Chick breathing heavy?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Jesusfreakmir12, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. Jesusfreakmir12

    Jesusfreakmir12 Out Of The Brooder

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    My 2 wk. Australorp chick has been breathing heavy. She also isn't that active. She eats and drinks like normal. No bloody poo. What could be wrong?
     
  2. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

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    Pullorum is a common illness in chickens that with cause inactivity in chicks, and trouble breathing. Though many other illnesses and physical problems (like being squished) can cause difficulty breathing and inactivity.

    Do any of your other chickens show symptoms like hers?
     
  3. Jesusfreakmir12

    Jesusfreakmir12 Out Of The Brooder

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    No, none of my other chicks have the same symptoms like hers.
     
  4. SpeckledHills

    SpeckledHills Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Heavy breathing with opening & closing mouth but no gurgly mucus sounds can be a sign of pain. If eyes are partly closed, that would be an increased indication of pain.
     

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