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Do chickens sneeze every once in a while?

post #1 of 31
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Its cold. And I have noticed that some of my chickens are sneezing ever so lightly. Should I be conserned? If they are sick I want to do something for them but I dont want to over medicate them. Any ideas? Thanks

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post #2 of 31

Put a little apple cider vinegar in their water, they should clear right up. That's how we cleared up our sneezey little hens.

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Did you just put down new shavings? Whenever I put in fresh shavings or straw, it gets dusty and they sneeze for a day or so.  Also if they get a treat that tends to stick in their beaks, they sneeze to get it out. Once gave them some yogurt-and-oatmeal mix per the fine folks here, and one hen stuck her whole face in it, so I picked her up to let the other chickens have some--and she promptly sneezed yogurt, oatmeal and chicken snot all over my shirt. Charming.

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Yup. Ours sneeze every now and again. I no longer worry about it but watch to see if any one hen has recurring sneezes....

post #5 of 31
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thanks rosalind,seachick, and headbanging rooster-yes I did just put new beddind down-yes I gave them hot cooked rice- and yes I will put some apple cider vinegar in the water (I have the good kind-Braggs)smile

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post #6 of 31

Same here.  Our birds sneeze and get runny noses too. 

I find some of ours sneeze more after eating.

Unless it becomes chronic or their nasal passages goop over
I wouldn't worry too much.

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Originally Posted by Rosalind 

Did you just put down new shavings? Whenever I put in fresh shavings or straw, it gets dusty and they sneeze for a day or so.  Also if they get a treat that tends to stick in their beaks, they sneeze to get it out. Once gave them some yogurt-and-oatmeal mix per the fine folks here, and one hen stuck her whole face in it, so I picked her up to let the other chickens have some--and she promptly sneezed yogurt, oatmeal and chicken snot all over my shirt. Charming.


Carmilla does the same thing...EVERY time she eats oatmeal!

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post #8 of 31

when i let them eat a bit of scratch my minorca roo goes BUKAWWH like a sneeze, i always interpret it as sneezing, like if food goes down the wrong way..

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post #9 of 31

Chicken Snot - That's funny.  lau

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post #10 of 31

My two chicks do sneeze every now and then, and they don't seem listless or anything. I'll try the apple cider vinegar, thanks.

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