Jul 21, 2021
About 1 1/2 months ago my 16 month old hen got sick the only symptom was sneezing and a tiny bit of crackling behind her voice. We immediately separated her from the flock and took her to the vet. He said her lungs sounded fine and he didn’t hear anything wrong except the obvious sneezing, he prescribed Tetracycline for 2 weeks. Didn’t work and she started getting bubbles around her nostrils and wet sneezes to the point where it kept crusting over her nostrils and we had to wipe a couple times a day. He then gave her Septra for 2 weeks and it seemed like she was getting better until it was over. She is still separated to keep her eggs separated until the antibiotics are out of her system and she is sneezing quite a bit again. Will this ever end? Should she be on more meds? When can we put her back with the flock? We don’t know what to do and our vet seems to not know either. Her only problem has been this sneezing other wise she is totally her normal self.


7 Years
May 19, 2015
the Netherlands
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Its a personal choice, but I wouldn’t give more medicines. Just healthy feed; chick feed maybe and fresh greens like clipped grass and veggies. And room to exercise.

Sometimes you need to wait for a long time to overgrow a problem. The antibiotics might have done here more wrong than good and possibly made her immune system weak.

I had chicks that sneezed for 6 weeks , but eventually they became healthy adult chickens.

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