Sneezing and disharge out of nose in Delaware pullet

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by killions123, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. killions123

    killions123 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello my delaware pullet Millie has a lot of discharge coming out of her nose and is sneezing a lot. I know chickens dont get colds but I really hate ro cull her she is a very freindly bird [​IMG] but I will do what I have to do. My other 12 chickens look great. Any advice and help would be greatly appreciated.

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    The Chickens' Maid Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Is the discharge clear or snotty? Sneezing can be from ammonia build up at floor level or some other irritation, so no culling yet! Once I had a bunch of birds in two coops, both with lots of new plywood and caulk, sneezing alot. I finally figured out that they were reacting to all the glues and resins in those materials and we increased ventilation. Clear can be stuff coming out of their nose after drinking water, too.
     
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    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. killions123

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    I use the deep litter method and i mix the the litter everyday with my rake. No ammonia I keep it very clean. In fact it was just cleaned 3 weeks ago I use pine shavings. I used red earth from meyers (DE) prior to this and it was 50 times dustier before now. I even use my leaf blower and big 42 inch exahaust fan to get all the dust out every week. She is the only one of 13 does not look sick but I am going to start antibiotics in water today.

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  6. killions123

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    Snotty discharge.
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Do the usual recommended procedures: Separate her from the rest of the flock to observe her. Do NOT give antibiotics. Give her fresh water with the addition of a couple tablespoons unfiltered (with the "mother") ACV per gallon, give her probiotics and good protein, like plain yogurt with scrambled eggs, fish, etc. And watch her. If it clears up, it may have been a reaction to something environmental, but I've never seen a snotty nose here, so I'd be leary of putting her back with the flock. Also, watch the flock for the same symptoms.
     
  8. killions123

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    Thanks will do!!!
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Hope it's nothing serious, that she is just having a bad reaction to something. Let us know how she is in a few days!
     

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