Is it normal for My hens to sneeze

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by momofthecrazy4, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. momofthecrazy4

    momofthecrazy4 New Egg

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    My hens are all sneezy. Is this normal? And if not do you think that the hay I'm putting in their nests are creating it? The feed stores were out of straw so I used hay instead.
     
  2. <3ChickenForever

    <3ChickenForever Fire Is Catching

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    Were they only sneezing for 1 or 2+ days? Is it very hot and dry or cold and wet?
     
  3. poseygrace

    poseygrace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hay can make them sneeze. Or a lot of dust. I have a black cochin that sneezes all the time, and I can't figure out why. She appears normal otherwise. I would keep an eye on them to make sure they aren't showing other symptoms of respiratory disease (mucus from nose, swollen face, gooey eyes, lethargic, etc.) Good luck!
     
  4. 70monte

    70monte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a RIR Rooster that has sneezed from the day I got him over two years ago. He acts fine so I don't know what the deal is. None of the hens have done it so I guess its not contagious.

    Wayne
     

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