Chick clicking while breathing

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by waddles99, May 20, 2016.

  1. waddles99

    waddles99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my 3 week old chicks clicks while she breathes. It isn't too noticeable and she is normal otherwise. But I'm kinda worried..its very faint almost like a popping noise. Or a croaking noise.
     
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  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Look her over for any balloon-like bubbles on her skin that could be a leaking air sac from an injury. I had a 2 week old chick that had that and she also clicked with each breath? Keep a close eye on her. If you find a leaking air sac, you can get the air out with a needle. Post back here for instructions.
     
  3. waddles99

    waddles99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No bubbles on her skin...i have no clue what it could be?
     
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    waddles99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone? I really don't want to lose this chick.
     
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    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Clicking during breathing is something that is talked about in many posts here if you do a search at the top of the page. I have only seen it in my chick with the injured air sac, but it could happen with other respiratory problems, or perhaps with a heart problem. It would be nice if more vets would respond to these posts to help us figure out why the clicking occurs. The leaking air sac I found was hard to miss, sincerely it covered the whole right side of my chick. I wouldn't be too concerned about the cclicking as long as she is acting normally.
     

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