Chickens Yawning

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by reksat, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. reksat

    reksat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have noticed in somewhat hot and humid weather it looks like they are doing this. Or is this their way of panting and cooling themselves down? Just curious.
     
  2. tennesseeckn

    tennesseeckn Real or not real?

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    Panting is normal in the heat. If they are stretching their necks and opening and closing their mouths they could be gaping. You can do a search on here for gape worm if you suspect that's what they are doing.
     
  3. axion_lotus

    axion_lotus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, what you can do is, if they haven't been wormed for this season, now would be a good time. Better to be safe than sorry.

    Also, they should have plenty of shade and cool water to drink. When my babies act like they're getting too hot, I put ice in their waterer for them.

    [​IMG] If they have all these things, then all should be well.
     

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