2 week old chick breathing through its mouth.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bltuers, Feb 17, 2015.

  1. bltuers

    bltuers Out Of The Brooder

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    1 of my new chicks is breathing through its mouth and moving its head every time it breathes. the chick is eating and drinking normal and seems to be acting like all of the others. what should I watch for and possibly due to help this chick?
     
  2. jaredthefox

    jaredthefox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it possible that the chick is getting over heated? That's the only time I have seen a chick with its mouth open like its gasping for air. It does that to cool off like a dog does
     
  3. bltuers

    bltuers Out Of The Brooder

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    I am not sure but she has stopped doing that but I did loose a 1 week old chick yesterday that showed no signs of being sick.
     

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