Hen sleeping with mouth open & snoring

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jcatblum, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. jcatblum

    jcatblum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I haven't noticed the hen in any kind of distress or signs of not feeling well. Everyone else is in good health. Tonight I went down to lock up & heard a funny noise. Looked around & found her snoring. Watched her for a while she kept her mouth open the whole time I was there. Any thoughts?
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Maybe the heat? I've had hens honk like a goose in the heat.
     
  3. old geezer

    old geezer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:X2---[​IMG].
     
  4. crawfordmama

    crawfordmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure about the snoring, but the only time I see my girls breathing with their mouth open is when they're hot. Does she sound stuffy at all, or have a runny nose? Pollen has been high for a couple weeks (around here at least). Maybe she's a little stuffy.
     
  5. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    Quote:I have one that does that. At first I wondered what in the world... then finally figured out she does it only when she's really hot.
     
  6. tclegg

    tclegg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know in a way it's not funny--especially since it's hot..but I can just think of the other chickens...My goodnes...I can't sleep someone tell her to roll over or put a pillow over head...I need my beauty sleep!!!! [​IMG]
     
  7. pinkwindsong

    pinkwindsong Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:ive got a hen doing that too at first I was worried she was sick but she just seams to honk every so often. in between pants.

    Im glad you said this so I worry even less.. thanks )O(
    PInk
     
  8. stoneeater

    stoneeater Out Of The Brooder

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    Maybe your chicken has sleep apnea? [​IMG]
    I have an Austrolorp that has been honking lately. The heat thing makes sense. It's been close to 100 here.
     
  9. Gooter

    Gooter Out Of The Brooder

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    Is your chicken 'snoring' or rasping? Is it possible it's got a respiratory disease? The stress of heat would surely make that worse.
     

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