Possible Coughing

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bevsbirds, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. bevsbirds

    bevsbirds Out Of The Brooder

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    I am new to this site and to chickens both. I have 16 cornish roasters that are 6 weeks old. I noticed that one of them was making a noise yesterday and again today that I'm not sure what it is. I'm concerned that it may be coughing. I didn't notice anything else as far as runny eyes or nose. It was eating and drinking. How do I know for sure and should I separate it from the other chicks?
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    I have one girl that everyday while either eating or drinking will cough. Like a hoarse horn going off! She inhales something either in the water or feed. So unless it becomes chronic, like all the time, I wouldn't worry about. If it gets bad with some sort of discharge, you may have to the antibiotics things. Good luck with your babies! [​IMG]
     
  3. bevsbirds

    bevsbirds Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much for replying to my concern. As I mentioned earlier, I am very new to this and a little paranoid over everything. I also have 9 hens and 1 rooster that are 6 weeks old also as well as the cornish birds. I am enjoying it tremendously and very excited to see what the future holds with my hens. The first eggs will be very exciting! I decided to get into this for health reasons but I wasn't prepared to like the chicks so much. [​IMG] Thanks again for your help and I look forward to learning more from BYC and getting to know everyone. By the way, no changes today with the coughing so, hopefully, all is well.
     

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