Chick Yawning???

ChikenMania

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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
 

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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.
 

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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.

Agreed.
 

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