Is Random Sneezing Normal

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Jmurcks, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. Jmurcks

    Jmurcks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oct 30, 2009
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    Hello everyone...

    Is it normal for chickens to randomly sneeze?
    When I sit with mine they make little sneezing noises but have absolutely no signs of illness.
    They don't do it a whole lot, maybe 10 times amongst all of them the whole time I'm out there.

    I know my dogs sneeze every once in awhile and I wanted to know if this was something chickens do, too!
    Thanks!
     
  2. emys

    emys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
    Idaho
    Chickens do sneeze for all the usual reasons, dust or feather bit up the nostril and so on. How many chickens do you have? Is the coop well ventilated? Could it be getting too dusty in there?
     
  3. Jmurcks

    Jmurcks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well we were outside in the yard but their coop is 12ftx6ft and there are 4 adults and 17 little chicks.

    I just wanted to make sure all was well!

    Thanks!
     
  4. emys

    emys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
    Idaho
    Sounds like you are OK. Maybe just a heavy pollen day.
     

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