1. Suess hens

    Suess hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is sneezing always a respiratory issue?
    I have a sneezing 9/10 week old roo. It looks like he has a bit of mucus on one nostril, but he is still running around like the crazy roo he is, and eating and drinking. Eyes are clear, and no other symptoms. These are the guys that went out to the coop Sunday night. Has been warm...until last night, dropped to the low 70's during the day, and I forgot to check the temp this morning.
     
  2. dlhunicorn

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    inadequate ventilation, dust, ammonia, vit A deficiency ... all can show sneezing.
     
  3. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2007
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    a little ACV in the drinking water can help cut the mucus..
    (about 2 tablespoons per gallon of water)

    give vitamins..(don't mix with ACV)..
    you can use Poly-vi-sol liquid baby vitamins (Enfamil brand..no iron)..2-3 drops a day for a week, then taper off.

    do check for ammonia build up in coop or brooder, and for dust and dander.
    has he been exposed to dusts, such as fertilizers, lawn/garden dusts...?
    what bedding are you using?

    do you have any antibiotics on hand?
     
  4. Suess hens

    Suess hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey thanks. I noticed last night on my final check that he didn't have anything on his "nostrils" anymore. They are on a combo of pine shavings and alfalfa sweepings (that isn't anythign new). I know he took a huge dirt bath yesterday (I found a worn down hole--and he is the one that loves to take them) Maybe he got dirt in his nose. I am going to clean out the coop and give them fresh stuff...and I am going to cut out one more ventilation whole for some better cross ventilation.
    Thanks you guys. Oh, and he has the vitamins in the electrolyte mix. I am going to keep a very vigilant eye on him.
     

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