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can chicks sneeze?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by coldinnh, May 15, 2010.

  1. coldinnh

    coldinnh Songster

    May 13, 2010
    I was almost positive I heard one of my girls sneeze and I have one that did sneeze tonight while I was holding her (the girls are a week old +/_ got them on Mon in the mail) As I ws holding her she sounds like she has a chest cold (or at least if she was human she would) there is a slight 'clicking' when she breathes... what can I do? I got elctrolyte water for them as no feed store was open on my way home today. (read on here that it helps young chicks prior to finding out that one was ill)... Supposidly the chicks came vaccinated against coccis and something else and were given Gro-gel at the Hatchery... could she have aspirated? I lost one on the first day who acted like they were choking (again if human) trying to swallow when she wasnt drinking... and she had a watery substance ooze from her beak when I picked her up to help her drink (she appeared fatigued).

    If this was caused at the Hatchery or not (no the bedding is not wet) what can I do? [​IMG]
  2. suzyq53511

    suzyq53511 Drowning in Chickens!

    Apr 30, 2010
    Id move this to the chicken sickness area

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