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Why do chickens pant?

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Mine seem to do it when they are stressed. Or is it aggression?

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Mine do it when they are hot to cool down (like a dog would).   Panting releases heat from the body and exposes blood rich areas of the mouth to the cooler outside air to cool the blood.

I haven't noticed them doing it in response to aggression, just when they are hot.

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post #3 of 21

Mine do it when hot and sometimes when stressed out, like after a fight with
another bird.

Ever put a cat in a box in a car and watch it pant?  Same thing...

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post #4 of 21

thats wat mine do stressed or just hot

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* They do it because they can't work the a/c.

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post #6 of 21

d.k :

* They do it because they can't work the a/c.


lol tell me about it i have to work it for them tongue

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when they pant continuously it creates a condition called acidosis which recquires that you give electrolytes

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when they pant continuously it creates a condition called acidosis which recquires that you give electrolytes


really? huh, i dodn't know that i'll have to remember that now. Now you know (cue shooting star) lol

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post #9 of 21

um.... slight correction, animals like people have ph level of their blood.  They pant because they are ascidic, in their blood, they are basically "blowing off" excess carbon-dioxide in their blood.  or they are just hot, you could try putting a big, shallow, container of water for them to stand in if it gets really hot outside.  i did this to keep them from standing in their drinking water.

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Why do chickens pant?  Because dresses would look silly.

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