sneezing hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by brlarson84, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. brlarson84

    brlarson84 In the Brooder

    Jun 6, 2011
    Holladay, UT
    I have a hen who has been sneezing for the past week. She does not have a runny nose or any other symptoms that I can tell. She forages as usual and seems just as social as ever. However she has started to sneeze quite often throughout the day. What could it be? Are there any solutions? It has been pretty hot here could it be stress?
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  3. Atrayu

    Atrayu Chirping

    Aug 12, 2011
    Hermosa, South Dakota
    One of my hens sneezes once in awhile, usually after she eats. Has it been dusty and dry where you live? Sometimes they sneeze after putting in new pine shavings or bedding. I read on here that if they sneeze give them a little apple cidar vinegar and it clears it up.
    Good luck!
  4. Chicken_Pauper

    Chicken_Pauper Songster

    Mar 8, 2011
    Southern California
    Do you have your chickens on a worming regiment? Do you worm regularly (every 6 to 8 months)? Have you wormed recently?

    Pretty much every "illness", sneeze, horseness, droopiness, etc. with my chickens were all solved when I wormed correctly... twice with Valbazen is what I had and used, I was able to buy a few CCs from the guy at the feed store who had an open larger bottle. Then (a little) Seven Dust in the on the chickens ten days after that.. on the ground, cleaned roosts, and cleaned nesting boxes anytime, weekly?

    Cats sneeze when they have worms... I don't know if the same is true for chickens, but mine stopped sneezing after worming. Just a thought.

    1/4cc Valbazen for Bantams... 1/2cc Valbazen for Standards.. given orally. Do not eat eggs or chickens.. withhold for a total of 24 days... give once, wait ten days, dose a second time, wait 14 more days... safe to eat eggs on 25th day.

    You can use Eprinex on the skin and then Valbazen (orally) ten days later... dosage and withdrawal period would be the same. Eprinex kills mites as well (Valbazen does not kill mites)... But, Eprinex does not kill Tapeworms (Valbazen does).

    Look for recent posts by dawg53 for the best info on worming. Search Valbazen and/or worming... check dates on posts.

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