Question about sneezing.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Southern28Chick, May 25, 2007.

  1. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    My roo, Sgt. Major Bok Bok is sneezing!!! I noticed it this morning. This afternoon I noticed that when he sneezes a bit of nasal discharge aka snot comes out of his nostrils.

    What could this be? I just changed their bedding yesterday, could the fresh pine shavings be bothering him? And I want to get them outside this weekend. Would that make him better or worse?

    Other info:
    He's the only one doing it so far, They are on medicated feed, They are not vaccinated, He is eating and drinking and acting pretty normal and They are almost 4 weeks old.
     
  2. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    I guess nobody knows why he's sneezing?
     
  3. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    It could be the change in the bedding or pollen. I know our pollen is ridiculous up here.
     
  4. jmantoo1

    jmantoo1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sounds like he has a cold go on google and find out how to treat him hope this helps
     
  5. chickedeefarm

    chickedeefarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Not sure if this is what you have but, a cold in chickens could be infectious coryza which is a respiratory disease. If you have Vet RX, apply it on his nostrils. You also need to medicate.

    Here's an article from Peter Brown that describes it in detail as well as how to treat it http://www.featherfanciers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=61

    I hope this helps!
     
  6. birdlover

    birdlover Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    Northern Va.
    However, I had/have chickens that sneezed and it wasn't an illness. I presumed they got something up their noses. But if there are other symptoms, like runny eyes, listlessness, etc., then I'd be more concerned.

    Ellen
     
  7. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    I've got 2 that have been sneezing for the last 4 weeks. No idea why. They eat fine and act fine. Just sneeze like they have allergies or something
     
  8. ella

    ella Chillin' With My Peeps

    Chickens sneeze for the same reasons humans do: irritants, allergy, infection etc...

    If the snot is clear I wouldn't worry, if it's thick and white or yellow it's more likely to be a problem. Most of the time though, it's not a big deal.
     

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