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

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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