what does this mean??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ~*B*~, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. ~*B*~

    ~*B*~ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    when your chick looks like it is gargling something?
    I picked up some TSC chicks today [​IMG]
    and they keep doing this funny gargling thing with their
    mouths/throats. never seen this before.
    thank you
     
  2. Crystalchic

    Crystalchic Gone for a bit

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    please dont tell me that the chick is gasping? is it like it has the hick ups? how old is it
     
  3. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Did they just drink a lot of water? Sometimes they do that if they drink a lot. Make sure that they don't run out of water.
     
  4. ~*B*~

    ~*B*~ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they have plenty of water and food.
    no not gasping for air either i dont think.
    they are all doign it on and off.
    they did drink and eat alot when i got them home.
     
  5. Blue_Myst

    Blue_Myst Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2009
    Can you describe the gurgling in a little more detail?

    Is it more like when a chick takes a drink, and it tilts it head straight up, and 'slurps'?

    Are they just sticking their necks straight out, opening their beak really quick, and closing it again, like they are yawning?

    Or do they have their beaks open for a few minutes?
     
  6. EricShane

    EricShane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hmm
     
  7. Chicken Fruit

    Chicken Fruit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    young chicks aren't very skilled at drinking. They bubble and gurggle some times in the beginning.
     
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  8. ~*B*~

    ~*B*~ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    could they be too hot?
    it reminds me of my dog panting.
     
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  9. EricShane

    EricShane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thats possible.. do they have large area to get out of the heat light if they want to?
     
  10. ~*B*~

    ~*B*~ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes they do have lots of room.
    but they arent moving around.
    i repositioned the lamp and
    handled each one. now they
    are up eating and drinking.
     

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