Chick behavior

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by colleeflowers, Apr 22, 2019.

  1. colleeflowers

    colleeflowers Hatching

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    Hello,

    I am a new chicken mamma to 2, 5 week old BO and 2, 6 week old BA. Things have gone relatively smoothly and I have fallen in love with them. One of my BO is super sweet (Rosebud), and always comes to sit with me when I have the kids out for a romp. Sometimes I just take her out to sit with me, and she huddles right into my neck and falls asleep.

    Here is the weird thing. After about 10 minutes she starts yawning, over and over, and then starts an alarming chirp, one single chirp, like she is choking. When this happens, I put her back in her brooder and make sure she drinks some water and she's fine. This doesn't deter her from coming and sitting with me the next day.

    Does anyone have an idea why she is doing this? My theory is that she gets too hot, or her crop is too full? I wanted to see what your thoughts were.

    Many thanks!

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  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Enabler

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    Hi @colleeflowers :frow Welcome To BYC

    That's a bit concerning. Is she getting any of your hair inside her beak?
     
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  3. colleeflowers

    colleeflowers Hatching

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    I don't think so. It only happens after I hold her for a long period of time though.
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Welcome to BYC. Perhaps she's telling you, "It's cool out here. Take me back to the heat."
     
  5. luckychick105

    luckychick105 Songster

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    Hi and :welcome,
    glad you joined our flock here at BYC and I hope that you find any information that you might be looking for, now or in the future! Maybe you could have her drink some water while she is with you, my chicken does that yawning thing when I am changing her water if I take longer then five minutes, my guess is that she might be gasping maybe?
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  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    ..or "humans are cool, but take me back to my peeps"
     
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