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Panting chick.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by wdeployedwife1, Aug 9, 2014.

  1. wdeployedwife1

    wdeployedwife1 In the Brooder

    Dec 14, 2009
    Crossville, TN
    Good evening. I have a chick question. My 5-day-old polish chick is the only chick in the brooder who walks around panting. I have checked the temperature, and it's fine. She's eating, drinking, and acting normal otherwise. Her eyes and nose are clear, so I am clueless. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks! [​IMG]

  2. Peeps61

    Peeps61 Songster

    Apr 19, 2014
    NW Florida
    She may be warmer than she needs to be. Try lowering the temp. a bit and see if that helps. They will all bunch up together to get warm if it's too cool for them. Panting usually is a way to regulate body heat.

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