Chick breathing clicking

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SarahFair, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. SarahFair

    SarahFair Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    I have a chick that has seemed fine up until about this morning. Its still chirping a little but keeps its eyes closed and head low. It was wet and in a corner.
    I picked it up and have had it in front of a heater. It seems to have pirked up a tad bit but.. idk.

    When I listen or hold his sides I feel a "clicking".

    Anything I can do?
  2. colebarnhart

    colebarnhart Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've read where people used an Oxine mixture and a humidifier and gave 3 or 4, 15 min breathing treatments with great results, not sure if that would work for you or if you have either of those 2 items, but it might work if you do.
  3. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

    Aug 3, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    That clicking is probably fluid in the lungs, maybe respiratory infection? I agree on the oxine....great stuff
  4. SarahFair

    SarahFair Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    I dont have any Oxine.. But it passed in the middle of the night.
    It was fine if I kept i close and regulated its body temp but once I put it up it didnt want to stay near the heat and its body temp dropped (you could feel how cold it was when you picked it up).

    Now I have 1 lonely chick that keeps hoping out of the brooder and following my dogs.
    Guess Ill go find it some mates today [​IMG]

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