Neck stretching?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Jose21, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. Jose21

    Jose21 Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my 4 week old "hens" stretched its neck up today in a sort of silent crowing action. Was this a crow or just a stretch do you think?
    Helen
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Sounds like it's practicing crowing. They stand really stiff, stretch their necks, strain really hard and sometimes a squeaky sound comes out.
     
  3. earnhardtlvr

    earnhardtlvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine have been stretching their necks like that and nothing comes out...i'm sure they aren't roo's. I was told they r adjusting their crops when they do that?? [​IMG]
     
  4. farmerinKC

    farmerinKC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was just going to ask about something that may be what you are talking about. Sometimes I notice one of my girls just opening her beak-it almost looks like a person would do when trying to relieve pressure in the ears-like when landing after a flight. I was wondering if I should be worried?
     
  5. earnhardtlvr

    earnhardtlvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe some1 with more chicken knowledge can help us?? [​IMG]
     
  6. Erica

    Erica Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They often stretch like that if they've eaten too much food or it's dry — they're trying to get it down the gullet. [​IMG]

    Sometimes I suppose it could be another issue like gapeworm or a respiratory condition, as affected birds may stretch and gape to take a breath. But I would think those would be rare conclusions to draw...

    All my birds do this when they've just gorged, it's usually nothing. [​IMG]
     
  7. earnhardtlvr

    earnhardtlvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks Erica! I was hoping that's all it was! Since u said that I do normally notice mine doing in the evening after they have eaten! [​IMG] Silly chickens...if they could talk it would just make things soooooo muh easier!! [​IMG]
     

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