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My silkies and showgirls are panting in the hot Texas sun.  Is this normal or a symptom of a disease?  Droppings are normal, eyes, and nostrils are fine...

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post #2 of 16

It is normal with the heat.  Mine pant and open their wings a little bit to help cool themselves off.

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post #3 of 16

Oh, they pant in the Texas sun!!! wink

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Oh, they pant in the Texas sun!!! wink


They pant in south Georgia shade, too....

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Worry is interest paid on trouble before it comes due.

9 hatchery and mutt hens

BYC Troubleshooting article -- click here

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All this MG/MS talk lately and I was starting to wig out a little.

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post #6 of 16

Last summer i thought mine were dying of heat stroke because they were panting so much.  They were fine but i did add a fan and misters in the coop and run!!  It gets so darn hot here in Sacramento.

Mommy to  my two sons Riley and Wyatt........and my other babies Spencer the cat, Columbus the bunny, Ben the beta fish, Bart the hamster, 3 RIR, 2 Golden Comet, 2 Barred Rock, 3 Easter Eggers and 1 silkie rooster......RIP silkie hen and five babies. :0(
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Mommy to  my two sons Riley and Wyatt........and my other babies Spencer the cat, Columbus the bunny, Ben the beta fish, Bart the hamster, 3 RIR, 2 Golden Comet, 2 Barred Rock, 3 Easter Eggers and 1 silkie rooster......RIP silkie hen and five babies. :0(
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post #7 of 16

Oh yes, our 4 girls DO pant in our Texas heat.
Most of the hot afternoon, they just rest, or nap...... just today, put a large pan of water in their run, with a blue ice thing in it, and they LOVED it!

We did this in the afternoon, around  5pm and by 7 the ice thing was done and the pan of water muddy. But they had a good time with it..sipping and drinking the whole 2 hrs.


Edited by 1birdlady - 6/14/09 at 8:48pm
post #8 of 16

I'm in Austin, Tx.  and have an EE that's been doing the same thing.  I'm glad someone else opened a thread about the panting...I was a bit worried myself after all the talk of MG.

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According to the local chicken masters I know, other than MG and CRD, gape worm would be the only other disease symptomatic of panting. But, we supposedly never get gape worm down here.

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I'm in Austin, Tx.  and have an EE that's been doing the same thing.  I'm glad someone else opened a thread about the panting...I was a bit worried myself after all the talk of MG.

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post #10 of 16

90 here. I put ice in there water
They love it

From Guam and living with my wonderful partner, plus  ,1 Barred rock 3 Australorps, 2 sex links 1 Sebright plus 1 wild red jungle fowl rooster who kindly has offered to look after my hens, plus the other wild chickens who stop for a feed  and a boonie dog, oh and two additions now ... two parakeets
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From Guam and living with my wonderful partner, plus  ,1 Barred rock 3 Australorps, 2 sex links 1 Sebright plus 1 wild red jungle fowl rooster who kindly has offered to look after my hens, plus the other wild chickens who stop for a feed  and a boonie dog, oh and two additions now ... two parakeets
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