Mouth movements

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mrscb, Jan 13, 2014.

  1. mrscb

    mrscb New Egg

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    Hi please can you tell me why my chicken keeps making this face !! She's doing it every couple of minutes [​IMG]
     
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  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Make sure this is just a yawning movement and not gasping for air as that is something more serious. But sometimes it appears they are yawning a lot. Sometimes they do that if something is stuck in the trachea, like a seed hull or something similar. They will do this with certain sounds like the rumble of airplanes flying over, thunder will cause them to do this or even lawn mowers. Even a feather can get stuck in the tube. This shouldn't be anything constant however, unless you do have constant air traffic over head or similar noise. If the birds is healthy otherwise, I wouldn't think it is anything to worry about.

    If you want more feedback, you can always post this question in the emergency section of the chicken behavoir section of BYC.

    Great to have you board and enjoy BYC!
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  5. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright and [​IMG] great to have you onboard with us [​IMG]
     
  6. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    There is a possibility she has gape worms. Put that in the search box and see if the symptoms line up with what your girl is doing.
     
  10. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us! She could be gasping for air/trying to dislodge something in her throat because she has gapeworm or a respiratory disease. I'd post this in the Emergencies section of the forum, good luck with her!
     

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