Hen is walking around w/her beak open??????

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by terrid856, Jun 10, 2008.

  1. terrid856

    terrid856 Hatching

    Jun 10, 2008
    I have a one year old Plymouth-barr named Chicklet. She hasn't laid an egg in 3 days. She is eating, drinking and behaving normally except she is walking around w/her beak open. Do hens pant? I'm in south jersey and it has been 95*-97*degrees for the past 3 days. Is it just that shes hot or could it be something else?

    Thanks, shes my baby, I'm getting a bit nervous.
  2. Redfeathers

    Redfeathers Songster

    Oct 11, 2007
    Gervais OR
    Yes, they do pant, you might want to give her a shallow bowl of water with ice in it to stand or drink out of. Maybe mist her down or wet down the run. I have a Polish hen that does not handle heat at all well and I have to keep her cool or I think I'll lose her. Lot's of cool water available will help.
  3. kinardmommy

    kinardmommy Songster

    Apr 7, 2008
    I broke down and bought a big fan for my girls and they absolutely LOVE it. They sit in front of it all day just soaking up the breeze. It also took care of the same problem you mentioned.

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