What Does A Sneeze Sound Like?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Knucker Hatch Farms, Nov 29, 2007.

  1. Knucker Hatch Farms

    Knucker Hatch Farms In the Brooder

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    Every once and awhile I'll hear something that sounds like the squeak of a mouse in our coop, but I swear it is coming from one of the chickens. I just can't pinpoint the chicken yet.

    Is that what a chicken sneeze sound like?

    Warm Regards,

    Mama Knucker Hatch
     
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

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    ACHOO!! [​IMG] Sorry, I just had to do it! Actually...its like...well...a sneeze from a small child. Kinda hard to explain.
     
  3. Knucker Hatch Farms

    Knucker Hatch Farms In the Brooder

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    I knew I had that one coming to me. [​IMG] Or someone that might say it sounds like I have a mouse in the barn. Which we do.

    So it is not a high pitched squeak? More like two syllables? Sheesh do I sound dumb.

    Mama Knucker Hatch
     
  4. CuriousChick

    CuriousChick In the Brooder

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    I think your chicken has learned a foreign language from the mouse.[​IMG]
     
  5. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

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    It is kinda squeaky, I don't think it really sounds like a human sneeze. Usually you don't hear mice squeak unless they are being hurt or are unusually frightened. Unless you just have super vocal mice LOL
     
  6. Juliechickens

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    I can absolutely hear when my chickens sneeze! The first night in turned cold here in Memphis, the next day I heard 2 of them sneezing. It's almost like a hick up sound in our world. Not quite a full sound but you can certainly hear it if you hang out with chickens a lot. I must say also,,it's darn cute! Sometimes they may do it 3 -4 times in a row, kind of like us. Just baby-chickenfied! Is that a word? Of course not, but you know what I mean. They do sneeze. I hope this helps, Julie [​IMG]
     
  7. Knucker Hatch Farms

    Knucker Hatch Farms In the Brooder

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    Oh great, so now a chicken sneeze sounds like a hiccup? [​IMG] Sheesh.

    Thanks guys for your help. I wish I could say I completely understand now what a chicken sneeze sounds like. It's moments like these when I wish there was someone who knew chickens standing beside me in the coop. Clearly a chicken sneeze was never meant to be described...just heard. [​IMG]

    Mama Knucker Hatch
     
  8. okto

    okto Chirping

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    one of my hens is such a hog that she sticks her entire beak, nares and all, into her mash.

    i know when she is eating because i hear a loud, "squeak!". i've watched her eat and she's
    filling her nose full of food and then sneezes it out.
     
  9. GoodEgg

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    I have a couple of chickens that make sounds like squeaky toys. Sometimes when they eat, but sometimes just ... because.

    I thought it was a sneeze at first, but I've heard sneezes since then (and they sounded more like sneezes).

    I don't know what they SQUEAK is ... sometimes it's one LOUD squeak, and sometimes two-syllables but usually quieter then.

    One day I heard a noise like the very first note of a police siren ... kinda shocked me to hear a siren going off while I was in the backyard! They just make all kinds of weird noises?

    trish
     

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