Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kdwag, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. kdwag

    kdwag Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2012
    Northwest Ohio
    My chicks are 4 1/2 weeks old and have been very healthy. We are having a warm day today, so I took them out to their run for a little while-it was their first outing. I noticed 2 of them were sneezing on occasion-- Is this a beginning sign of an illness or something associated with their first outing? They otherwise are eating, drinking just fine and eyes are clear.
  2. Trishkabob

    Trishkabob Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 30, 2010
    Schuylerville, NY
    I am no expert but asked a similar question when we had younger girls. We were told by several BYC-ers that we should check the bedding for excessive dust, moisture, etc.
    If all that is ok then they probably just sneeze for the same reasons we do: occasional nasal irritation. Our hens sneeze now and then but are otherwise healthy. If yours have no discharge from nostrils or other odd symptoms, they are likely fine.

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