Is Chicken Sneezing Normal?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BlueJuniper, Aug 19, 2016.

  1. BlueJuniper

    BlueJuniper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Recently i have noticed that my chickens have been sneezing. Is this anything to be concerned about?
     
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    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    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.
     
  4. BlueJuniper

    BlueJuniper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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!
     
  5. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    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.
     

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