chick with a cold. i think.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mickylee16, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. mickylee16

    mickylee16 Out Of The Brooder

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    so i have a chick whos breathing heavy, there's no other symptoms the eyes are fine and i haven't heard any sneezing. still eating and drinking, we did seperate from others just to be safe. i took a video i'm going to try and post. any ideas what to do?
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  2. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Good call.
    Now you can observe her carefully, check her over thoroughly and narrow down the problem.

    Watch the others for symptoms too.
    How old, what are dropping showing. how deep is the rasping?

    Wouldn't hurt to offer vitamins in water or electrolytes and be very sure she is drinking.
     
  3. mickylee16

    mickylee16 Out Of The Brooder

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    i did add electolytes to water, droppings look normal solid green and white, the rasping doesn't sound to deep, but not sure
    itty bitty was hatched on jan 26th
     
  4. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    There's a thread just below yours "Very Sick Birds' that would help you, I think.

    also search infections bronchitis, simply because it's the most common respiratory ailment.
    If caught while in upper respiratory tract and if sick bird is segregated, good chance of success. If bird will eat, continue to feed.

    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/VM014

    As you notice changes, post- we have members who are excellent at helping you to treat this and other respiratory ailments!
     
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