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Sneezing Chickens

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickens112, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. chickens112

    chickens112 Songster

    Aug 10, 2008
    Cuero Tx
    Hey guys. I have some 22 week old cochins of different varities and they have not laid yet. What i have been noticing is that some of them are sneezing. At first i thought it was from the dust bc it is kinda dry and i am feeding them crumbles. Another thing is that their poo is yellow and runny. So is that bc it is so hot or something else.

  2. scubagirl

    scubagirl In the Brooder

    Jul 29, 2008
    Marysville, WA
    I would use dewormer for the runny poo

    As for the sneezing, if you are using pine or cedar shavings some chickens can be sensitive to the odor causing sneezing.

    I was first told to use cedar, then recomended pine, then read the internet article.

    Cedar vs pine. Both give off odors, like pinsol or cedar oder.

    I now use Fir shavings which has no odor

    and have no sneezing chickens.

    I also use poultry powder for flea and lice repellent.

    People who recommend the cedar or pine, do it because the smell itself repells fleas and lice. But a sneezing chicken I read is more susceptible to other serious infections, so it's best just to do away with anything like that.

    so I would try the 2 things I listed and if that doesnt help then maybe they are sick and need antibiotics.

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