Chick with weird breathing

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chicks Galore3, May 1, 2017.

  1. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut Premium Member

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    Long story short I got one new baby chick tonight. She is in with my week old bantams and getting along fine. I think she is a lavender Orpington, but she is VERY small. Bantam sized. When she chirps loudly, she has a squeaky/gurggly sound to her. When she breathes normally it sounds "sticky". Any ideas of what this is?
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    Sounds like a respiratory infection. Being small could mean there's something wrong with her. You will need to see a vet for treatment now. Over the counter antibiotics are no longer sold.
     
  3. Spruceroost

    Spruceroost Out Of The Brooder

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    I agree. I've had this happen before, they die pretty fast without treatment, for me it only took 2 days.
     
  4. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut Premium Member

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    Okay. Do you have any tips on how I can keep her alive until I can get her proper medication?
     
  5. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    You can't do anything but keep it warm.
     
  6. Spruceroost

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    What they said above. Did it make it through the night? If so, get it to a vet asap.
     
  7. MisuneKiryu

    MisuneKiryu Just Hatched

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    I just got a baby turkey a few hours ago and she started breathing weird and i dont know if shes just scared or if shes sick because shes acting kind of scared, and its not like heavy panting breathing but its like open mouth gasping and then just barley open mouth breathing no weezing either
     
  8. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    You just got one?
     
  9. MisuneKiryu

    MisuneKiryu Just Hatched

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    Yeah
     
  10. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    My guess is it's extremely stressed. Why only one? It's always better to get at least 2 so they have company.
     

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