do chickens get hiccups?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by RaisingtheBars, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. RaisingtheBars

    RaisingtheBars Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my girls made a series of sharp, high pitched, unusual noises this morning for no apparent reason. At first I thought she was sneezing but it went on a bit longer and I wondered if they were hiccups.
     
  2. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut

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    Did it sound like a goose choking? My chickens will make a noise like that when they take a bite that is too big, or if they manage to get into and eat the kitty litter. :)
     
  3. RaisingtheBars

    RaisingtheBars Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, I guess it's gooselike! Would say you're probably right that she swallowed something too big, or it went down wrong.
     

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