Do chickens sneeze?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Lizz9311, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. Lizz9311

    Lizz9311 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, a bit of a silly question, but I was out with my flock this morning giving them some scratch and watching their antics. One of the light brahmas looked like she was sneezing. I can't really describe the noise she was making, but each time she made it her head shook.

    So... do chickens sneeze? [​IMG]
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Yes, they do sneeze, and they can even cough. [​IMG]
     
  3. kara_leigh

    kara_leigh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens sneeze quite often, mostly when they are eating, and it is a pretty funny sound. lol
     
  4. OreoPlymothRock

    OreoPlymothRock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my chicken sneezed on my face! LOL!
     
  5. lizmcd

    lizmcd Out Of The Brooder

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    My have never sneezed, we just got two new chicks and one has a runny nose. I'm concerned my big girls are getting the cold the baby has. What do I do ????
     
  6. HooverHenHouse

    HooverHenHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Go to tsc, family farm & home etc. And there will be small packages of nutri drench?? (Not sure if thats the name) . They arr the shape and size of koolaid mixes.
    They should be located near the chicken food, supplies..mix it in with the water theirs instructions on the package.
     
  7. canesisters

    canesisters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yesterday I was scattering some scratch around and my rooster 'sneezed' <sounded like a loud honk> an oat onto the back of the hen nearest him. Then walked over and ate it off her back. Then pecked her like it was HER fault that the oat ended up on her back...
    I just love to watch them.
     
  8. nakstk

    nakstk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just went out and fed my girls some scratch and one of them sneezed. It was sort of funny it sounded like a dogs squeaky toy. Just hoping she was only sneezing because of the powder/dust in the scratch. I will be keeping an eye on her and the rest of the flock.
     
  9. lizmcd

    lizmcd Out Of The Brooder

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    Turns out the Chicks I bought were sick and made all
    My Girls and Rooster Sick. I wasn't aware that when you got new chicks/Chicknes it's best to keep them separate from your flock for 30 to 45 days. Long story short I lost one of the silkie chicks and one of
    My older girls got very sick. After giving them all medicaid food and putting antibiotics and vitiams in their water they seem to be getting better. It's been a bad week or so but I think things are looking up.
     

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