young pullet opening mouth very far and putting beak in the air

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickenchok, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. chickenchok

    chickenchok Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she's been doing this for about 1/2 hour every few minutes. Should I be worried? She's never done it before. She's about 4 1/2 weeks old.
    thank you.
     
  2. ZepChick

    ZepChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sometimes this can mean they are overheated. Make sure she has plenty of water available inside and out.
     
  3. ella

    ella Chillin' With My Peeps

    It could be gapeworm or something lodged in her throat. But just as likely it's nothing, she's just yawning.

    If you're worried you can take a flashlight and try to look down her throat. It's easier to to at night because they tend to be calmer then.

    Hope she's ok! [​IMG]
     
  4. chickenchok

    chickenchok Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for your input... she seems fine now. Perhaps it was a big day outside in the fresh air! [​IMG]
     

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