Sneezing chicken?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jaybanana, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. jaybanana

    jaybanana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought some chickens just after Christmas, who have been in a separate pen from my other chickens. I was getting ready to start intergrating them into the main flock in another 4 or 5 days.

    I noticed a few days ago that one the the chickens was sneezing, and my son noticed the same chicken sneeze yesterday. I had a good look at her, no nasal discharge, no other signs of illness. Could it just be dust getting up her nose? She is a rather vigorous dust bather! No other chickens are sneezing. Should I hold off on moving the new chickens into the main pen?
     
  2. Michael Apple

    Michael Apple Overrun With Chickens

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    I've had birds sneezing when crumbled feed turns to powder. They eat it vigorously and the powder in their throats makes them cough or sneeze. When I moved to a good organic mini pellet I never saw that behavior again. That could be it if you don't hear any congested breathing (rattles in the throat) or nasal discharge, swelling around the face/eyes. Observe the bird closely for awhile and let us know.
     

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