Barred Rock chick breathing heavy but not panting.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sunnyseagrl, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. sunnyseagrl

    sunnyseagrl Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 1, 2012
    Roseburg, Oregon

    This is our first time raising chicks. We have 6 of them, one of which is a Barred Rock.They are 6 days old. I just noticed today that one of our chicks looks like she's breathing heavy...I'm not sure though. She's not panting (her beak isn't open.) but she seems to be breathing with her whole body. Definitely more breathing movement than the other chicks. However, she is drinking and pecking around. She runs to the others when they start finding anything I know she's active. She does tend to sleep more than the others. Not pasty either. The Brooder is 92 degrees at chick height under the lamp. Please let me know if I need to be worried!!
  2. J-Sanders

    J-Sanders Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 28, 2012
    Nothing to do now but watch and look for any other symptoms that may present. You may want to isolate the chick for a week if you are really concerned or if another symptom comes up.


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