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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cloggadoo, May 18, 2010.

  1. cloggadoo

    cloggadoo In the Brooder

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    Hello we hatched out 3 lovely bantams 10 days ago one seems to have a problem its panting and not allways as lively as the rest some one said to us that it might be gape is this true [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    There is just not enough information.

    I think gapeworm takes longer than 10 days to get large enough to cause an issue. And where would they have gotten an infected snail/worm anyway? Where are you brooding them? Can then get away from the heat lamp if they want?

    What are you feeding them? Water available? Pictures?
     
  3. cloggadoo

    cloggadoo In the Brooder

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    Were feeding them on chick crumbs and they can get away from the heat lamp. What were woried about is that she takes a while to drink her water tipping her head back and mouth open. She seems to want to dooze alot more than the others.[​IMG]:hit . (we incubated them)
     
  4. acid_chipmunk

    acid_chipmunk Polish Silkies d'Uccles O my!

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    Tipping their head back when they drink is how they swallow.
     
  5. elmo

    elmo Songster

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    Panting is usually a sign that the chick is too warm. Check the temperature in the cooler area of your brooder; it may be too high for her.
     
  6. cloggadoo

    cloggadoo In the Brooder

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    Hi the little one is the only one who pants though/..
     
  7. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    Some like it hot. Some like it cold.

    They'll move if they want to.
     

  8. cloggadoo

    cloggadoo In the Brooder

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    thanks for all the replies next thing is waiting to see whot sex they will be any early signs:D i supose weve just got to wait:/
     

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