Chick died-gasping, sneezing, droopy wings

thornwing

Songster
10 Years
Jul 10, 2009
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So. California
My little golden sebright that I bought from the feed store came home with a small sneeze...it turned out to be contagious and worsened. It got all 6 of my other chicks sick, but with medication and fresh air, they are fit, running around, still have a lil sneeze, but healthy and growing fast!! this little guy has grown very little, if not that, not at all.....his poop was normal looking...he sneezed a lot and I noticed in the morning and evenings (around sleeping times) he would close his eyes and gasp for air. When I called him, he would snap out of it and run up to me....his wings got droopier and he was eating and drinking less and less, getting more inactive too... today I noticed before bed he was gasping again ONLY THIS TIME he didnt come when called, I picked him up, but his eyes stayed closed and he continued to gasp for air violently with a very quiet, weak, hoarse chirp every so often. I set him in a little box with food and the medicated water at around 8pm and I went to check on him at 11:30 and he was gone :[ any advice? I had an idea of Infectious Bronchitis but i have no idea and there are absouletly no vets for birds within a 5hour radious of me :[
 

chickenriot

Songster
9 Years
May 12, 2010
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0
109
Brownsboro, Tx.
Oh No !

I am so sorry for your loss .

Birds are so good at hiding illnesses that sometimes it's too late to help them . I'm a new baby chick owner myself so I know what you're going through.

I'll bump your message to try to get it noticed by one of the experts. Again, I'm very sorry.
 

thornwing

Songster
10 Years
Jul 10, 2009
150
0
109
So. California
thanks, the two I kept are much better but the lil roo keeps streching out his neck far with his mouth open a little bit....he only does this every so often but im worried...its really hot here so that could be it and i tried looking for throat pox without luck...it looks like he is going to crow but no noise and his mouth isnt as wide..
 

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