What does this mean

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BMW, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. BMW

    BMW Out Of The Brooder

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    I have two hens that sit for long periods of time with their mouths open. What does this mean?
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Depending on where you are, they could be too hot.
     
  3. BMW

    BMW Out Of The Brooder

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    I was working on cutting back some trees to give them more sun. The temp. was about 73 here.
     
  4. BMW

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    I was out by the coop cutting back trees to give them more sun. It was about 73 here.
     
  5. L*A*G*

    L*A*G* Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
    planet chicken
    they pount like a dog. they r letting in air and trying to cool off after being used to the cold weather.
     
  6. BMW

    BMW Out Of The Brooder

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    If they are panting already at 73 degrees what am I going to do when it's93?
     
  7. L*A*G*

    L*A*G* Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
    planet chicken
    Quote:they will adjust to temp changing from cold to hot. 93 is hot and u might need to mist them when it gets that hot. (from a book)
     
  8. BMW

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    That's cool' they're right by my garden.
     
  9. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just a thought...what are they eating? Too much scratch I've heard can raise their body temp.
     
  10. BMW

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    Laying pellets. They have 24/7 access.
     

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