Is this an excitement thing?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by ChickenPeep, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    Whenever I pick up my chicken Ebony, she sneezes! She likes to be held, and I never see her sneeze when she's not being held. I'm not concened that she's sick or anything.
    My mom says "It's because she's excited".

    What do you think?
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  2. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Either she's very glad to see you or her sneezing is a threat display.
     
  3. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Could be. But, it does sound really cute!
     
  4. Red Barn Farms

    Red Barn Farms ~Friendly Fowl~

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    Could it be from perfume, hairspray, type of soap you use, etc?
     
  5. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    Maybe.
    The thing is, it's just a little tiny "Chu!".
     
  6. peepacheep

    peepacheep Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a 3 year old BA that does a little sneeze then a head shake that slaps her wattles around when ever I come into the coop. Never see or hear her do it in the run or the yard. She is also the one hen that does everything she can to not be picked up. I have been thinking the sneeze and shake maybe a sign of momentary stress more than a sign illness. She is one of my best layers, still about 5 eggs a week.
     
  7. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    That sounds cute.
     

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