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Do chicks pant? Is that bad?

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

  1. ssporter

    ssporter Hatching

    Sep 27, 2008
    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!
  2. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    Apr 6, 2007
    Yup, they will pant like a dog when they get hot or scared.
  3. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Songster

    Sep 11, 2008
    West Michigan
    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 10 Years

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    Ditto. [​IMG]
  6. farmergal

    farmergal Songster

    Jul 21, 2008
    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 [​IMG]

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