Why is my peachick sneezing so much?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by MamaPeahen, Sep 21, 2018.

  1. MamaPeahen

    MamaPeahen Chirping

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    My 4 and a half month old peachick has been sneezing excessively for the past five or six days, and I don't know why? His cage is cleaned frequently and when he isn't sleeping in there for the night he roams the backyard(or is ruling the inside of the house, haha). Please help!!
    Thanks!
     
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  2. He has allergies or a cold, watch for a respiratory infection to develop.
     
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  3. MamaPeahen

    MamaPeahen Chirping

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    How can I tell if he has a respiratory infection?
    He doesn't have a runny nose or anything, only sneezes
     
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  4. When he breathes do the sinus area puff in and out? That is an early indicator. Does the skin under the beak hang down like it is starting to swell? Is there mucus in the mouth and throat? You can also check for gapeworms by inserting a Q-Tip down the airway and twist pulling up on the way out to see if there are tiny red threads on the swab.
     
  5. MamaPeahen

    MamaPeahen Chirping

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    He Isn't showing any of those signs, he looks completely normal and doesn't seem to have tapeworm.
    I'll hold onto this info for future reference though, thank you!
     
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  6. LOL, gapeworm, not tapeworm.
     
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  7. MamaPeahen

    MamaPeahen Chirping

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    I meant gapeworm, haha, autocorrect obviously doesn't know what that is
     
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  8. Flyingchicky

    Flyingchicky Hatching

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    I think one of my chicks (1 month old) has a infection!
    I cleaned his beak and he has little bubbles showing!
    What should I give him!
     
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  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Welcome to BYC! Can you take him to a vet? Do you have any antibiotics?
     
  10. Flyingchicky

    Flyingchicky Hatching

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    We do have antibiotics but what kind??
     
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