Looks like my hen is yawning?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Janet E, Jan 8, 2015.

  1. Janet E

    Janet E Hatching

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    I'm new to raising chickens,I have 4 beautiful ladies. I went out to see them this evening and my Buff was on her roost, and every couple minutes she would look as if she was yawning.
    I know that something must be wrong, she was fine this morning, and all the other ladies are fine.
    What should I do? Please help any good sound advice would be appreciated. Janet
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO.

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    Welcome to BYC! My chickens look like they are yawning sometimes and they've seemed to be fine since I noticed it months ago. If you're still concerned, try posting it on the "Emergency and Diseases" section.
     
  3. CrazyChookz

    CrazyChookz Songster

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    X2, my chickens do it as well, I think it's mostly natural.
     
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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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  5. N F C

    N F C booooo!

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  6. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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  7. sdm111

    sdm111 Free Ranging

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    Look up gape worms
     
  8. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master

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    [​IMG] glad you joined us.

    I have seen my hens appear to yawn or pant, but that was when the weather was hot and they were overheated.

    I would recommend you go ahead and post in the emergencies to get experienced input. If it is early gape worm problem, then treatment could save her.

    Hope she is just yawning, but if not praying she can be saved.
     
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    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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