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Days old chicks, barely breathing, can't walk?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Eric and Brandi, Mar 23, 2015.

  1. Eric and Brandi

    Eric and Brandi New Egg

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    I have 5 chicks that are just a few days old. I lost one yesterday, and now I have another one doing the same thing. She is mouth breathing, chirping loudly, but can't move. She was fine yesterday!! I have no clue what's wrong. I've attached an image, as this is all she'll do!

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  2. youngchooklover

    youngchooklover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mmmm can't say for sure it could be spangle leg is it moving at all?
     
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  3. Eric and Brandi

    Eric and Brandi New Egg

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    It will seldom kick one leg out, but that's it.
     
  4. youngchooklover

    youngchooklover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The hip looks out you should bring it water and food.
     
  5. Eric and Brandi

    Eric and Brandi New Egg

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    We've tried that. Won't eat or drink. This is the 2nd one in two days. Seems like maybe they've caught something, more than something physically wrong?
     
  6. youngchooklover

    youngchooklover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Then it should be put down.
     
  7. justplainbatty

    justplainbatty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is brooder temp? Is there a 95* area and room to get cooler? Chicks cannot regulate body temperature. They need to be able to move back and forth between 95* and 75* 24/7 to stay alive. Lower brooder floor temp 5* each week until 70*. thermometer on brooder floor highly recommended.
     

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