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still need help. rir runny nose

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by raspeary, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. raspeary

    raspeary Songster

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    So today as I was removing my chickens to the outside run (as they won't go outside if they see snow:yiipchick) so i could clean out the coop, one of my rhode island reds look like she had a runny nose.....do chickens get runny noses??? What could this mean??? Could this have anything to do with my egg production dropping since this past summer when i had two broodies? First i thought the food was the issue but now i'm wondering.....please help me if you can
     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2011

  2. ladrholman

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    HI, I have a few chickens that seem to get this off and on too. Some get a sneeze too. They have gotten over it but now a few others have it. I suspect it is some sort of respiratory virus. I have also read that some can get this with change in bedding. Dust and such. I am fairly new to this and this is my first winter so I am always looking to learn from the more experienced out there. Hope they are doing alright soon.
     
  3. raspeary

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    and i only have one bird with this problem so far out of 7

    anyone else??
     
  4. raspeary

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    anybody else, i was hoping to get more replies.
     
  5. Indiana hens

    Indiana hens Songster

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    I'll take the hot potatoe. Many diseases have runny nose as a symtom. Figuring the infliction is almost as long as "the Chicken Health Handbook, by Gail Damerow". Allergy, cold is the mild part. Many internal infections fester through a lung discharge. I treat sinus infection w/ combi-pennicilin. Internal infections w Tylan 50. Ammonia , which can irritate respiratory can be controllled w stall dry and/or change of bedding. I have had egg-carrying bacteria to cause a lingering cough before(Tylan treatment cured it).
     

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