Gasping for air??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jmeeter88, May 12, 2009.

  1. jmeeter88

    jmeeter88 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 18, 2008
    New Hartford, NY
    So I was sitting in the coop watching my chicks as I usually do. One of the BO's starting raising her head high in the air and opening her mouth wide. Almost like she was trying to crow, or worse, gasping for air? It was very bizarre, but she was otherwise acting normal.

    Anyone ever seen this behavior before?
  2. Blue_Myst

    Blue_Myst Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2009
    Is this the only time it has happened? She may have just been yawning.

    If she has her wings dropped low and it is constant, I would worry about too much heat.

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