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4 week old chicks deformed breathing problems!?

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This is Sweet pea. She is 4 week old and although I bought her as a Polish egg, discussion with the breeder leads me to believe she is silke/OEGB. She was born gooey and very small. We had to give her extra time to absorb her yolk sack. With a little nursing she has held her own, but is very tiny compared to the rest. Upon inspection, she seemed to have a short sternum and I can see her heart beating. She has always breathed heavy, but today she started chirping with all of her breaths. Here is a video of her breathing

https://youtu.be/VXZP2QsfR-s

And here is a video of her heart beating. When you touch it, you can feel it's her little heart beating a thousand miles per hour.

https://youtu.be/TCW8ujPEwO4

Any idea what to do?

Leslie
Edited by jstlitlome - 10/16/15 at 11:34am

Leslie

 

My Rooster: Black Copper Maran

My Hens: Barred Plymouth Rock, Silver Laced Wyandotte, Rhode Island Red, Black Austrolorp, White Plymouth Rock, Black Maran.

 

 

My Coop

http://www.backyardchickens.com/g/a/6437973/coop-is-ready-woo-hoo/

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Leslie

 

My Rooster: Black Copper Maran

My Hens: Barred Plymouth Rock, Silver Laced Wyandotte, Rhode Island Red, Black Austrolorp, White Plymouth Rock, Black Maran.

 

 

My Coop

http://www.backyardchickens.com/g/a/6437973/coop-is-ready-woo-hoo/

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post #2 of 3
Thread Starter 
Anyone?

Leslie

 

My Rooster: Black Copper Maran

My Hens: Barred Plymouth Rock, Silver Laced Wyandotte, Rhode Island Red, Black Austrolorp, White Plymouth Rock, Black Maran.

 

 

My Coop

http://www.backyardchickens.com/g/a/6437973/coop-is-ready-woo-hoo/

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Leslie

 

My Rooster: Black Copper Maran

My Hens: Barred Plymouth Rock, Silver Laced Wyandotte, Rhode Island Red, Black Austrolorp, White Plymouth Rock, Black Maran.

 

 

My Coop

http://www.backyardchickens.com/g/a/6437973/coop-is-ready-woo-hoo/

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I have no clue, but when a baby cries that's good news maybe it's the same with chickens? I don't cull, I let nature take its course. I don't have the heart to kill them. Maybe she will just need some time to catch up. I'm sorry I can't give you exact info, best of luck with your chick. 🐣
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