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new momma Silkie yawning???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Sandrachx, May 18, 2009.

  1. Sandrachx

    Sandrachx Songster

    Oct 16, 2007
    Chelsea, MI
    my 1-year old silkie is a new momma - 4 chicks born in last three days. today i see that she is "yawning" and shaking her head. like she has water in her ears or is trying to pop her ear drums.

    anyone see anything like that before? do i need to remove babies? would they thrive after being with their momma?

    any help surely appreciated.

  2. geebs

    geebs Lovin' the Lowriders!

    Sep 28, 2008
    I don't know about yawning but my concern would be infection in her lungs... especially if she has been sitting a henhouse.. dust and particles from OSB wood can irritate and cause inflammation/infection... If it were me and the chicken was fairly important I would treat her with an antibiotic.
  3. scooter147

    scooter147 Songster

    Jul 30, 2008
    constant yawning type behavior can be gapeworm. Google it for more information.

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