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Pullet doing a strange neck/mouth thing?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by FourandSix, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. FourandSix

    FourandSix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a three month old pullet, who've I've noticed stretching out her neck and opening her mouth wide. I noticed her doing it awhile ago, and more recently she did it after I gave them some bread. Is it normal for her to do that? She is the only one of my chickens I've seen doing it. Is it anything to be concerned about?
     
  2. ChemicalchiCkns

    ChemicalchiCkns Out Of The Brooder

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    Check her Ears. Dorkington of mine had very offencive Ear Pus; intirely blockt Ears. Would Yawn to try clear them.
     
  3. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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    It is normal behavior. They are moving food out of their crop to get digested when they do this.
     
  4. FourandSix

    FourandSix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do I check her ears? And how to I tell if their blocked?
     
  5. ChemicalchiCkns

    ChemicalchiCkns Out Of The Brooder

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    Catch her; try @ Night when roosting. Use a Light, and push back the ear Feathers. A clear Ear is a Hole, a blockt One will be obvious.
     
  6. FourandSix

    FourandSix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, thanks for the information.
     

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