Do chickens sneeze?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by JNorth, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. JNorth

    JNorth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 7, 2012
    Western New York
    I just went out to feed the chickens and about fell over from laughter. I had just poured the crumble into the dish and the chickens dove in... one of them made a noise that reminded me of a kids birthday party noise maker. I looked up thinking that someone was being aggressive, but nope. She was holding her head up and looked like she was waiting for another sneeze. Then she went right back to eating. I've heard her make similar noises before but this one was much louder and clearly a party blower! [​IMG]

    So was she really sneezing, or do I have a chicken with a sinus issue? No runny eyes or nose. Not lethargy or odd behavior.
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Yes, they sneeze - sometimes quite loudly.

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