Silkies making strange noises

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jordanlogg, Sep 7, 2016.

  1. jordanlogg

    jordanlogg New Egg

    Sep 7, 2016
    Flowery Branch, Georgia
    I have three silkies around 5 months old and two of them have started making this strange cough like noise. They aren't lethargic and don't appear to have any symptoms of sickness. They make it daily and randomly, then continue about their business. What does this sound mean and what should I do about it?
    Thank you so so much

  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Flock Master Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Welcome to BYC. The video is short, but it sounds like they are making a snick or sneeze sound. Most chickens can occasionally sneeze from dust or feed, but if they continually sneeze, it can be a sign of infectious bronchitis or another respiratory disease. Make sure the coop is not too hot, keep air circulation good, and prevent dust or wet bedding which could lead to mold.
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