Do chickens sneeze?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by momofchicks, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. momofchicks

    momofchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today I was out there giving fresh food and water and I swear one of my EE hens was sneezing. It was a screachy sound. What was that?
     
  2. Karlachix

    Karlachix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have read several sources that refer to chickens sneezing, so I would say yes they do.
     
  3. OHMYCHICKIES

    OHMYCHICKIES Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens have sneezed and have wet me doing so [​IMG]
     
  4. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Mine will sometimes sneeze when being fed, I think they get feed dust in their nose.
     
  5. kellim

    kellim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine have sneezed too! I had a roo that had pneumonia and he and his hen sneezed and coughed the entire time they were sick. So yep you probably heard a sneeze!!
     
  6. ZooMummzy

    ZooMummzy Queen of the Zoo

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    Mine sneeze whenever the dirt starts blowing or they get yogurt up their noses [​IMG]
     
  7. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    [​IMG] Mine sneeze when they're eating the ducks food@!
     
  8. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Yup, they sneeze... on rare occasions.
     
  9. Stella1964

    Stella1964 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was surprised by the sound of a sneeze coming from my leghorn youngster as well the other day. It was a very high "peep" sound, over and over again, but not like the chicks used to make. It was a squeaky peep. So when I went to check on then, I noticed it was my leghorn and actually saw her sneezing.

    Well, why not?
    [​IMG]
     
  10. Maryallison77

    Maryallison77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awwwww! SO cute! I'll have to keep my ears open!
     

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