- Oct 27, 2013
I bought 4 new chicks from a reputable breeder, received them 4 days ago. The Barred Plymouth Rock (which was supposed to be a Dominique) was a week or 2 older than the others (they were one week old). They've been vaccinated for Merck. The Barred Rock has had rapid breathing the whole time and I notice the vent is part of it too. The chick has been eating, drinking, active and don't believe it's too hot since it's beak isn't open. Any ideas? I've just given them all electrolytes in their water. How do I help this little girl?