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post #11 of 16

Wheezing can also be a sign that their vents are clogged. I had this happen to a chick once. I freaked out and called a very expensive vet, just to figure out that I needed to pour a small amount of saline through her nostril to clear the dust. After a couple weeks, when she got a little bigger, she was perfectly fine again. Although that doesn't sound like what you're dealing with, it can be a problem with young chicks.

2 Cats, 1 Dog, and 20 Chickens (2 Buff Brahams, 1 Partridge Cochin, 2 Easter Eggers, 2 Barred Rocks, 2 Wyandottes, 3 Cream Legbars, 2 Russian Orloffs, 3 Show Girls, and 3 Blue Silkies)
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2 Cats, 1 Dog, and 20 Chickens (2 Buff Brahams, 1 Partridge Cochin, 2 Easter Eggers, 2 Barred Rocks, 2 Wyandottes, 3 Cream Legbars, 2 Russian Orloffs, 3 Show Girls, and 3 Blue Silkies)
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post #12 of 16
Wheezing and gurgling can also be a sign that they've aspirated some water. It can happen when we dip beaks, or they're getting a drink and another rambunctious chick jumps or pushes on them.

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Nikki
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post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by howfunkyisurchicken View Post

Wheezing and gurgling can also be a sign that they've aspirated some water. It can happen when we dip beaks, or they're getting a drink and another rambunctious chick jumps or pushes on them.

Sorry about your chickies hugs.gif

 

Chickens are hatched fairly self sufficient. They eat, drink, and walk around on their own from day 1. However, they're not great at socializing! They will walk on top of one another for several weeks. This can injure or kill newly hatched chicks and, although uncommon, these kinds of injuries and deaths can happen.

2 Cats, 1 Dog, and 20 Chickens (2 Buff Brahams, 1 Partridge Cochin, 2 Easter Eggers, 2 Barred Rocks, 2 Wyandottes, 3 Cream Legbars, 2 Russian Orloffs, 3 Show Girls, and 3 Blue Silkies)
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2 Cats, 1 Dog, and 20 Chickens (2 Buff Brahams, 1 Partridge Cochin, 2 Easter Eggers, 2 Barred Rocks, 2 Wyandottes, 3 Cream Legbars, 2 Russian Orloffs, 3 Show Girls, and 3 Blue Silkies)
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post #14 of 16
I'm starting to have the same problem but it's only one of the breeds in the brooder. I have my bantam polish and seabrights in the brooder now and the polish are thriving but the seabrights aren't, I go up to check twice to three times a day and it only happens overnight can someone help me? Please
post #15 of 16
What's the temp in your brooder? If they're only dying at night, I'm wondering if they're piling up and the ones on the bottom are getting squished/suffocated.
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post #16 of 16
I didn't think about them suffocating each other, but there isn't many in there, the brooder is in a building so the little bulb I would think it's putting out enough heat that they shouldn't have to pile up on top of each other. Thanks for the input on the matter
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