Chick gasping for air

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by DragonClaw01, Feb 17, 2016.

  1. DragonClaw01

    DragonClaw01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a chick I got with a batch for about a week.

    It's laying down, gasping for air. The others seem fine for now, but this one looks to be dying. It's one of the larger chicks and it was in perfect shape.

    I heard Tylosin in the water can help, but avoid ACV and electrolytes/gatorade.

    Ionly have Tylosin injectable though.

    It sometimes freaks out and runs short distances and falls over, sometimes on its back.

    It won't eat or drink.

    I have pine shavings.
     
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2016
  2. CochinLover1

    CochinLover1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would check for crop impaction.
     
  3. DragonClaw01

    DragonClaw01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Crop seemed empty.

    But it died. The one where it is laying down, it was still alive.

    I'm not sure what this yellowish foam in the mouth is.

    I tried to give it some water, it drank a little, then spazzed and chirped like it was in pain, then died.
     
  4. CochinLover1

    CochinLover1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aw! I'm sorry.. It happens. It always makes me sad when any of my chicks die. Sorry for your loss.
     
  5. horseshoe13

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    Sorry to hear you lost one. I have had the same problem. They had gotten Chilled in shipping and a few seem to get pneumonia. It happens so quick not much you can do about it.
     
  6. DragonClaw01

    DragonClaw01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These were not shipped. Picked up from attwoods last week.
     
  7. horseshoe13

    horseshoe13 Out Of The Brooder

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    Being so young im sure their immune system is weak leaving them susceptible to viruses and bacteria. This time of the year it's rampid.
     
  8. CochinLover1

    CochinLover1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very true.
     

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