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Baby chick sneezing and breathing heavily

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bloopiedoopie, May 31, 2016.

  1. bloopiedoopie

    bloopiedoopie New Egg

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    Hello, I got 2 chicks today (they're less than a week old), and one of them is sneezing and breathing heavily, I don't know what's wrong, can someone help me please?
     
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    Air! Feed lots of water! wipe off beaks if congested?
    Heat might be too high!!
    heat should be at 20 degrees Celsius for chicks over a week old.
     
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  3. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    I'd suggest giving vitamin supplements / electrolytes in their drinking water ASAP and posting your question on the ER forum - https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures

    CT
     
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  4. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Thread starter never said they were sick!! ONLY sneezing!!!
     
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    20 Degrees is fine.


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  7. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    I respectfully disagree... sneezing and labored breathing indicates respiratory distress... at that age, those are definitely not signs of a healthy bird...



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  8. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Please, lets be nice on this thread. A new member has come here to ask a question and we do not need to give the impression that we are not helpful and kind to one another here on BYC. Just leave your suggestion to this question, stay on topic and let the OP decide what is best for them.

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  9. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Quite right - I do apologise

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    DITO.....
     

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