Do Chickens Sneeze?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by schmije, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. schmije

    schmije Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It sounds like a silly question, but I've never seen one do it. Then just a few minutes ago Shirley appeared to be sneezing! It was really high pitched, and she shook her head. She did it several times in a row. I was laughing so hard, there were tears rolling down my face. Do chickens sneeze?
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Yes. I have one that sneezes and hiccups...which are ten times funnier than the sneezes. [​IMG]
     
  3. AngieChick

    AngieChick Poultry Elitist

    Mine do, especially when they get yogurt up their nose. It's pretty cute. I haven't heard them hiccup, but I'd love to now. Hmm, I wonder if there is any way to induce hiccups in a chicken [​IMG]
     
  4. schmije

    schmije Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hiccups? I'd LOVE to see that!
     
  5. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    [​IMG] Yeah, the sneeze is hillarious to hear, at first I couldn't figure out what the HECK made that noise behind me - but then she did it again... [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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