Silkie Hen keeps mouth open......

Sara_Georgia

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Apr 11, 2008
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I just got a silkie hen, not sure about age, and she keeps her mouth open most of the time. It's almost like shes panting, but she doesn't act sick. I didn't know if this was just a silkie thing or what.
Thanks, Sara!
 

Clucky

Chirping
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Dec 8, 2007
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silkies dont do that. you should take it to the vets and see why is doing that it may have a cold on a cramped up neck. its throat maybe blocked or some thing. my red shavers do it only on a hot sunny day when they pant.
Cheers Clucky chook!!!!!!!
 
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Justino

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Dec 21, 2007
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mine do it but only when theyre hot and they pant....all of mine do it and not just silkies
 

speedabug

Songster
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Apr 5, 2008
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Mine has only did it when it was very hot. They sometimes do that when their thirsty. I agree you need to take it to the vet.
 

sunnychooks

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Jul 21, 2007
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From what I understand, that may be a symptom of gapeworm. Use the Search function at the top of the forum to find more information or maybe someone with some experience with gapeworm will respond. Good luck!
 

dlhunicorn

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Jan 11, 2007
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moving is very stressful... keep an eye that she is drinking sufficient water and eating...
She will settle down soon
 

Sara_Georgia

In the Brooder
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Apr 11, 2008
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I don't really notice it now. I'm thinking it may have been the big stress of a new home.
Thanks, Sara
 

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