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Help! my chicken is poorly

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Judy59 Tue 21-Apr-09 20:06:25

I have only had chickens for a couiple of months and one of them has started sneezing every few minutes. Otherwise seems quite ok, should I be worried?

ellie251 Wed 22-Apr-09 11:19:17

we have had chickens for a few years now, i think this is just like a cold would be for us! you can get some stuff to boost their health- we had some powder, just ask at where ever u get your layers pellets from. as long as chicken is eating and drinking it should be fine. hope this

MarmadukeScarlet Wed 22-Apr-09 11:29:19

Get some poultry spice and some Apple cider vinegar.

Add poultry spice to food, 1 teaspoon per 10 birds iirc and ACV 3oml per litre drinking water (help someone I cannot remember) for a week each month.

shhhh Fri 12-Jun-09 20:57:50

bumping sister has just got chickens as is new to it all...her's are also sneezing.. advice appreciated smile.

afaik, they are eating and drinking well..

bramblebooks Fri 12-Jun-09 21:21:01

my chickens sneezed when they were new. stress, apparently.

*am not a vet, so any concerns, take hen to poultry vet* but ... is the chicken otherwise well? Look for illness signs such as pale floppy comb, listlessness, hunching, discharge from eyes, beak, vent and get treatment.

shhhh Fri 12-Jun-09 21:28:34

Thanks bramblebooks, will pass info onto my sister x

LittleB Mon 15-Jun-09 13:43:55

Hi Shhhh!! 2 of my 5 chickens did this too, and one of them stopped laying, I rang the breeder who popped by and gave them an antibiotic injection to stop them getting chest infections. 2 of them are currently sneezing again but are still laying ok and seem to be getting better now so I haven't troubled the breeder this time.

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