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Chick breathing weird and sneezing

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by holybullet, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. holybullet

    holybullet Hatching

    Feb 14, 2011
    1) What type of bird , age and weight.
    2 birds, 1 - RIR, 1 EE, 3 weeks

    2) What is the behavior, exactly.
    breathing with a whistling sound, wings moving slightly, tail feathers as well.

    3) How long has the bird been exhibiting symptoms?
    few hours now

    4) Are other birds exhibiting the same symptoms?
    2 birds total

    5) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma.

    6) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation.

    7) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all.
    water mixed with electrolytes and vitamines, and eating chick starter

    8) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc.

    9) What has been the treatment you have administered so far?
    nothing, not sure what to do...

    10 ) What is your intent as far as treatment? For example, do you want to treat completely yourself, or do you need help in stabilizing the bird til you can get to a vet?
    not sure what to do...

    12) Describe the housing/bedding in use
    Cardboard box with pine shavings plenty warm.

    More info:
    I have 4 RIRs and 3 EEs that are about 3 weeks old. One of my EEs start breathing funny with a whistling sound as she breaths out. Then checked on them an hour later and found that one of my RIRs was doing the same thing, except this time they are both moving their wings in a small up and down motion and their tail feathers as well. Vents, eyes, and nose are all clear, but not sure what is wrong, is this normal?

    Their diet is starter feed and water is treated with vitamins and electrolytes. Bedding is Pine shavings. Side question, should I change out the bedding daily or every other day?

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