Can Anyone Help Please?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cloggadoo, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. cloggadoo

    cloggadoo In the Brooder

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    My 4 week old bantam chicks keep on throwing their heads back and they stretch open their mouths now and again, and sometimes sneeze. But they are eating and drinking fine.



    IS THIS ABNORMAL BEHAVIOUR? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  2. max101

    max101 Songster

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    How often are they doing this?
    What bedding do you keep them on and also what food?/
    Do they have watery eyes/nose
    It maybe a reaction to their environment

    Hope everything goes well
     
  3. cloggadoo

    cloggadoo In the Brooder

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    well the runt of the litter has beeen like this from hatching out????and the other two have just started doing it (1 to 7 times an hour).they have 3 days ago started staying out doors all day they are still on chick crumbs they dont have any other sytoms .the problem is some one suggested that it might b gape but surely the youngest would of died by know????
     
  4. max101

    max101 Songster

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    Gape worm is when they swallow a worm already with the eggs
    The eggs then lodge in the throat
    If your chick has been doing this for a while I cant see how it would be
    I didnt even think chicks could get them
    Just to be sure if you open the chicks mouth you should be able to see red things against her throat

    I dont think it is though

    Seems strange though
    Have you tried to put some vitamins in the water
    people swear by the apple cider vinegar
    Are you sure their nostrils are clear and no nasty smell around the face
    All the best
     

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