12 wk old chick with mouth half open, WHY?????

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kcmarshall, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. kcmarshall

    kcmarshall In the Brooder

    Apr 30, 2008
    I am a 1 st time chicken raiser, so maybe this is a really dump question. I have 10 RIR and 2 ???? 1 of my RIR is always walking around with her mouth half open. She doesnt pant or act hot, just never closes it.
    We have only had one day above 90 and the rest of our days are low to mid 80's with a breeze.
    They have a nice coop and run with lots of shade.
    The only time I see her with it closed is when she eats or drinks. Even at night on the roost, it stays half open. It doesnt look broke or anything, just always open.

  2. OHChick

    OHChick Songster

    May 8, 2007
    my girls do that when they're hot. i think there are some diseases that cause them to do that, but if she doesn't show other symptoms, i would just keep an eye on her. ...

    sorry, wish i knew more. maybe one of the experts will reply to you. [​IMG]

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