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2 Week Old Chicks Breathing Hard & Sneezing

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I noticed when I took my 2 week old chicks out tonight that two out of the three are breathing pretty hard, and one of those two is sneezing with a little bit of clear discharge around one nostril. The one who isn't sneezing but is breathing hard seems to be having a really hard time taking a breath, and she lays down a lot but has done that since we got her. She is taking deep breaths pretty quickly. I didn't hear any wheezing or sounds out of any of them, and this is the first night that I have noticed them having problems breathing or sneezing. Does anyone have any idea what could be wrong, and what I can do to help them? Thanks!

~2 Dominique hens (Vivian & Esmerelda), 2 Silkies (Stella/Roo, Lucy/Hen), a Splash Cochin Roo named Clifford, 4 cats, and a beagle.~
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~2 Dominique hens (Vivian & Esmerelda), 2 Silkies (Stella/Roo, Lucy/Hen), a Splash Cochin Roo named Clifford, 4 cats, and a beagle.~
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Possibly a respiratory infection. If so, you'll need to go get anitbiotics tomorrow. Perhaps this thread can help: http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=186967

Retired barber. At home in the San Juan Islands of WA state with DH, Arnie the pug, and 6 Light Brahma, 1 RIR, & 1 SLW pullets for eggcitement.
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Retired barber. At home in the San Juan Islands of WA state with DH, Arnie the pug, and 6 Light Brahma, 1 RIR, & 1 SLW pullets for eggcitement.
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