RIR chick Yawning?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by clemson11, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. clemson11

    clemson11 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a 3 week old RIR, she stretchs her neck up high and opens her beak really wide, it almost looks like she is yawning. No sounds ever come out, but I have never seen another chick do that before. Does anyone know what's going on?
     
  2. Lobzi

    Lobzi Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have seen it in my roo when he was young but I never knew why he did it. I was worried at the time but I guess it was normal as he is fine and many months older today. Today he does yawn when it is near time for him to go to roost, I notice.
     
  3. moonlyghtegirl

    moonlyghtegirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My nearly 3 week old Buff Orp did the same thing last night... Looked like a yawn to me.
     

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