sneezing

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kmatt87, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. kmatt87

    kmatt87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have a 6 wk old black sex linked chick that sneezes. For awhile i thought it might be due to the bedding (she loves to roll in it) and its still not spreading.

    Today i had the chicks outside for a couple hrs and she's still sneezing out there! Is it something i should worry about?
     
  2. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    What type of bedding are you using?
     
  3. kmatt87

    kmatt87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pine shavings
     
  4. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    Perfect, bedding must not be your problem then.

    How often is she sneezing? What are you using as her brooder?
     
  5. kmatt87

    kmatt87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i notice 5 max in a 30 min period when she's in the house. I'm using a heavy duty rubber maid tub that wasn't used for anything before and i washed it before putting them in there.
     
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  6. sunny & the 5 egg layers

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    I would clean your brooder and wipe the sides of it with a wet paper towel (to get rid of the dust). I would make sure that you have enough ventilation in there.
    The dust may be irritating her.
     
  7. kmatt87

    kmatt87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i've now noticed 2 other chicks starting to sneeze as well. is it time to try and medicate them?
    The first chick has been sneezing occasionally for more then 2 wks time..... how long is the incubation period for most respiratory illnesses in chickens?
     
  8. kmatt87

    kmatt87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone?
     
  9. denisejoyce68

    denisejoyce68 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hope they get better
     
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