chicken with mouth open

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Biddieacres, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. Biddieacres

    Biddieacres Songster

    Mar 31, 2008
    For some reason my hen opens her mouth like she is hot when she goes up to roost. ALmost like she is panting. It isn't hot here at all. Does anyone know what this is all about?
  2. doxpeople

    doxpeople In the Brooder

    May 11, 2009
    I am curious too, I just noticed my 11 week old Buff Cochin doing the same thing tonight. She got up on the roost and ten minutes later when I came back to spy on them she was panting.
  3. Biddieacres

    Biddieacres Songster

    Mar 31, 2008
    Me too. That is the only time she does it, on the roost at night....hmmmm
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2009

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