Chick gulping for air

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by KniseleyFamily, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. KniseleyFamily

    KniseleyFamily New Egg

    3
    0
    7
    Aug 19, 2013
    We have chick gulping for air. We had another chick do the same thing and died less than 48 hours later. She is 6 days old. What can I do? What causes this?
     
  2. KniseleyFamily

    KniseleyFamily New Egg

    3
    0
    7
    Aug 19, 2013
    She passed away between 2 and 6 am this morning. If anybody knows what is causing this, please help! I have another two chicks starting to pant heavy. They stop eating and drinking and just act like they are having trouble getting enough air. Anybody know what is causing this?
     
  3. War Chicken

    War Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    272
    12
    100
    Oct 18, 2011
    Gapeworm or any number of respiratory infections? I couldn't view the video and you haven't mentioned any symptoms or lack of symptoms that would allow us to narrow down the possibilities.
     
  4. KniseleyFamily

    KniseleyFamily New Egg

    3
    0
    7
    Aug 19, 2013
    They don't shake their necks; does that mean they don't have gapeworm? What are some other symptoms I should be looking for? Any good, reliable resources I can read more about chicken respiratory illnesses?
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by