Chick looks like she's gasping??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by fitfarmgirl, Mar 17, 2017.

  1. fitfarmgirl

    fitfarmgirl New Egg

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    First time momma and my 3 week old RIR looks like she is gasping. I have seen her eat and drink fine but I'm concerned.

    We have moved them tonight from a tote in the bathroom to a large dog crate in the living area of the house. But I don't know what could be bothering her or what I should do.
     
  2. 0wen

    0wen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is/was she under a heat lamp?
     
  3. wamtazlady

    wamtazlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could she be overheated?
     
  4. fitfarmgirl

    fitfarmgirl New Egg

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    They have a lamp and it's 75 at the cool end 80 under the lamp
     
  5. fitfarmgirl

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    She is in the crate on the left. They all seem happy with the new arrangement.
     
  6. wamtazlady

    wamtazlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The cool side should be cooler than just 5 degrees less than the warm side. I think 60 on the cool side would be great. Even less that that would be great also from my experience. My last batch of chicks hatched late last year. The chicks stayed with their mom. They were out running around, eating, and drinking when it was in the 20s and they were just little fuzz balls. When they got chilled they'd go to mom and she'd warm them for a minute or 2. Then they'd be out doing chick things again. Chicks will also feather faster if they can get to a cooler place.
     
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