chick clicking but seemingly ok otherwise?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by newmarch2014, Mar 14, 2017.

  1. newmarch2014

    newmarch2014 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 1 approx one week old chick out of 11. She is a pretty calm chick but is eating, drinking, scratching, preening and closed mouth breathing. However when I first pick her up there is a faint click. It diminishes after she settles down....should I worry, should I treat her? Should I wait for any other symptom?
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    How is your little one?

    Personally, if she is active, eating, drinking, etc. and shows no signs of illness then I would just monitor her. Watch for any signs of lethargy, panting/trouble breathing, swelling under the skin (air sacs), etc.

    Without there being other symptoms there's no way to know what's going on or how to treat it.

    Keep us posted.
     
  3. newmarch2014

    newmarch2014 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have my daughter monitoring while I am at work. This morning she still seemed healthy if not for the clicks.
     
  4. newmarch2014

    newmarch2014 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Still seeming ok. I am less panicked as it hasn't progressed.
     
  5. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I'm glad to hear she seems to be doing ok. It's always a concern when you hear something "different".

    There's no way to know what it is since she is so young. Just watch to see that she's drinking well, eating and active.
     

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