Do chickens sneeze?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by downtownjb80, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. downtownjb80

    downtownjb80 Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my hens today made 4 or 5 very loud high pitched squeaks. It was like she was sneezing? Is it sneezing?
     
  2. msviolaceous

    msviolaceous Out Of The Brooder

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    When my chickens sneeze it sounds exactly like a sneeze, not a squeak.
     
  3. Daisy8s

    Daisy8s Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my chickens sneezes regularly and it always sounds exactly like a sneeze. But then....people make all different kinds of sneezing sounds so I guess your chicken could squeak when she sneezes!
     
  4. Tripp16

    Tripp16 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine sounds just like that. The only one that normally sneezes is my poor debeaked girl. [​IMG]
     
  5. chickengrandma

    chickengrandma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When my chickens sneeze it is more of the high pitched squeak...but it still sounds "sneeze-like". It is adorable.
     
  6. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    I've got a few that occasionally drink too quickly or get a piece of food stuck in their beak that will sneeze. You should probably watch that bird, though, because if it continues, you may have a respiratory issue going on (hope that's NOT the case, though!).
     
  7. Blue

    Blue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one EE that sneezes all the time when she's eating layer pellets. I think she gets the dust up her nose when she stuff her head in the feed bowl.
     

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