Chickens Occasionally Sneezing Clear, Watery Fluid

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Not sure if this is normal, but I've noticed some of my chickens sneeze easily, particularly in the evening and/or right after eating something moist like watermelon or mash. It's generally the 3-4 same chickens out of seven. When they get sneezy it looks like a clear, watery substance that comes out--sometimes it comes out when they shake their heads (I can even feel it hit me).

It's somewhat worrisome, however they eat/drink/act normally and do not appear to ever be congested or coughing or anything. Eyes are clear and combs are red. They're about 19 weeks now and I've noticed this to varying degrees since they've been outside at 5-6 weeks.
 
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I want to add that I'm hesitant to treat the entire flock when they seem otherwise healthy and have just started laying. Maybe that's just me selfishly wanting to eat those farm fresh eggs, but I'm also not a fan of rushing to medicate without due diligence. That said, at the end of the day I'll do whatever to keep them healthy and happy, because I'm their slave.
 
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Not sure if this is normal, but I've noticed some of my chickens sneeze easily, particularly in the evening and/or right after eating something moist like watermelon or mash. It's generally the 3-4 same chickens out of seven. When they get sneezy it looks like a clear, watery substance that comes out--sometimes it comes out when they shake their heads (I can even feel it hit me).

It's somewhat worrisome, however they eat/drink/act normally and do not appear to ever be congested or coughing or anything. Eyes are clear and combs are red. They're about 19 weeks now and I've noticed this to varying degrees since they've been outside at 5-6 weeks.
Anybody?
 
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Exactly! Good Thinking!
Chickens may often sneeze, dry or wet, after eating or drinking respectively.

Okay, I am hoping so, too. It's just kinda a lot of fluid sometimes and for some reason only a few of them have this issue. Thanks for the added confidence, though. I panic that sometimes I'm sleeping on something bigger brewing.
 

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Okay, I am hoping so, too. It's just kinda a lot of fluid sometimes and for some reason only a few of them have this issue. Thanks for the added confidence, though. I panic that sometimes I'm sleeping on something bigger brewing.
It's hard to say....but until I see a bird acting way off I don't assume they have some disease.
And even if they did, I wouldn't be able to accurately diagnose or treat them.
Have had some mild respiratory illness in a few birds, they got over it with no interference from me.
 

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