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sneezing chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by davecash, Sep 24, 2007.

  1. davecash

    davecash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    whats it mean if ur chicken is sneezing?
     
  2. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    I have 2 BO's. One sneezes all the time and the other shakes her head like she is shaking the bangs out of her eyes [​IMG] I wonder too
     
  3. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    My chickens sneeze eery now and then. Some have gotten runny noses but
    none have been lost to disease.

    Other posts here have said sneezing is normal. Dust from bedding is probably
    the biggest cause.

    My Conure has sneezed on me a million times and she never covers her nose,
    well nostrils. [​IMG]

    Don't worry unless it becomes chronic.
     
  4. davecash

    davecash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this is him, have any idea what breed he is?
     
  5. robin416

    robin416 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2007
    Dave, usually not much. It can be like us when we sneeze, some days I'll sneeze several times and then go for weeks without doing it. Just keep an eye out for the nose getting crusty, then you might have to treat.

    Lurky, you might have a problem. Need more info in another post. Like how often, discharges. When does the head shaking occur? Think of everything about them and then post it.
     
  6. davecash

    davecash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wait, thats
     
  7. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    Quote:Well the sneezy one just sneezes. No discharge or runnt nose. just sneezes. She has done it for a while and none of the others do it.
    The other one just shakes her head as if the feathers tickle and she was trying to move them. But there is nothing else about it. They dont do it every second, but its been consistant for them both. Sneezy for maybe 2 months and shaky for maybe a little less. I think i just named them [​IMG]
     
  8. robin416

    robin416 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2007
    Birds don't shake their heads without a reason. That's why we need to know if something like an unusual noise is happening when the bird shakes its head. If everything is very quiet does it still shake its head? If it doesn't then you know its noise. If its still doing it it could have something else going on.

    Don't get me wrong an occassional shake is nothing but for it to be happening enough for you to notice then its more than normal.
     
  9. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    Oh, it is more than normal. The feathers kinda feather around her neck like a wave.....so i always figured it felt funny to her. I dont think its from a noise.....i think its her feathers. Why.......is there anything you think i should be looking for that would make her do that?
     
  10. robin416

    robin416 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2007
    Wish I could see her to see her when she's doing it. Birds will rapidly shake their heads when they hear a noise they either don't recognize or don't like. If there is a neurologic thing going on, if there is an ear problem, if there are mites. But its the type of shaking that can tell you what is causing it.

    I have Silkies, they're poofed everywhere and rarely shake their heads unless a new noise occurs around them. So I doubt its her feathers bothering her.

    Does she do any scratching around her head?
     

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