Sneezing chicks and momma

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kbreak, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. kbreak

    kbreak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 8 week old chicks and momma been sneezing. They all look healthy and act fine. Is it just a cold? Is that common? Do I need to do anything? Today was the first day I let them out for about an hour to free range. I haven't let them out with the older chickens. They are in a separate pen with the runs next to each other. I have seen some of the others sneeze some but not as much as these.
     
  2. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    mine sneeze to. idk y. i put apple cider vinager in there water. and they seem ok now. i heard birds cant get colds. idk if thats true or not. but keep an eye on them
     
  3. kbreak

    kbreak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thank you !!
    How much do I add to the 1 gallon waterer?
     
  4. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    like 3 or 4 tea spoons full. i use a little rabbit bottle and only use one tea spoon. u dont want it to strong or the chickens dont like it. good luck. let me know how they do
     
  5. kbreak

    kbreak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where do I get the apple cider vinegar? Is there a certain kind or brand?
     
  6. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    u can get it at any food store. i dont think brand matters. mines store brand. some like the kind with a fungus called mother. but i cant ever find that kind and i found it once and never saw a difference in the two. the cider vinager is good for the birds. keeps them healthy. i put a little in all my chickens waterers everyday. my store keeps it in the cooking section but i think u can find it in the health foods section or u can ask a store clerk
     
  7. Duramaxgirl

    Duramaxgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can get apple cider vinegar at any grocery store. I use 1 tablespoon to a gallon for my birds.
     
  8. kbreak

    kbreak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can I put it in the waterer for all my chickens? Should I put it in the waterers for the babies(2weeks-4 weeks). I won't hurt them. i am also goona put down new pine shavings and DE. Trying to dry out the ground. Does that sound ok to do that ?
     
  9. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:yup sounds good. i put some in my day old chicks water. so its safe. wont hurt them. and u can put it in all ur chickens water. cant hurt.
     
  10. iluvsedward

    iluvsedward Overrun With Chickens

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    Bragg apple cider vinegar has the "mother" in it
     

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