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Three week old chicks coughing/sneezing

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Farmgal10, Nov 17, 2015.

  1. Farmgal10

    Farmgal10 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a dozen cornish cross chicks and a few have started coughing or sneezing, I can't tell which is which. There is no mucous evident and all are eating and drinking well. No bloody or odd stools either. These guys are over a month out from their butcher date so I'm comfortable giving antibiotics. Also, they were vaccinated for Cocci by the hatchery. Ideas? They're in our garage with a heat lamp (75 temp in hutch)but the weather here in OK has been wet and fluctuating.
     
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2015
  2. ChickenLady2014

    ChickenLady2014 Feathered Frenzy

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    Hi Farmgal, I have used a small dab of VetRX under the wings on some of my chicks that started sneezing. Unless there is nasal drainage or marked wheezing or they've stopped eating I probably wouldn't give them an antibiotic, but this is just my opinion. I would make sure that their bedding is clean & dry at all times. Meat birds can be sorta messy. Is it possible that they are getting feed dust or bedding dust in their nares? Best of luck [​IMG]
     

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