Sneezing/Wheezing Chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by brownrhi, Jan 30, 2017.

  1. brownrhi

    brownrhi Just Hatched

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    I have noticed some sneezing from my birds last week. It is winter here and they're in the coop most everyday unless the snow melts enough to allow them to want to come outside. Today I checked the chickens and opened the door in case they wanted to come out and one seemed to be making strange sounds. I would call it a loud wheezing/squawking sound. It was quite alarming and I am scared this bird is sick with something... this is our first year with the birds(we got them last May) and first winter. First sickness as well. I am not sure what the hen has, or what to give her to make her better. I am hoping to go to tractor supply today and help her ASAP but I will need your help by telling me what you might know from experience.

    She seems to be eating still but she just doesn't seem right and the sound she makes tells me that. Her eyes and nose look okay, not swollen or crusty. I have been reading some stuff online but it is overwhelming and confusing me!

    Online I have read about these medications:
    Tylan
    Baytril (enrofloxacin)
    Duramycin
    VetRx

    If anyone has any information about them or experience on which they've used or would suggest I would be so very thankful!!
     
  2. brownrhi

    brownrhi Just Hatched

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    I have a video of the hen making the sound.... just trying to figure out how to post it for anyone who's able to help me with this.
     
  3. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd go with the Tylan.How often do you clean the coop?Birds with respiratory diseases will remain carriers for life and when in times of stress the disease will come back.

    Dosage for Tylan

    Tylan 50 injectable orally 1/4 cc bantum, 1/2 cc standard once a day for five days.
     
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  4. brownrhi

    brownrhi Just Hatched

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    We clean out the wood flakes once a week and put New in. I think it was a ventilation issue which we fixed but obviously too late since this birds seems sick. Thanks for your help.
     
  5. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your welcome.The Tylan will be labeled under cattle but can be used for poultry.Good luck!
     
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  7. brownrhi

    brownrhi Just Hatched

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    So I now have the URL's to upload the 2 short videos I took of the chicken I suspect is sick but really have no clue. Tell me what you think. Notice how all the other birds are just being quiet and making small, regular clucking sounds.... I don't believe I have ever heard my chickens make such long, drawn out, raspy-like sounds like the one hen is doing today. There are small sneezes too, not sure if I caught them in the video :(




     
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  8. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That sounds normal.Just chicken noises.Thats what they do when they are bored/mad....How often do they sneeze?


    EDIT to add- She looks healthy to me bright comb,Alert,Interested in food.
     
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  9. brownrhi

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    It does sound kind of normal but I think I need a longer video. She sneezes every few minutes it seems like. Every 5 at least.
     
  10. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You should clean the poop every day or two.Make sure there is no dust in the pine shavings.You can put a pecking block down,Throw some BOSS in there bedding,Mealworms,Suet cake,Hang a apple,Put a mirror in the coop,Letting them outside would be very good just throw some straw down on the snow and they will venture out.If she is the only one sneezing,I would bring her inside and give her tuna and eggs in a dark/warm/clean environment.
     
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