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2 week old chick breathing heavy

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Savori, Jun 14, 2018.

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  1. Savori

    Savori Hatching

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    Hello,
    This is my first question. Happy to be here.
    I have baby ducks and chicks together. Everything is going great. The ducks do hog the water .But the chicks do get in there and drink. They are all fighters. I have 13 chicks and 6 ducks. The one chick who is breathing heavy is one to two weeks younger then the rest. I checked everything on her .The only thing is her heavy breathing.
    Is she not getting enough water. Or is there something more?
    Thank you
     
  2. Savori

    Savori Hatching

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    I do have them on medicated feed until I put them outside.
     
  3. kimthom66

    kimthom66 Songster 5 Years

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    Medicated feed is NOT good for ducks, if they are eating that feed too your should switch immediately to NON-Medicated food!

    Could be repository issue, use straw instead of shavings as bedding and that may help!
     
  4. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma Premium Member

    I never Brood Ducks and Chicks together.
    Possibly it's being harassed by the Ducklings?
     
  5. Savori

    Savori Hatching

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    I have them on a all organic duck chicken medicated feed.
    And they are not being harassed by the ducks. They all snuggle together. Its very cute. I make sure the chicks are drinking. They have been together since babies. I just introduced two new chicks two weeks ago. And one is breathing heavy. She is not being picked on. They have there pecking order all figured out. I sit there and watch. I check up on them all day. There my little babies. They are wonderful. They have lots of space so they can get away from the heat lamp. I change water at least 2-3 times a day. Clean there space once a day. Give them mealworms and grit. I feed them with my hands and pet them. I love them!!!!!

    I just would like to know what might be wrong with my chick. She is breathing heavy. Is it lack of water? Or is it something else.
    I put her and the other chick I got her with in a separate space with electrolyte water. I am putting her beak in the water once an awhile.
    I just saw her breathe like this first thing this morning. And I separated her right away with her friend so sheis not alone.
    I just would like to know if it my be some kind of illness. Thank you again
     
  6. Savori

    Savori Hatching

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    She has left us........
    I wish I knew what I could of done to save her. She was beautiful.
     

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