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roosters panting??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by nmeyer3, May 29, 2016.

  1. nmeyer3

    nmeyer3 Out Of The Brooder

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    My two roosters seem to always have their mouths open and I can see/hear them breathing when they do so, but they almost never go get a drink of water to cool down, even when I bring some to where ever they happen to be at the time. I live in Missouri so the weather doesn't usually get any higher than 85┬░ish. Is there any way to help them cool down more? They do normally try to stay in the shade as well.
    Is there anything else that could be causing them to pant?
     
  2. Outpost JWB

    Outpost JWB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They could have an upper respiratory infection which would labor their breathing. If you hear them breathing, that is probably what's going on. If this is the case, you will want to get them on antibiotics asap.
     
  3. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope their just hot you can take large ice cream or water cotainers fill em with water then dump the large cubea into a dog bowl fied with water.
     

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