Breathing Hard

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by AmyRose, Sep 12, 2019.

  1. AmyRose

    AmyRose In the Brooder

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    I have a new set of baby chicks, about 36 hours old. They were left in the incubator for 24 hours and now are in a brooding container, with a heat lamp (set at about 94 degrees), food and water. They all seem to be doing ok, eating and drinking, but there is one who seems to sleep more and is breathing harder than the others. No noticeable problems; no runny nose, no bloody poo...just breathing hard. Is there anything I can do for it? They have medicated food and probiotic water.
     

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  2. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Definitely too warm....Raise the lamp up and only heat part of the Brooder..
     
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  3. AmyRose

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    Will do.
    Thanks.
     
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  4. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Stop the probiotics in water now and use just fresh water..:frow
    Too hard on hearts..:frow
     
  5. AmyRose

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    Ok. I haven’t actually started it yet. Just thought it might help her.
    Thanks.
     
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  6. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Just know that sometimes chicks won't thrive so a loss won't usually be your fault but an unhealthy chick.
     
  7. AmyRose

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    Thanks, I will be broken hearted, if we lose one. Should have been a vet!!
     
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  8. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Vets lose animals too..:frow
     

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