Sneezing and gaping?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kara_leigh, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. kara_leigh

    kara_leigh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My little 4wk old silver laced polish chick was gaping a lot the other day, and I thought it may have been gapeworms, but she stopped doing it so I stopped worrying and figured she must have had something in her crop. Today, though, she is gaping again occasionally and is sneezing every few minutes. She also has some crusty stuff around her nostrils. Does she just have a cold? Is there anything I should do for her? It seems like I'm having one problem after another. *sigh*

    Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2011
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Chickens don't get colds. I'm moving this to emergencies section for you, so you'll get more answers.

    I believe she needs an antibiotic, but I'm not positive.
     
  3. kara_leigh

    kara_leigh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No one???
     

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