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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by rheannaspetchicks, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. rheannaspetchicks

    rheannaspetchicks New Egg

    Oct 19, 2009
    can chickens get hiccups? it sounded kinda like my rooster, Mr.McGough had the hiccups. He wasn't crowing like he normally does when i walk out to feed them [​IMG]
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    One of my hens got hiccups regularly when she was younger. Then they just stopped, like she outgrew them. I don't know if the mechanism is the same as what causes hiccups in humans (spasms of the diaphragm) but they sound just like human hiccups.
  3. rainbowgardens

    rainbowgardens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
    Central Virginia
    I'm curious to know how you chose the name Mr. McGough for him. That's my maiden name, and other than family, I've never known anybody else with it.

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