Chick Yawning???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ChikenMania, Jul 30, 2016.

  1. ChikenMania

    ChikenMania Just Hatched

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    I have 4 buff orpingtons and they are all yawning, usually 3 or 4 times in a row. It only happens when I put them outside, where it was 90 degrees today. I don't know if this is connected, but the chicks sneeze, even indoors. Ahy help?

    THanks, AC
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Yawning is usually done to adjust the crop or the contents of it, it's normal. Sneezing can be from an irritant like dust, or a sign of an respiratory infection. If they aren't showing any other symptoms and are running, eating and drinking fine than I wouldn't worry too much, but I might try to find out if there's a reason for it.

    Keep your brooder clean, you can't clean it enough and make sure they have good ventilation and the air isn't stale. Chicken put off a lot of dander, and produce ammonia smells which can cause troubles if they aren't ventilated well.
     
  3. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Agreed.
     

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