What does sneezing mean?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ElioraImmanuel, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. ElioraImmanuel

    ElioraImmanuel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have meaties and a few are sneezing. Now, this was right after I added pine shavings. Could it be the dust? I've kept them out of drafts. Their eyes all look clear and bright, they're active and w/o other symptoms. Help?
     
  2. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    Could be the dust. keep an eye on them though.
     
  3. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My RIRs did that too...now they're 8 weeks and in the coop doing just fine! Good luck [​IMG]
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    In the absence of any other symptoms and considering you just added shavings, I'd say its the dust.
     
  5. LittleChocobo

    LittleChocobo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A friend of mine used shavings for her newborn foals and would put them in a basket and shake them in the breeze (outside) to get the chaff-like dust out of the shavings. It was a very tedious process for a large birthing stall, but for a brooding box it shouldn't be too bad. I definitely plan to do it in my future brooder box though.
     
  6. ElioraImmanuel

    ElioraImmanuel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So far, so good. No more sneezing, no other symptoms! PTL!
     

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