Ok, this may seem like a silly question but: Is it normal for chicks to breathe with the beaks open? I have one little chickie who had pasty butt the other day and I've been checking her religiously and making sure she's clean. I've noticed that if she lies directly under the heat lamp she breathes with her beak open, like dogs pant in the sun. When she's out of the direct light, she breathes "normally". The temp has been consistent 92-95 degrees. She is 4 days old. I have a packet of Terramycin here but have not given her any. Do you think I should? They are on non-medicated feed and water with electrolytes in it. She seems to be eating and drinking fine. Thanks!!!