runny nose/beak now sneezing on 9week olds

daxigait

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I have several 8&9 week old pullets that I put out for one night in the smaller coop two days ago. It is wrapped in plastic so no drafts, but the ground is very damp due to massive rains. The next day one had snot on her beak. So I put them back in the crate in the big coop that is insulated. Now three are sneezing, but they are eating and drinking. One is puffing up her feathers a bit.. I have vet RX which is supposed to be for respitory,but I decided to check here as I am such a newbie. Especially to youngsters.
 

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Lose the plastic. They are old enough to handle any weather you have. They need fresh air.
Chickens don't die from cold. They die from bad air.
A warm moist environment is the perfect place for pathogens to grow.
 

daxigait

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oK, Thanks. When I put them back there I will unplastic the run, and just leave it over the tractor windows to prevent drafts. For now how do I get rid of the congestion/runny/sneezing?
 
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It all depends on if the problem is viral, bacterial, fungal, environmental, protozoal or nutritional.
One fix doesn't cure all.
I wouldn't close up the windows either. You should have 1 sq. ft. of opening for each bird.
My big openings on both east and west walls stay wide open in all weather. The wind blows right through - at roost height.
Never lost a bird to cold, only to heat.


 

daxigait

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Mine are back in the main coop I brought them back after that first night when I noticed the snotty nose on one. I figured the cold/damp was too much of a change. Here they are now back where they were before but sneezing now or at least the Sapphires are the EE seem fine.
 

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daxigait

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They get save a chick and acv in their water, and I change the shavings regularly. They have been on chick starter to which I just started adding grower.
 

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There are lots of different respiratory illnesses it could be. Hopefully it is one they can just get over, like infectious bronchitis. The Learning Center has some articles that may help you out. Good luck!
 

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Good point @Hholly
I would be remiss to recommend any one treatment, not knowing what the problem is. Just a few symptoms and just for a day or two - who knows.
 

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