14 week old hens mouth open?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by savilcr, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. savilcr

    savilcr Chirping

    Jan 26, 2011
    some of my 14 week old hens walk around with their mouth half open? just want to make sure this is normal and not a disease

  2. AyeUpChuck

    AyeUpChuck Striving for Self-Sufficiency

    Mar 7, 2011
    Beavercreek, OR
    Quote:They pant when they're hot.
  3. Niss

    Niss Songster

    Apr 29, 2011
    mine do that and hold their wings out from their bodies to air out those pits [​IMG]
  4. colebarnhart

    colebarnhart Songster

    Just like dogs in the summer time. If you put on a feathered suit and walked out in the GA heat, your mouth would be open to. If they have enough shade they should be fine. You could put a fan out for them if you think they need it.

    It could be a sign of gape worm, but 95% chance it's just the heat.
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2011

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