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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jaquetrish, Apr 12, 2016.

  1. jaquetrish

    jaquetrish In the Brooder

    Apr 12, 2016
    Gilman, MM
    We are starting a new flock (our first)! We have a 4 week old Americauna, a 4 week old Speckled Sussex, a 4 week old jersey giant, and a 4 week old Rhode Island Red. We also have 3-2 week old Gold and silver wyondotte chicks. I am so excited! Nervous because they are a bit sneezy but the farmer said that was from the dust when we picked them up yesterday and stirred them up??? [​IMG]
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  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us.

    It may be worth considering keeping your new chicks separate from the older chicks. The sneezing may well be due to what the farmer described, but it could also be a respiratory issue that could possibly spread to the rest of your flock.

    All the best
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  3. KnightNDayFarms

    KnightNDayFarms Hatching

    Apr 13, 2016
    South Carolina
    My husband, 2 daughters, and I have:
    1 dog
    4 cats
    4 goats
    72 chickens
    4 rabbits
    And 1 guinea pig
    We are going on 3 years of farming and we LOVE it.
  4. Toast n Jelly

    Toast n Jelly Songster

    Jan 29, 2007
    Good advice from Ken. And :welcome
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I agree with CTKen - sellers tend to play down symptoms - I would err on the side of caution and quarantine the new chicks away from any other birds you have. Respiratory ills can spread rapidly.
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  7. jaquetrish

    jaquetrish In the Brooder

    Apr 12, 2016
    Gilman, MM
    Well, you were right. The seller definitely played it down. I did separate the new chicks out but they have been passing the "cold" back and forth to each other for about 9 days now. This morning I went and got some Duramycin-10 from the local Co-op and put that in their water. I'll be doing that for 10-14 days and crossing my fingers that the sneezing stops. The good news is that they have all continued to eat and drink normally, but my Speckled Sussex is on a major downward spiral.

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