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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BlueJuniper, Aug 19, 2016.
Recently i have noticed that my chickens have been sneezing. Is this anything to be concerned about?
If they have all begun sneezing, then it suggest something contagious. I'd suggest posting on the ER forum - https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures for advice from the experts.
Well, it depends.
My bird frequently seem to eat or drink too fast then appear to need to clear the 'pipes' by doing what I perceive could be called 'sneezing'...sharp, repeated, squeaky sounding exhalations of air thru the nostrils(maybe?) and mouth.
But if it happens to many of them all the time, then look closely for sign of respiratory illness symptoms.
Observe nostrils and eyes for abnormal secretions, swelling of face and around eyes, general lethargy, etc.
I have seen them drink a little fast, and when they sneeze, they spray a little water which comes out of their nostrils, (but not very much). I haven't noticed any swelling, or abnormal behaviors.
Thank you guys so much for the feedback!
Sounds like normal chicken behaviour.
If pecking around in sand an dust, they all sneeze...
As long as thet are still running around and being chickens? They are fine and normal.