Chick Yawning???

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

  1. ChikenMania

    ChikenMania In the Brooder

    Jul 16, 2016
    Carlisle MA
    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 Chicken tender Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    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

    Apr 23, 2014
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