Do chicks pant? Is that bad?

ssporter

Hatching
11 Years
Sep 27, 2008
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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
 

farmergal

Songster
11 Years
Jul 21, 2008
448
1
131
Nor Cal
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
 

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