are my chicks breathing funny?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by annechickens, May 29, 2012.

  1. annechickens

    annechickens Hatching

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    I put my almost 3 week old chicks in their coop today (just for the day) because it's about 90 degrees here in massachusetts. i just checked on them and most are breathing with their beaks open and their throats moving up and down. i hope i explained that in a way you can picture. is this normal? are they stressed? why would they be stressed when it's so warm out and they have a larger coop to explore? should i bring them back inside?
     
  2. cary 1973

    cary 1973 Songster

    thats how mine breath when there hot and trying to cool off
     
  3. annechickens

    annechickens Hatching

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    well geez, now i feel silly. i thought i was doing them a favor by putting them out on a hot day but it seems they were too hot! thanks for responding :)
     
  4. cary 1973

    cary 1973 Songster

    are you going to have them in a enclosed run if yes you may want to wait till they are able to go out into the run and cool off or maybe put a fan blowing in the coop depnding if you have windows or not
     

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