My 12-day old Ameraucauna breathes through her mouth as she's falling asleep

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Sunny Windsong, Apr 25, 2016.

  1. Sunny Windsong

    Sunny Windsong In the Brooder

    Apr 19, 2016
    Albuquerque, NM
    My little chick Josephine is seemingly as healthy as can be and so very, very sweet. The moment I pick her up and say her name, she starts falling asleep, completely trusting and relaxed. But whether I'm holding her or she's just on the floor of her brooder, as she's falling asleep, she begins to open and close her beak over and over until asleep and then she stops.
    Is this just a quirk or could she be having respiratory issues, and if it's the latter, why only as she's nodding off to sleep?

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