5 day old chicks rattle breathing

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Jessi_bo_bessi, Jan 25, 2019.

  1. Jessi_bo_bessi

    Jessi_bo_bessi Hatching

    Jan 25, 2019
    Hello everyone. Let me start off by saying I just started treating my flock of hens with ivermectin paste and water dissolvable antibiotics 3 days ago due to either gape worm or a respiratory infection. I lost the original hen that started showing signs but all others seem to be stabilized now.

    I already had plans of picking up 2 new chicks yesterday and figured they would be very separated for the next 6-8 weeks, so went through with it. I have them both sleeping in my neck on the couch and I can hear one has a slight rattle when breathing. I made very sure to disinfect anything that came up from the barn but I am SO nervous I have somehow passed on this problem to my new chicks...

    Can someone tell me if I can or even should treat them for possible respiratory issues or gape worm?? Or maybe just tell me I am being paranoid???

    I took a short video so you can hear the sound but it wont post it's basically just a small click when breathing.

    Thank you so much for any help!!!
  2. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Crossing the Road

    Jun 23, 2013
    The Big Island/Hawaii
    You need to upload video to YouTube then link it here ...
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