Help!? ALL my chickens acting weird????

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Hilacraft, Aug 31, 2014.

  1. Hilacraft

    Hilacraft Chillin' With My Peeps

    198
    28
    101
    Apr 24, 2014
    United States
    My chickens have their wings down and not how a normal chicken would have. They are breathing heavily with their beaks open. It is a normal day. It is 80F. They are very nervous. They are making some vibrating sound. We introduced rice to them a couple days ago and we fed them that like a few hours ago??? Please help
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

    29,373
    3,439
    501
    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Was the rice cooked? That probably wouldn't hurt them, but I would stick to just 16-20% chicken feed, and never feed them uncooked rice. When chickens are hot they breath open-beaked and hold wings away from their bodies. Are they out in the sun, and how hot is their coop? Is the vibrating sound comin g from their throats?
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by