Is it normal that they pant while trying to lay an egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Knock Kneed Hen, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. Knock Kneed Hen

    Knock Kneed Hen California Dream'in Chickens

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    It's been hot here, but even when it wasn't as hot I noticed that the girls pant, some more than others, when they're sitting in the nest boxes. They've all just started laying. Is this normal?
     
  2. emilysteng

    emilysteng Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm new to chickens, and only have my one, but when she is getting ready to lay an egg, panting is part of her normal routine. So I think it's normal.
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    at present, mine don't stop panting. It's 1AM and still over 90 degrees out there... on it's way up to 112 and heat indexes nearing 118.

    Oh, yeah, it's normal.
     
  4. sheaviance1

    sheaviance1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chicken Lamaze...breathe through the pain...push it out-shove it out-way out
     
  5. redturtle

    redturtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] i was thinking something similar...lol
     
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:Don't forget the grunting as they give birth to the egg.

    Yes, panting in the nestbox is normal.
     

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