1 wk old chick breathes kinda like a bullfrog?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by GFR, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. GFR

    GFR Hatching

    Oct 18, 2010
    Hi - I'm a brand new chick parent, and one of our one-week old chicks (buff orpington) is puffing out her (?) neck, sorta like a frog, not very fast nor very slow, just in and out. All other behaviors seem normal compared to the other chicks, running around, eating. Any ideas? Is this a problem? Thanks!

  2. Lisa202

    Lisa202 Songster

    Aug 20, 2010
    Long Island NY
    I've never seen mine do that, but a couple chickens sometimes slowly open their beaks very wide...hold it a second... then close it and it kind of looks like the neck is also being stretched, but the neck doesn't look bigger like it's full of hair, it actually looks much thinner from being stretched longer.

    Anyone else??
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2010

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