I have a BO that is about 8 months old. She is on layer crumbles, kelp, DE and they all freerange for a little while everyday while I am watching for hawks. Today I noticed that someone was making a groaning noise while they freeranged, but since it is so similar to the sound the roos make sometimes when they are uptight I took no real notice. However, DH just came back from checking on the chickens and says it is one of the BO pullets and she is groaning and sneezing Do you think this could be something mechanical eg something stuck in nose/ throat (I have no clue what the anatomy is so don't know if that is possible). There have been no signs of illness although a couple of weeks ago I had to put a new roo down for some respiratory thing. But he was quarantined from the time we got home and I was very careful not to spread things though and there have been no signs of illness otherwise. These birds are on pineshavings.