My chicken is acting very weird these days..

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by KaleDaDuck, Aug 12, 2019 at 3:37 AM.

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  1. KaleDaDuck

    KaleDaDuck Chirping

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    So my rooster (Mark) is really changed.. His nose makes sounds and he always moves his mouth fast and always open it looks like hes thirsty but i have water in his cage and he opens his wings wide open. .. He sits in this weird way in the middle of the garden where the sun is.. It's freaking 50 degrees! I am so scared this is my first chicken and the first egg i incubated.. So he is more important than any chicken i hatched.. So please help.
     

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  2. Mvan42

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    I was going to say heat but at 50 that should not be the case.
    How old is he?
    I would give electrolytes, at lest until someone else chimes in.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    I assume 50°F...not hot enough to pant.
    How old is bird?
    Do you have other birds?
     
  4. KaleDaDuck

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    Well baby chicks are on thier way its day 17 but other than that hes lonely
     
  5. KaleDaDuck

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    Im not sure but she puked today..
     
  6. KaleDaDuck

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    Celsius not fahrenheit!!
     
  7. KaleDaDuck

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    50 celsius
     
  8. HenOnAJuneBug

    HenOnAJuneBug Crowing

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    50C is really hot. Make sure he has lots of water. Maybe put some ice in it. I have no idea why they sometimes lie stretched out in the sun when it's hot. Mine do that occasionally (but not that hot).
     
  9. Tycine1

    Tycine1 Crowing

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    Oh my! Celsius! That's HOT! (for those of us that use Fahrenheit, formula to convert is ((Temperature in Celsius) times 9, divided by 5, then add 32)... 122* Fahrenheit! Your bird needs ice in their water, or a big old rubbermaid tub filled with water and large blocks of ice to slide up next to, to cool off. Frozen blueberries or bite size chunks of watermelon as an afternoon treat during the heat of the day would make you the VIP in his books, but no more than 10% of his total daily intake of food to keep the diet balanced. Some DEEP shade would be great, and you could probably make some with a sheet of zinc roofing, or a sheet of plywood (whichever is more affordable), leaned up against that tree that he's trying to take refuge under.
     
  10. KaleDaDuck

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    Okay i started feeding him watermelon with very very cold water.. i put his coop in under the tree where there is no sun and i put a plastic sheet roofing, today i brought him a friend from my uncle's farm where everything is air conditioned (btw i live in iraq) from 23C to 40C now, and he died the moment i put him with mark... im starting to get worried should i go put it in the cages, because i am afraid that he is sick and he kills the other chickens because he has been puking ;(
     

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