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Hamburg chick; problem-symptom or normal?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chick_In_The_Burbs, Feb 19, 2011.

  1. Chick_In_The_Burbs

    Chick_In_The_Burbs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all. I just noticed that our Hamburg chick is breathing about twice as fast as the other chicks (sussex, australorp, and brahma). they were all sleeping when I noticed this. Otherwise she's pelting around the brooder in fine form, I'm just a little worried about her hyper-breathing. Is she developing some kind of breathing problem or is that just due to her amped up nature?
     
  2. Chick_In_The_Burbs

    Chick_In_The_Burbs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone???

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  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I haven't a clue, sorry. I have two Hamburg chicks about 8 weeks old, and they are pretty hyper, but they also sleep very soundly, often on their feet. Or they snuggle together. They're in a separate brooder with a porcelain D'uccle, and I haven't noticed extra rapid breathing. But I haven't looked for it, either.
     
  4. Chick_In_The_Burbs

    Chick_In_The_Burbs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I noticed it when she was snuggling with the Brahma. I did a count-pattern on her breathing and compared to the other two. Definantly faster than all the others. Guess I'll just keep an eye on her...
     
  5. nanawendy

    nanawendy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are the chicks?
     
  6. Chick_In_The_Burbs

    Chick_In_The_Burbs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The hamburg and brahma are just shy of a week. The other two, sussex and australorp are three days or so.
     
  7. nanawendy

    nanawendy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is on your flooring?
     
  8. Chick_In_The_Burbs

    Chick_In_The_Burbs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm using puppy training mats.
     

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