9 day old Buff Orpington gasping for air- Help please.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by JCSevmom, Aug 4, 2014.

  1. JCSevmom

    JCSevmom New Egg

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    9d old Buff Orpington gasping for air, has been doing it for the last 6 hours. She is barely eating and not eating, only defecated once that I saw in the same amount of time. Took her to the local Agway, where we bought her and they thought maybe some respiratory issue and sold us Durvet Duramycin-10 Tetracycline Hydrochloride Soluble Powder

    Please any advice would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you.
     
  2. Angiebubs

    Angiebubs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they on medicated feed? Medicated feed helps somewhat in preventing Cocci which is a very common issue with chicks. I would look up the symptoms of Cocci also. Duramycin should help if its respiratory.
     
  3. JCSevmom

    JCSevmom New Egg

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    Yes, she was on medicated feed. She passed away :(
     
  4. Angiebubs

    Angiebubs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am so sorry!! Do you have other chicks that were with her? Was there any signs of blood in her poop? Did she show any signs of being "drunk"and unsteady on her feet?
     
  5. JCSevmom

    JCSevmom New Egg

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    No blood, just white "diarrhea" type droppings and not many. We separated her from the other 5 chicks and gave them the Durvet "just in case". They all seem well. I did not notice drunk, just the gasping that never stopped.
     
  6. Angiebubs

    Angiebubs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like you've done everything right. Again I am so sorry you lost one. Sometimes we never know what happened.
     
  7. JCSevmom

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    Thank you <3 she was very sweet and will be missed. I appreciate your help.
     
  8. jdryon

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    Aspergillosis. Check it out, lost one to it because it got picked on and beat up by its siblings. Gasping for air after drinking, drank a lot, rapid, someone labored breathing, stunted growth, puffed out, and somewhat lethargic. But it would food run normally and ate normally; normal stool
     

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