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is occasional sneezing normal?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by KelsT, Nov 4, 2015.

  1. KelsT

    KelsT Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2015
    my flock has sneezed occasionally for some time....... well over a month they don't seem to get worse no other symptoms at all. I have been told this is not normal and to have them tested for MG.... but it seems like they would get worse or better or the situation would change in some form if they where sick.

    they have pine bedding int he coop and sand in the run.

    I hear maybe like 2 sneezes in an hour if I am out with the flock sometimes less I'll have to like actually keep track sometime soon.

    I have a feeling its normal but maybe I am wrong.....
  2. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    if you are only hearing 2 in an hour then i would not worry about it
  3. chickengr

    chickengr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 29, 2014
    if sawdust or similar comes into their nostrils they sneeze. watch them, just in case.
  4. shortgrass

    shortgrass Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 14, 2015
    Northern Colorado
    If its just sneezing and no mucous or lethargic behavior, then its likely that they're getting some dust from somewhere... Possibly all the harvests going on; I'm blowing corn dust out at the rate of an ear a day right now lol ;)
  5. Sonya9

    Sonya9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2014
    Jones County, Georgia
    Did you do anything different a month ago? Use a new brand of shavings? Dust the coop? Anything different at all?
  6. KelsT

    KelsT Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2015
    You know I did change the brand of pine shavings they are still pine though didnt think about that. I havent heard them really sneeze since the other day. I think it could be because i was cleaning their run with them in it!

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