Gasping chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Plewmom, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. Plewmom

    Plewmom Hatching

    Jul 3, 2008
    Hi all -
    I have a new Aracauna chick we just brought home from the feed store yesterday. She was pecking at some bird seed in the box we transported her home and I think she aspirated some of the bird seed. She was fine going into the box and gasping when she came out. All of the other chicks are fine and that's the only thing I can think of that might have happened.

    She's getting weaker, not eating or drinking. Is there anything we can do for her? She constantly gasping, sometimes I can hear a little whistle. She will peep, but very little activity.
  2. lilchick

    lilchick Songster

    May 23, 2008
    Williamsport In.
    How is your little chick now?
    Sometimes the stress can make them sick...and sometimes they are born with something wrong with them and we just don't know what...
    I would mix sugar and antibiotics in her water.
    use eyedropper to give her a drink...
    wet her feed and give her tiny amounts with a toothpick..
    hope she makes it...

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