sneezing chicks?

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  1. albird101

    albird101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 7 easter egger chicks as you guys probably know and they sneeze alot, no discharge or anything there super energetic, drink lots of water and eat plenty of food, there basicly normal healthy baby chicks but they sneeze alot, could it be allegies? I have them in a plastic bin with paper towels on the botTom and there food and water dish to one side, my brother has really bad allergies and sneezes alot to so I'm guessing it could be allegies but I wanted to get your opinion thanks
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Chicks can sneeze a lot. If the bedding is dusty, they will sneeze. Even their own dander will make them sneeze. As long as the sneezes stay dry, then I wouldn't worry about it. Make sure you are not covering the top of the brooder with anything but a screen or wire for good air flow, heat and oxygen exchange.
     
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC. Feed dust can cause sneezing as well.
     
  4. albird101

    albird101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks guys I just replaced the top with a screen for better ventilation,
     
  5. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    X2 it probably is their bedding that is causing them to sneeze.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Hopefully the problem has resolved itself, with improved ventilation
     
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    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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  9. albird101

    albird101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's an update after studying them for a while I noticed they stuff there whole beaks in the water and start sneezing the excess water out, overall there a good bunch of healthy chicks except this wheather is starting to get really cold so there staying in for the night! :) really hoping these gals and guys grow quickly haha
     

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