In the Brooder
- Mar 26, 2017
one of my chickens are sneezing and it has mucus coming from somewhere on its face please help!
but it only sneezed two times so what would that mean and how would i give the apple cider vinegarThey do get something that resembles a cold. With mine, it's only ever happened in association with stress eg new birds or changes in the flock. Have once resorted to antibiotics from the vet, but there are also herbal remedies such as apple cider vinegar.
well i dont know which one because it has not sneezed againIs it a new bird? Have you recently introduced birds to your flock? If possible, it's good to figure out where the disease came from.
Sneezing and mucous are signs of a respiratory infection, which could be caused by any number of bacteria or viruses. Sometimes it can be mild and self-limiting, sometimes it can be treated with antibiotics (if it is bacterial), and unfortunately some respiratory diseases can be devastating and severe.
If this is the only bird acting sick, you can try separating it and giving it supportive care-keep its nares (nostrils) clear from mucous, make sure it has food in easy reach, and consider adding a vitamin/electrolyte mixture to the water (be sure to properly dilute it, less is more)
If it becomes very lethargic, doesn't want to eat, has difficulty breathing or lots of mucous find an avian vet!
Best of luck
ACV is normally mixed in with drinking water. It's a good tonic generally and can be given to all birds. Please check on the internet for concentration bearing in mind the size of your drinking vessel. Don't use it with galvanised vessels. Hope that helps.but it only sneezed two times so what would that mean and how would i give the apple cider vinegar