So many posts on sneezing...what would you do? Mild sneezing

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by trinacliff, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. trinacliff

    trinacliff Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 12, 2009
    Ocala, FL
    I've read and read posts on seems reasons for sneezing can range from very mild to very severe. I'm at a loss on what I should do, and of course, this is my son's favorite pullet (flies on his arm and back as a sweet).

    At any rate, I've noticed when I'm out feeding, I will hear/see her sneeze. That is it. However, this has happened just about every evening for the past few weeks. So, I'm sure she is sneezing more often when I am not around. She only does it once, then is done for awhile. I stand there and watch, but she doesn't shake her head or sneeze repeatedly. She eats fine, chases bugs, roosts, etc. Do I treat her or the whole flock with something just to be safe? I don't want whatever it is to get ahold of her...but what should I treat with? I've read everything from Duramycin to Tylan 50...also seen Sulmet mentioned. I'm completely confused now.

    Thanks for any information!

  2. wilmothfarms

    wilmothfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2010
    Cecilia Kentucky
    Did she sneeze from day one? I've read that some birds just sneeze..I have one bird that does and always has and she is NOT sick...dont know why she does it but she does.
  3. chicknfishn

    chicknfishn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 22, 2010
    SW Washington State
    I am wondering the same thing that you are. I was going to use Duramycin 10 on most everyone tomorrow to see if that clears it up. I was considering Sulmet, but I have heard that it is harder on the birds system. The problem is that some are getting close to laying and then I will have to toss the eggs for a few weeks. Anyone else have any ideas one way or the other?
  4. Highlander

    Highlander Tartan Terror

    Oct 1, 2008
    If she is just doing it at feeding time then it could be something as simple as the food dust irritating her. I wouldn't start on antibiotics just yet.
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2010
  5. BarredRock21

    BarredRock21 New Egg

    Sep 8, 2010
    I have a hen with 'larger' nostrils than the others, and she has always sneezed since the day I brought her home. Little 'pews' are the sounds she makes, and it has always been about the time I give her food. At the beginning, I had started the flock on anitbiotics, worried she was infectious and waited the 6 days and threw out all their eggs, and months later, she still sneezes. I think some birds might just have allergies like us. If she isn't displaying sick symptoms, and it keeps up for a week or more without any change, I'd say it's just the way she is. Good luck [​IMG]
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2010
  6. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2010
    Stonington, illinois
    If shes only doing it at feeding I'd say dust from the feed. I have one that will root around in the pan then sneeze. I think silly thing quit putting your nose in there and rooting you wont sneeze. If she is doing it alot or has any discharge out of nostrils then maybe start antibotics.
  7. herefordlovinglady

    herefordlovinglady It Is What It Is

    Jun 23, 2009
    I am so glad you posted this.

    I have several hens that will sneeze when i let them out of the coop in the morning. I use DE in the coop and they are usually up and moving by the time i get out to let them out at 7:30 a.m. I assumed it was the DE dust making them sneeze. But like you said they sneeze once and then that is it. They all eat well, range good, cones are red -- there is nothing else that causes concern.

    I was just putting it off as a morning nostril clearing -- LOL
  8. trinacliff

    trinacliff Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 12, 2009
    Ocala, FL
    She hasn't done it from day one, so something is wrong. Today, she is more lethargic...I am getting really worried and need to do something. She is our FAVORITE of course, and my son is very attached to her. She has some sort of respiratory issue, so what is the most prevalent treatment? Tylan 50?? If so, where can I get some fast and what is the dosage? I'll try to find the info on here, but just in case someone can answer before I manage to dig it up.

    Tonight, she has her beak open some and it is not hot...before, several were doing that during the day while it was hot. I heard her rattle a bit up top when she shook her head and sneezed. I did put Sulmet in all their water...I had it on hand, and it is time for that anyway. Hope that doesn't conflict with any treatment that this one hen needs. I haven't isolated her yet because I didn't want to cause her any undo stress until I start treating her.



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