Panting

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by girlychick, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. girlychick

    girlychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hello,
    I think this is normal i just wanna make sure. When ever the chickens are in the egg box laying they pant. But once there done laying they stop. Should I be worried about this? I know they have water I checked, but I didn't see if it was still cool(thats my brothers job [​IMG]).

    Please let me know if it's normal while there laying, thank you.
     
  2. Pet Duck Boy

    Pet Duck Boy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 12, 2009
    Orlando, FL
    Mine do it just about everyday, mostly becuase it's always 80+ out. So I'm sure it's probably a bit warm in the nest box, the small space+ warm bedding makes it stuffy. It shouldn't be a problem.
     
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Plus, passing an egg out the cloaca isn't a comfy process, even if the weather was cool.

    There are ... ummmm..... many natural processes which cause some discomfort. Think about it. There's nothing wrong, it's just.... less than pleasant and takes some effort. Panting whilst laying an egg is quite normal.
     
  4. girlychick

    girlychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I see what you are saying
    Thank you for the answers everyone
     

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