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sneezing questions

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by watsonlane, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. watsonlane

    watsonlane Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 9, 2010
    We have a little chicken, Bantom??? that sneezes all the time.....does that mean he's sick? Do we need to remove him from the general population?
  2. Louieandthecrew

    Louieandthecrew I am actually a female!

    That's just fine. It does sound like sneezing, but it's not! Many bantys and even some standard chickens (especially roosters) will make this noise to tell the others to back off. They usually do this when eating, but will do this other times also. It is nothing to worry about! Though they are trying to prove to the others that they are the biggest, that little *eep* noise doesn't sound very manly [​IMG]
  3. Gooter

    Gooter Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 19, 2010
    central VA
    Quote:I'm not a real veteran of chickens at this point, but the above answer doesn't quite seem right. I've got a sneezing thing happening with some of my chickens right now too and none of it is related to chickens demanding space from the others. It's sneezing. I gave some tetracycline for about 2 weeks and it did not seem to help. However, the rooster that I believe carried it in to the others has stopped his sneezing, so I'm wondering if it will just run its course? Would really appreciate any input from someone with experience with this condition. Nobody is off feed or acting sick... They are not in any dusty areas either. Any ideas?
  4. RedReiner

    RedReiner Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2010
    Monroe, Wa
    when I brought mine home they all started sneezing the second day and had clear slightly runny noses when they did. I was told to put some tylan in their water for 3 days, cleared right up, no sneezing or runny noses after that.
  5. Gooter

    Gooter Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 19, 2010
    central VA
    Thank you... I'll try to get some of that and give it to them.

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