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Chicks making yawning motion

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by csaylorchickens, Mar 30, 2016.

  1. csaylorchickens

    csaylorchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just out of curiosity is this normal? I noticed it looks like they are trying to crow or churp loudly?
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Chickens of all ages will make a yawning motion when adjusting their crop - so it is a behavior that can be perfectly normal. However, knowing a bit more about what you are seeing in your bird(s) would help in determining if this is what is happening or if it is something more concerning. How frequently are you seeing the motion? Are the birds otherwise eating, drinking, pooping and behaving normally?
     
  3. csaylorchickens

    csaylorchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say every once in a while not consistentlying and eating and pooping per usual. They seem happy healthy. I noticed my first four that are a year old now did this but we're much older than these chinks they are 2 and a half weeks old now. I put a dirt chunk in the brooder with grass and I think they ate some bugs. I grabbed a handful of washed river sand that they can use as grit. Maybe that will help their crops.
     
  4. csaylorchickens

    csaylorchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They also got a 30 min feild trip outside and they loved it, one found a dried up old earth warm and before I could grab it she swallowed that whole thing! So I made sure she had River sand near by for her crop. They are adorable. I know they love outside but can't keep them out there till more feathers. I think 3 weeks they will be fully feathered enough
     
  5. csaylorchickens

    csaylorchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I mean in 3 weeks not 3 weeks old fyi
     

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