Anyone explain this?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by emeraldquill, Apr 26, 2008.

  1. emeraldquill

    emeraldquill Out Of The Brooder

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    While I was watching my ladies in the garden today I observed my youngest lady Harriet doing something very odd. Her chest seemed to 'ripple', she stretched her neck upwards and opened her beak as wide as she could then returned to normal....
    First time I thought maybe chickens quietly burped??? but after quite a few performances I thought she was either choking? yawning? or about to chunder?

    What is she doing? and is it normal?
     
  2. CUDA

    CUDA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickens do all kinds of things. She was probably yawning, or possibly had something tickling her throat. I wouldn't worry too much unless she seems to do this all the time.
     
  3. emeraldquill

    emeraldquill Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for that,will watch how often she does it. [​IMG]
     

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