Chick is breathing fast and seems lethargic

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by NewchickieLTJ, May 19, 2019.

  1. feathermaid

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    Is your other little one any feeling better or more active yet?
    I had a slow one once and she spent almost a full day under the heat... I had to pull her out to make sure she got enough to eat and drink, but the next day she was running all over and hardly under there at all. Hope everything keeps going well.
     
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    The little one seems to be doing a little better. Here they are now, outside the brooder. Is that normal for them to sleep outside of it too? It’s about 75 degrees in my house.
     
  3. feathermaid

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    They are adorable!
    I think they're just used to sleeping wherever... you might have to guide them under fairly often so they learn the new place to stay warm. Then later on they'll be just hanging out in other areas and eating. Right now, they're so little they should be spending more time underneath.
     
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    It also might be helpful to add some things for entertainment... a mirror, perch or branches, a dustbath with plain dirt or potting soil. I also like to raise the food and water up on bricks so they don't constantly poop in it or scratch it all over. They can still reach it just fine.

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    They’re undeneath it now! I wonder if they started getting uncomfortable sleeping out there. I’ll definitley keep an eye on them and guide them in. I just moved their food and water closer to the middle of the box too, sonthey don’t have to come out so far to get it.
     
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    lol... I always rearrange everything too... trying to find the best most convenient layout.
    We're ridiculous chicken parents! Anything for those sweet babies!
     
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    How cute! I’ll look around and see what I have :)
     
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    Yep, haha. They’re so cute, they make you want to take good care of them.
     
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