roos mouth open not his normal self stands alone

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by max101, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. max101

    max101 Songster

    Mar 16, 2009
    newcastle Australia
    My 13 week silkie roo has his mouth constantly open. I threw a mealworm in his water inwhich he attemped to grab so I hoped he get some water into him. He ate 3 mealworms but he still keeps his mouth open. He wants to be by himself. He shakes his head around too. I have looked for mites and found him to be clean. He really looks unhappy. What could be wrong with him. His poo seems ok
  2. SoJoChickens

    SoJoChickens Songster

    Mar 9, 2009
    Fountain Green, UT
    I would guess overheating if it were summer time but that shoudn't be an issue right now. I've heard that gapeworm can cause a chicken to hold it's mouth open but I know little about that. Has anyone out there had experience with gapeworm?
  3. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

    Mar 20, 2008
    NW Kentucky
    Put this post under emergencies and etc. Also look at the sticky in that forum and give all the information age food etc etc

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