Loud wheezing/sneezing/hiccuping hen?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Iluvmypeeps, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. Iluvmypeeps

    Iluvmypeeps Songster

    Apr 15, 2010
    My little white rock hen was fine all day long, and I let her out for dinner time this evening and she started wheezing or sneezing. She kept repeatedly doing this, with only a few seconds between sneezes; the poor girl. [​IMG]

    What is this? It's quite loud, almost like a hiccup! Should I be worried?
  2. crystalchik

    crystalchik Songster

    Jan 15, 2008
    Central Florida
    Yeah I know what youre talking about. Chickens, actually birds in general, have relatively quick, sharp sneezes. I wouldnt be to worried if she stops after a few minutes...sometimes they just get somethin in there that didnt agree with them! But if she continues for a while and starts to have some discharge along with it, you may be looking at a cold comming on. Just keep an eye on her. [​IMG]
  3. OhMyItsAndyy

    OhMyItsAndyy Songster

    Dec 22, 2009
    West England
    One of my pullets sneezes frequently, I think she must have hey fever or something. She's perfectly healthy, but she sneezes from time to time. Its quick, sharp and loud. And quite cute, she squeaks [​IMG]
    But just watch her behaviour and physical fitness. Until theres something wrong. I wouldn't worry. Maybe she just inhaled some dust.

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