how often a chicken sneezes...whats normal behaviour ?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by spish, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

    Apr 7, 2010
    ive noticed here and there when im in the field a chicken will sneeze..quite often after drinking water as if they got it in their nose.
    but these past few days ive noticed it more...from different chickens . i dont know if i hear it more because im actually listening for them sneezing (its been on my mind for a while since reading a thread on here about a sneezing chicken which turned out to be really sick and infected a whole flock or something)
    theres one in particular that will sneeze a few times an hour..the others just once or 2 times a day at the most...

    they have no signs of illness, no weepy eyes, no runny nose, no coughing, no discharge, no wheezing, just a sneeze here or there...... im guessing a few sneezes are ok here and there???
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2010
  2. nicoletm24

    nicoletm24 Songster

    Jul 11, 2010
    i don't know an answer, but i had some chickens doing the same thing. I thought maybe they had a respiritory issue...put meds in their water, and they stopped. but, i'm not sure what causes it or how much they just do it naturally. ??? hope someone has a better answer.

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