Sneezing/hiccup

Egrossman104

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I have a 2 year old Leghorn hen with 3, 6 month old Brahma mixes. It has been raining for 5 days straight here. Everyone is eating, drinking, and acting normally until this morning the Leghorn is sneezing every 30 secs or so. There’s no discharge, eyes are clear, she’s eating and drinking normally. My question is, do I just treat her with something out of an abundance of caution? Do I wait it out to see if she just has something stuck in her nose, or if other symptoms show up? Am I just being paranoid? She laid an egg yesterday, I would expect her to lay another today if she sticks to her schedule. After I noticed the symptoms I did scrub the water dish, added some hydro hen and raked out all of the straw that had gotten wet. The coop itself was dry and I had just cleaned it out on Friday. Just looking for general advice.
 

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I would just continue to observe her and the others to make sure they are all active, eating and drinking. Sneezing sometimes can be due to something irritating a nostril, dust, mold, or environmental allergens. It may not be seeious. Frequent sneezing for a month or so, can be a sign of infectious bronchitis virus. IBV usually spreads to more birds over the weeks, and sometimes causes reproductive disorders later. Wrinkled or corrugated egg shells can be a sign. IB virus is not treated with antibiotics, and will run it’s course over a month or so. However, any birds with it may be carriers for 5 months to a year.
 

Egrossman104

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I would just continue to observe her and the others to make sure they are all active, eating and drinking. Sneezing sometimes can be due to something irritating a nostril, dust, mold, or environmental allergens. It may not be seeious. Frequent sneezing for a month or so, can be a sign of infectious bronchitis virus. IBV usually spreads to more birds over the weeks, and sometimes causes reproductive disorders later. Wrinkled or corrugated egg shells can be a sign. IB virus is not treated with antibiotics, and will run it’s course over a month or so. However, any birds with it may be carriers for 5 months to a year.
Thank you so much for the reply! She just laid an egg so I’m hoping for the best.
 

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