1 day old chick - sick - making ticking noise

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by McGoo, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. McGoo

    McGoo Songster

    She's unable to hold her head up for extended periods of time. She was the last of the hatch and weak, but I thought she would recover. I could hear this obvious loud heart beat/ticking from one of them and it was her. When I picked her up the sound was throughout her body... like a ticking/clicking sound. What could this be? Crazy.

    Please help... thank you.
  2. lcourtaway

    lcourtaway In the Brooder

    Oct 22, 2008
    St. Louis Missouri
    It sounds like your chick has a respiratory infection. She might have fluid and congestion in her lungs and chest. She needs antibiotics and warmth and keep her hydrated.

    Good luck. I'll say a little chicken prayer for her.

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