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Need help, a few sneezing hens and snezzing turkey hen.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Mrsfoote, Nov 20, 2013.

  1. Mrsfoote

    Mrsfoote Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2010
    Laurel Montana
    So we just moved her from California to Montana about just under two months ago. I brought my 11 hens and two roosters. Purchased a Turkey Jake and one year old hen. Quarantined and then integrated. I noticed even in california that one of my hens sneezed, and then recently a few more. I'm not sure if it is simply because I've always ben around right when they are eating. No other symptoms.

    Is it common for turkeys when eating to sneeze more? Its been really cold, snowing as we speak coop is a nice 25 with lots of hay and light.

    What should I treat with? If at all.
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I'm not familiar with Turkeys, but chickens can sneeze for different reasons--dust, inhaling feed when eating, etc. I would not treat for just sneezing, but continue to watch for other respiratory symptoms--nasal/eye drainage, eye bubbles, facial or eye swelling, and gurgling or wheezing. Infectious bronchitis, a virus, can cause milder symptoms like frequent sneezing and clear thin nasal discharge. Viruses do not respond to antibiotics, although if a secondary infections occur, then AB's might help.
     

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