Do chicks pant? Is that bad?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ssporter, Sep 27, 2008.

  1. ssporter

    ssporter New Egg

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    This is probably a stupid question...it got pretty hot today in Davis, California, and I noticed some of my chicks were sitting with their mouths open for short lengths of time...kinda looked like chick panting? They were still piled on top of each other like they like to hang out. Is this a sign that they are getting too hot and I should move the heat lamp farther away? It is hard to regulate temperature cause our temps have been swinging from ~50-95 degrees each day, so I try to just leave a good gradient of heat across the brooder... Thanks!
    Stephanie
     
  2. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Yup, they will pant like a dog when they get hot or scared.
     
  3. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup, mine pant when it is hot.[​IMG]
     
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Same here. It's been close to 100 degrees here lately and they are all sitting around panting.
     
  5. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Ditto. [​IMG]
     
  6. farmergal

    farmergal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup, mine pant too... especially my biggest, chubbiest EE, Bandit. I think the extra weight means she gets too hot quicker than the others... I know that's how I feel when I'm carrying around a few extra pounds [​IMG]
     

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