Urgent baby chicks are sneezing! Help please!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by SoCalChickenLuv, Feb 2, 2017.

  1. SoCalChickenLuv

    SoCalChickenLuv New Egg

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    I got 2 EE chicks vaccinated & about 10 days old and after a week I got 3 silkies from a breeder not vaccinated about 10 days old too.

    One silkie started sneezing - no wetness or anything around eyes, beaks or anything. Eats and drinks fine. Now fast forward 3 days my 2 other silkies seem to possibly be showing some symptoms.

    Here is what I have done as of today:
    Changed bedding from pine to ribbed paper towels (yesterday)

    Added ACV RAW as of yesterday

    Added crushed garlic to water (today)

    Added some VetRX to water and under wings of one of them - the one that showed the worst symptoms!

    Any advice?! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2017
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  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Could just be dust in the environment, or from the feed, or any number of things. Sneezing is not a reason to rush into panic mode. As long as they are free of nasal discharge and seem to eat and drink fine, try not to worry so much.
     
  4. Folly's place

    Folly's place Chicken Obsessed

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    They need plain water, so weird new tastes in the treated water don't reduce drinking. I agree with June, hopefully all is well. What vaccine are you referring to? If they are actually ill, that's another story. Mary
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Agrees, just plain water...(and need vaccination specifics).....all that other stuff in water could cause other problems and/or confusion of symptoms.
     

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