Stuffy sneezes!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by spencereb, Aug 12, 2007.

  1. spencereb

    spencereb In the Brooder

    Feb 17, 2007
    One of my hens, is sneezing, maybe once every 15 minutes. When she does, it sounds pretty congested. My other four hens, rooster and two ducks are not doing this, only her.

    Her daily activities are completely normal. She still lays one per day, scratches about, dust bathes, eyes are clear, she's perky, chases the lower pecking order...everything else is normal.

    I'm not sure how long she's been doing this, as it is so hot in middle Tennessee, I have not just sat out by the run to watch and listen, as we would in more moderate temperatures. I only go out once a day to water and collect the eggs, then I just happened to notice.

    Could this be a simple allergy, or response to the extreme heat? Might it pass, or could I be in for a rough ride here?

    Any knowlegeable input is greatly appreciated.

  2. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

    Jan 11, 2007
    might be dust (but then I think your other birds would also be sneezing)...since you said she shows no other symptoms which might indicate an illness (snot, coughing respiratory congestion) then I believe it could be she has got something caught up in her nasal passages...a vet could do a nasal flush to see if that perhaps might help if it gets worse or she is unable to dislodge what ever it is...

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