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Chook making a funny sneezy type noise.

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thescurvysockmonsterofdoom Sat 20-Sep-08 16:26:05

I am a bit worries, what could it be it has been going on for a few days but sounds really bad today, i have given her some grit as she ate lopts of very large slugs yesterday so wondering if one is stuck.
she is laying, eatin, drinking and alert.
Any ideas?

tortoiseshell Sun 21-Sep-08 18:32:05

Any other symptoms at all? Bubbly eyes? If she's still eating and drinking then she's probably fine!

thescurvysockmonsterofdoom Mon 22-Sep-08 14:11:33

she does seem top have a runny beak hmm do hickens get colds.
I am sure ages ago that I swa bubbly eyes on one of my chooks and thought that is really odd and then forgot all about it, what does that mean?

tortoiseshell Mon 22-Sep-08 15:55:58

bubbly eyes can be a symptom of mycoplasma which is a respiratory illness chickens can get. If they get this then they need to be treated by an AB - usually Tylan (it's worth seeing a vet, armed with this knowledge in case he doesn't know hmm). The other chicken AB is Baytril, but I think Tylan is better for resp. conditions. There is a period of egg withdrawal.

Otoh, if they're happy and seem ok, just monitor the sitation. You might want to isolate the sick one to prevent infecting the others, but that depends on what facilities you have.

thescurvysockmonsterofdoom Mon 22-Sep-08 18:11:01

thanks, she does sounds like she is coughing or sneezing or something but definaltly nothing else, I have checked her eyes today and they are fine.

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