Baby Chick Heavily Breathing

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jp0318, Nov 9, 2018.

  1. jp0318

    jp0318 In the Brooder

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    Hi, I was wondering if someone could help me help my baby chick. It is constantly heavily breathing/gasping for air. I don't know how to help it breathe normally again, and I feel rushed because I fear it might pass away. Please Help!
     
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  2. BarnhartChickens98

    BarnhartChickens98 Crowing

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    Is it walking around?
     
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  3. jp0318

    jp0318 In the Brooder

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    No, not much. It is just staying under the lamp.
     
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  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Do you know what the temperature directly below the lamp is ? Is the chick newly hatched. Has anything happened to the chick - dropped, something fallen on it -----------?
     
  5. NoFlyBackFarm

    NoFlyBackFarm Crowing

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    Is it overheating?
     
  6. jp0318

    jp0318 In the Brooder

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    No, the temp is fine, It's a week old, and it never got hurt.
     
  7. NoFlyBackFarm

    NoFlyBackFarm Crowing

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    That's so weird. Did you listen with a stethoscope? It might be respiratory.
     
  8. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Show a pic of your brooder set up, please.
    Video of chick would really help, up load to youtube or vimeo and then link here.

    What is the temp(use a thermometer) on the floor under the lamp....
    ....and then at the far end of the brooder away from the lamp?

    Were these chicks hatched by you, or purchased at a store or...?
    What all, and how, exactly are you feeding them?

    Have you been checking their butts for pasting?
     
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  9. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Enabler

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    Good questions!
     
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