We have a baby chick (almost a week old) that has started panting like crazy. He started yesterday and is still doing it, has not stopped. At first we thought the usual, that he was too hot from the light. The light was at least 3 feet from the chicks at the time we first noticed him panting. We moved the lamp up quite a bit more and opened the screen door on the brooder house to let some cooler air in (it was about 60 F here yesterday).
He's still panting, acting lethargic, not eating. He feels very hot to the touch when you pick him up. I put some water on his beak today during my lunchbreak and he actually went and took a couple drinks by himself (which I have not seen him do since the panting started). He seems pretty week, his wings are droopy too.
All of the other chicks are doing fine and don't seem to be overheating at all.
Any ideas on what else I might do for him?