Do chickens sneeze?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by JenniferC, May 8, 2008.

  1. JenniferC

    JenniferC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My oldest chicken has been making a "Pfst" sounds now and again for the past few days. I assumed at first she was spitting-like a cat, but now I wonder what is it or what it means. Is it a sneeze?

    Does anyone know?
     
  2. JenniferC

    JenniferC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    By the way- she does not seem sick. The only thing is another one of my babies did it once today, and now I don't know if she's learning it from the older one - or what?
     
  3. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    mine sometimes sneeze but if it's constant I would worry.
     
  4. JenniferC

    JenniferC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK. My other question is- do chickens spit? I don't mean produce sputum, I mean do they make a "Pfst" sound now and again just randomly?
     
  5. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    my chicks sneeze too every now and then. I think its from dust or bedding getting into their noses
     
  6. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I asked this question a week or so ago. I was watching my chicks in their run and some of them started sneezing. I found out that they can get dust in their noses from scratching around in the dirt and it can make them sneeze! She's probably fine. Just keep an eye on her. If you don't see any runny nose or hear a rattling noise when she breaths, it's probably just the dust! [​IMG]
     
  7. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    Yes the can sneeze...mine do it every now and again and they all do it after the have a scratch fest in the brooder. Shavings dust gets up their nose. [​IMG]
     

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