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Do Chickens Sneeze?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ElNidoEggs, Feb 11, 2017.

  1. ElNidoEggs

    ElNidoEggs Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my Arcauna hens is making a squeaking sound. When I check on her, it appears that she is sneezing as she makes the sound. I know Chickens can catch a cold, but do they sneeze? How do I help her? Are her eggs safe to eat? Any help and expertise is greatly appreciated!:/
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    Chickens can and do sneeze, but they cannot catch a cold. What they can get is very nasty respiratory diseases.

    That said, with no other symptoms it's more likely that she's being irritated by something in the air or has something stuck in her nares that she's trying to clear.
     
  3. ElNidoEggs

    ElNidoEggs Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you!. I say sneeze because she shakes her head when she makes the sound. Could be just what you are saying.
     
  4. Fluffers

    Fluffers Chillin' With My Peeps

    yes chickens can sneeze ;)
     
  5. ElNidoEggs

    ElNidoEggs Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! It sounds so funny!
     

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