Need adcive about chick strange behavior

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickenkerri, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. chickenkerri

    chickenkerri Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 10, 2009
    Western North Carolina
    One of my 4-day old silkie chicks keeps opening and closing her beak for no reason. Is she panting? I've dipped her beak in water in case she's thirsty but the beak keeps doing it. Any thoughts?
  2. Chicken Fruit

    Chicken Fruit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
    Echo Homestead
    If its contantly, open, closing, open, closing- it'd be panting.

    If she's just opening her beak and closing it once in a while its not panting. my chicks of other breeds do that once in a while.

    I doubt its anything to worry about, if she is panting make sure she has a place to go out of the brooder light to cool off.

    Silkies are prone to nuerological disorders, but it seems that she'd have other symptoms like an inability to hold her head right, or to stand and walk correctly.

    Did you google it?
  3. RIVERA69R

    RIVERA69R Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2008
    I saw one of my chicks doing that a couple of days old spooked me but two weeks later and fine!

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