Yawning?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Jeffross1968, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. Jeffross1968

    Jeffross1968 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2011
    Smoky Mountains
    Crazy question, but do chickens yawn? I was watching my BO tonight open her beak all the way, over and over about 6 or 7 times. Only thing I could figure was yawning?
     
  2. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our parrot does that too. Not sure if I've seen my chickens do it though. Gape worms causes chickens to open their mouths a lot. Research "gape worms" and make sure it's not that.
     
  3. tysonandperdue

    tysonandperdue Out Of The Brooder

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    My chicks do this. My parrots also do it from time to time. Both are very heathly and I don't feel it is anything to worry about.[​IMG]
     
  4. LaneHill

    LaneHill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My cockatiel & my chickens all do it. I've always figured it was them making a noise that's too high of a pitch for humans to hear [​IMG]
     
  5. N&MSchroeder

    N&MSchroeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickens will do this to adjust their crops, especially when they do it 6 or 7 times in a row. [​IMG]
     

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