Hiccuping Chicken

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by six_eclectic_chickens, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. six_eclectic_chickens

    six_eclectic_chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a chicken who gobbles her food. The other day she started hiccuping. We think that's what it is, but could anyone support this? Thanks
     
  2. sawmane1

    sawmane1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is she weasing loudly too?

    my chickens hicup or sneeze when they are hungry and they gobble down the food.
    if she is weezing really loud too though she might be crop bound.
    just give alot of water to drink
     
  3. jcatblum

    jcatblum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it like a chirp. My mind is blank, but there is a chicken illness that chirping is a symptom. Sorry can't think of it or the link right now!
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I'm not sure how it happens, since their anatomy isn't like ours, but I have a hen that hiccups and always has. She's 3 1/2 years old and perfectly healthy so I've learned not to worry about it.
     
  5. six_eclectic_chickens

    six_eclectic_chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is a squawking cluck. In no way could it be a chirp. It only happens when she eats fast, which for humans is hiccups.
     
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