Sneezing Buff Orpington, Mystery Cold??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by nicole camp, Jan 3, 2014.

  1. nicole camp

    nicole camp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 1 1/2 year old Buff Orpington and she recently started sneezing when she eats and after she drinks. I decided to isolate her, but does anyone know the cause of this? I really love this chicken and don't want to get rid of her, but I have a expensive flock to care for as well and don't want it spreading. None of the other chickens show signs of it yet.
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

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    Sometimes sneezing is just from nasal irritation, especially when it's just one chicken. Perhaps she snorts a bit of dust from the feed when she eats. You might try shining a light up there to see if you see any blockage. Perhaps mostening her food for a few days would help. I hope you figure something out!
     
  3. nicole camp

    nicole camp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It could be the food. I have an egg layer mix that I got from a feed store and its a little crushed from transportation. Thanks for the help!
     

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