Sneezy/snotty chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Apld, Mar 20, 2018.

  1. Apld

    Apld Chirping

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    We have the most lovely little Sussex chook that has always been a bit sneezy and snotty - it’s never gone away. She’s around 15 weeks old (we got her at around 6 weeks), it’s never seemed to affect her, she eats well, she’s happy... but it seems weird she can’t seem to shift it.
    We have 5 other chooks and none of them have ever showed any sign of being unwell.
    I have ACV in their water, and some nutrients in their food - but am feeling useless that it hasn’t gone away! Other than a slightly runny nose and being a bit sneezy she is fine... but today one side of her nose was a bit gummed up with some dirt so I’m worried both sides might while I’m not home.

    Any suggestions?
     
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    Tiana's chickens Songster

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    We would give our snotty chooks some vitamin C and a little garlic in the water, it helps their immune system. Other suggestions I can make is buying them a multivitamin powder or giving probiotics - probiotic powder has also worked wonders for my chooks, just don't give the probiotics to them within a few hours of ACV
     
  3. Apld

    Apld Chirping

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    Thank you, it’s just been so long :(
    She’s a bit bubbly now breathing through her nose, that’s the first time I’ve noticed that.
     
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    Sounds like you’ve tried a few things ...some prefer to buy over the counter remedies but i like to use organic natural so here’s what I would do..

    I always keep a small peeled garlic clove in their drinker all year round. ( replace it roughly monthly)

    For respiratory infections I boil a whole onion in 1/2pint milk ..turn off the heat and let it cool leaving onion in there . Soak a piece of bread in the milk ...feed bread to chicken with no other food that day , but access to water . After the first day I’d let them return to the flock but continue to offer them the milk potion along with regular food.

    A homeopathic tablet called hepar suphuris is a natural antibiotic, it’s available on Amazon or chemists here in England for around £7. I’d start this the day after the milk potion and continue it for a week. Either 6in water or 3 fed directly to poorly patient.

    Probiotic yoghurt is great.

    As mentioned previously some chickens can be snottier than others, my oldest buff Orpington , Pamela can be sneezy if I use certain type songs of bedding. I have to use superduper dust extracted shavings and no hay & straw anywhere inside.

    My herbal two penneth ❤️
     
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