Sneezing & Head-Shaking Silkie Bantam Chicks

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by janicew1290, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. janicew1290

    janicew1290 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 13, 2011
    I have two young silkie chicks: one is 6 weeks old the other 10 weeks old. When I received them, one was sneezing, lethargic, and shaking its head. The second one began to do the same, so I put them on Tetracycline. Now, after 10 days on it, one is still sneezing every few minutes, and they both continue to shake their heads. Otherwise, they are very alert and vigorous. But I am concerned that something is still wrong with them. The folks I bought them from say this has never happened and that all their other birds are completely healthy. So I wonder if they are allergic to something in the environment. Not knowing what's up, I worry about merging them with my other two bantams --that they might be contagious and make my other girls ill. So, I'd be grateful for any thoughts or suggestions.

  2. mrsjohnson0807

    mrsjohnson0807 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 30, 2012
    Marysvale, UT
    My Silkie chick just started the same thing. Did yours get better?

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