14 week old hens mouth open?

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

  1. savilcr

    savilcr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    colebarnhart Chillin' With My Peeps

    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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