weird yawning..?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chick - n - Rachel, May 12, 2009.

  1. Chick - n - Rachel

    Chick - n - Rachel Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 31, 2009
    Bradenton, FL
    My five girls are seven weeks old and seem very healthy, but theve started doing something that looks like there maybe yawning, or opening their beaks and stretching there mouths...?? Is this normal behaviour?
    Have any of you seen your birds doing this? Sorry if this is a normal thing, but Im a new chicken mom and I just want to make sure Im not ignooring something important, Thanks.
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:Search for gape mouth, or something similar. My brain just popped that one out! I read it here somewhere....
  3. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

    Jun 27, 2008
    West Central Ohio
    I see mine do it every once in a while. I've heard it has something to do with a full crop? I'm not sure. As long as it's not happening at a constant rate or non-stop, then I wouldn't be worried. By that I mean yawning every second.

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