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  1. henney penny

    henney penny Songster

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    A couple of my hen coughs when they eat,what would cause this?
     

  2. Jennmom2three

    Jennmom2three Songster

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    Wichita Falls
    mine are doing the same thing...hope we get a reply
     
  3. RhodeIslandRedFan

    RhodeIslandRedFan Songster

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    Dec 10, 2009
    Central PA
    How long has this been happening and are there any other symptoms (sneezing, runny nose, loss of appetite, etc) that would indicate respiratory disease? If not, it may be that they are eating really fast (competition with other hens) and inhaling dust and food particles. Mine sometimes sneeze when they are eating really fast to gobble everything up before another hen gets it. I've never heard them cough while doing this, though.
     
  4. maliawolfer

    maliawolfer Hatching

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    Mine definately get all snarfly and wheezy when they eat. I think it's from them making pigs of themselves to get the biggest and best morsels. [​IMG]
     
  5. henney penny

    henney penny Songster

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    I have two feeders and full all the time,no other symptons only the cough.
     

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