The sneezes in 3 wk olds

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bigreyhorse, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. bigreyhorse

    bigreyhorse In the Brooder

    Apr 21, 2008
    Southern Indiana
    Well my 3 week olds have the sneezes, I haven't sorted out which out of the 25 have sneezes yet, but quite a few were and they're wet too.
    Here is the sick bird fill out form-

    1) What type of bird , age and weight-multiple breeds, 3 wks, I don't know the weight yet
    2) What is the behavior, exactly.-sneezes, a little wet not drippy though
    3) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma. No
    4) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation. Maybe the shavings (see below)
    5) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all. chick starter and water *edited to add- has been outdoors a time or two (but in warm weather 85-90) so most likely got some bugs
    6) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc. normal, with occasional cecal poop
    7) What has been the treatment you have administered so far? None, I don't have a chicken vet
    8 ) What is your intent as far as treatment? For example, do you want to treat completely yourself, or do you need help in stabilizing the bird til you can get to a vet? Probably treat myself with antibiotics, as long as it seems to go well.
    9) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help.
    10) Describe the housing/bedding in use Pine from a bag, I thought it was pretty dusty

    Their sneezes aren't bad but I know how fragile birds are, I'm getting something for them right away.

    Last edited: Jun 22, 2008
  2. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

    Jan 18, 2008
    Newman Lake, WA
  3. bigreyhorse

    bigreyhorse In the Brooder

    Apr 21, 2008
    Southern Indiana
    I observe the birds pretty closely, I didn't notice any depressed birds or swollen feet.
    Not saying that can't be it, I'll keep an open mind.
    The dust may be the cause because we're at the bottom of the bag, which is dustier than when you first open it.

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