Sick bird?

Discussion in 'General Chicken Discussion' started by Ladyhawke, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. Ladyhawke

    Ladyhawke New Member

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    I have a hen that has been sneezing, and looks terrible. I thought at first she was molting, but now not so much. I noticed her "sneezing" the other day, but she is still running around eating and drinking and has just started to lay really soft shell eggs.

    Is there something I can give her to stop the sneezing? Is it contagious? Should I separate her from the others? She is a mixed breed RIR/Americana. She's a good layer, but I'm worried about her.

    Thanks for any help.

    Ladyhwke
     
  2. Energyvet

    Energyvet New Member

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    I would separate her and feed her chicken broth for a few days. It might be contagious it might be just simple respiratory illness. If she's not better in a few days you may need to take other measures.
     

  3. rob

    rob New Member

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    seems quite a few people been having this problem lately, is it common ?
     
  4. Energyvet

    Energyvet New Member

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    Stress of changing seasons. Light changes. Can't imagine it's going around cause its in all different parts of the world. Does bird flu ring any bells with you?