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New Silkie mix sneezing with a runny nose :(

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Ivytwilight, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. Ivytwilight

    Ivytwilight In the Brooder

    Jun 19, 2012
    We purchased a Silkie mix from a feed store last weekend and have noticed the last two days she has one nostril that is running. The liquid is clear and not thick (like water) and she sometimes sneezes. The sneezing is not constant. I am keeping her quarantined from my other chickens ( They have never had contact). She/ he is inside the house while they are outside and I wash my hands religiously after handling her. (The name is Squeakers) She( I say she, because the feed store said it was a pullet) is eating fine, drinking and generally running about the house. Her poo is also normal. Is this something serious I should worry about? She is on pine bedding in her cage while she was on straw at the feed store. It is her left nostril and only her left nostril. She will itch that side of her beak once in awhile, but I don't know if this is just a part of her usual grooming habits. Is there anything I should/ can do to help Squeakers get better or could this just be because of the change in environments? Could this be the beginning of something more serious? And as for how old Squeakers is I have no clue other than young. If it is in fact a girl it is not laying yet. I would appreciate any help or helpful hints as to what could be wrong with her. Thank you in advance.
    Squeakers ^^

  2. thebanthams

    thebanthams Songster

    Jun 12, 2010
    Safford, Arizona
    respiratory infection is common when you buy them, from the store

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