Open mouth stretching neck?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kingchickies, Mar 22, 2017.

  1. kingchickies

    kingchickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 19 6 week old chicks a few of them hold their mouth open off and on and sometimes stretch their neck out. I read this could be adjusting the crop. I get handfuls of grass in small pieces, give them shredded squash, carrots, apples. They have chick grit. I'm just noticing some of them holding their mouth open some. I moved the heat lamp where it's more light heat thinking maybe they were warm. I checked the crop area of the ones I saw having their mouth open more and it was fine, no bulge everyone is active, eating, drinking, pooping...any thought?? Thanks
     
  2. ChickenKeep01

    ChickenKeep01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say they are just hot mine do this all the time.
     
  3. kingchickies

    kingchickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thanks, I feel a bit better now. I've checked noses, listened to their chest. Ugh lol
     
  4. ChickenKeep01

    ChickenKeep01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. kingchickies

    kingchickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. ChickenKeep01

    ChickenKeep01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well they are going to have a have a nice life I have stayed in hotel rooms only slightly bigger the that
     
  7. kingchickies

    kingchickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My husband said he doesn't want to have to build more. Lol And it has to be cute because we will be looking at it everyday. I said but I'm not sure their house should be nicer than ours....hahaha. We looked through pintrest for ideas. More room, maybe more chickens?![​IMG]
     
  8. ChickenKeep01

    ChickenKeep01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just make sure it's better then what mine was when I first got it. It was so run down covered in poop Windows were missing three was no straw on the ground and now 1 year later it still hasn't been fix pied completely it was that bad
     
  9. kgb6days

    kgb6days Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those are some pretty chicks you've got there
     

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