Sneezing chick

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  1. jenniebean123

    jenniebean123 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a 7 week old silkie thats sneezing and has a runny nose what do i do
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    It sounds like a respiratory disease. Isolate her from other chicks, if you have any, and keep her warm and hydrated. Give her electrolytes and probiotics if you have them.

    The disease may be bacterial, in which case you will want to get antibiotics. Oxytetracycline (sold under names like Duramycin, Terramycin, Tetroxy HCA-280, and LA200) is probably the best choice right now. If your chicken was older, I'd recommend Tylan, but Tylan is quite strong and hard on younger birds. Still, if the oxytetracycline doesn't work, you could get some.

    Of course, the disease may be viral. If this is so, all you can do is wait until it runs its course, and stay alert for any secondary infections.

    Hope I've helped, and good luck!
     
  3. jenniebean123

    jenniebean123 Out Of The Brooder

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    Shes fine now her gullet was really full and now that its not she all fine idk
     

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