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4 week old chicks deformed breathing problems!?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jstlitlome, Oct 16, 2015.

  1. jstlitlome

    jstlitlome Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is Sweet pea. She is 4 week old and although I bought her as a Polish egg, discussion with the breeder leads me to believe she is silke/OEGB. She was born gooey and very small. We had to give her extra time to absorb her yolk sack. With a little nursing she has held her own, but is very tiny compared to the rest. Upon inspection, she seemed to have a short sternum and I can see her heart beating. She has always breathed heavy, but today she started chirping with all of her breaths. Here is a video of her breathing



    And here is a video of her heart beating. When you touch it, you can feel it's her little heart beating a thousand miles per hour.



    Any idea what to do?

    Leslie
     
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2015
  2. jstlitlome

    jstlitlome Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone?
     
  3. megancarleigh

    megancarleigh Out Of The Brooder

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    I have no clue, but when a baby cries that's good news maybe it's the same with chickens? I don't cull, I let nature take its course. I don't have the heart to kill them. Maybe she will just need some time to catch up. I'm sorry I can't give you exact info, best of luck with your chick. [​IMG]
     

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