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Clicking chick

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I have a silkie chick who is about a month old who is making a clicking sound when she breathes, I did some research and learnt that clicking is usually associated with a respiratory problem, however all the other chicks I read about had other symptoms too.

My chick has lots of energy and it eating and drinking normally, she is handled a lot and has only sneezed once. The clicking has been going on for 3 days and is no better or worse. Should I be worried, and is there anything I should be doing to help her?
Her bedding is clean dry clover straw.

Any help or advice would be very appreciated xx
post #2 of 4

Sorry about you problem,

I am not an expert in that area but when doing a quick BYC search I saw that another chicken owner was having that same problem.

I hope this link help and if not be sure you check the learning center.

Hope this helped!

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/768123/baby-chick-making-clicking-noises 

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post #3 of 4

As long as the chick is doing well, I wouldn't worry about it. But since I once had one with a leaking air sac make that click sound, I would feel of the chick's body around the neck, chest, and back for any puffiness that could be air underneath the skin. That condition is called subcutaneous emphysema. There can be clicking without that condition. Here is some info about it:  

http://www.ijasvm.com/ijasvmadmin/upload/IJASVM_5113cbc51d31b.pdf

post #4 of 4
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Thank you so much for your help, two of my other chicks started clicking too, so I put a few drops of olive leaf extract in their water and the clicking is fading over the period of a week, I'm not sure if I was the olive leaf or simply a matter of time, but I'm just happy my babies are getting better. Hopefully the clicking will be completely gone soon!
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