Baby chick is sneezing

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by king2, Mar 14, 2008.

  1. king2

    king2 Songster

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    I have a baby chick that is about a week old he is sneezing and making a strange noise that sounds like weezing. He has been doing this for about two days, but it has gotten worse today. What could it be?
     
  2. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    Is this chick on shavings? Could be dust from that and wheezing might be that it ingested some.
    Put on paper towels.
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

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    Do you have only one chick? What set up do you have in your brooder? Wood shavings or cedar? Cedar bedding is bad for chicks.
     
  4. king2

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    I have 11 other chicks they are on paper towels. He actually has stopped sneezing and weezing now, so maybe it was something he was breathing in. I am keeping a close eye on him
     
  5. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing

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    Keep a close eye on him. It may have been he ingested something or got his face dipped in the water bowl a little too deep. Hopefully everything is ok now.

    Jody
     

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