Having a problem with 1 of my new ISA Brown 5 day old chicks

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  1. cosmosweaver11

    cosmosweaver11 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi my names is Robin I have 4 healthy Rhode Island Reds that we got about 6 months ago and their about 10 months old now. My husband bought 15 ISA Browns chicks a couple wks ago in which we received on last Friday oct 16th. They were born on the 14th and now 5 days old. That afternoon we notice one of them having trouble, laying down alot letting other walk on her and we tried everything we could to help but it's sad to say we lost her that evening. All the rest of the chick's seem very health and happy. But one has caught my attention. She is the smallest and breathes rapidly but eats drinks and runs around with the rest. Of course Ive never owned baby chicks before but it has made me worried that she breathes so fast not lIke any of the others. I keep them warm their bin clean and fresh food and water. I have read other threads but none seems exactly like mine. Today I gave her a few drop of poly de sol no iron to see if it helps. Has anyone experiance this before or have any advise? Also I posted a link video in the little one sleeps and u can see her breathing.
    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10207016731993321&id=1130418905
     
  2. N F C

    N F C eggnog time! Premium Member Project Manager

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    Hi Robin, [​IMG]

    Congrats on getting baby chicks for the first time, they are cute! I'm sorry you lost one...unfortunately that happens sometimes, not because you did anything wrong but some just fail to thrive. I haven't experienced the fast breathing you see in the one little chick. If you're concerned, try posting over on the emergency forum and ask someone to take a look:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures

    Good luck to you and all your little birds. Thanks for joining us!
     
  3. cosmosweaver11

    cosmosweaver11 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank u for responding I definately will try that.
     
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  5. cosmosweaver11

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    Thank u very glad to be here
     
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  7. cosmosweaver11

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    Thank u
     
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    So glad you joined the Backyard chickens flock.
     
  9. cosmosweaver11

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    Me too thank u
     
  10. trailrider330

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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