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chick with breathing problems

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by paoniapoultry, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. paoniapoultry

    paoniapoultry Out Of The Brooder

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    i have a chick - 2 months old - who lives in a run outside with other chicks. i noticed today she is lethargic and something is wrong. i brought her in the house gave her food and water with vitamin/electrolyte mix and a little bit of tetracyclene. her breathing is labored and raspy. she cannot straighten her neck, it is in an s shape and when i try, gently, to straighten it out, she opens her beak really wide.

    please help! thanks!
     
  2. leadwolf1

    leadwolf1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wish I could help...gonna give your post a 'bump' so someone with more experience can help. Good luck.
     
  3. bobzant

    bobzant Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im no expert but it seems like wry neck, i had a chicken acting similar to that and gave it vitamin e for about 2 weeks and shes all better now.
     
  4. paoniapoultry

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    hmmm, vitamin e... how did you administer the vitamin e? did you keep her separate for that time?

    thanks!
     
  5. WilsonAcres

    WilsonAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. paoniapoultry

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    thank you, that is helpful. how is the vit E administered? with a dropper? mixed with the water? seems like dropper would be best so she gets it all, but how much in the dropper? thanks!
     
  7. bobzant

    bobzant Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought poly-vi-sol its an iron free baby vitamin in liquid form. On my full grown bantam I gave her 3 drops on the edge of her beak a day.
     
  8. paoniapoultry

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    thank you! did you isolate her or keep her with her friends? i never know what to do in these situations... i often think if the bird is isolated it will not get better because it is lonely, but if it is with other chicks it will get beat up/trampled/not enough food, etc.
     

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