heavy breathing chick!? HELP ME PLEASE!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chicklvr4ever, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. chicklvr4ever

    chicklvr4ever Out Of The Brooder

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    my 4 1/2wk old RIR is breathing really heavy. i would put her outside to scratch and be a chicken. i looked in her nose and saw dirt in her nose. could this kill her?? is it going to be a major problem. i cant lose another 1. PLEASE HELP ME.
     
  2. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    what do you mean another one?

    can you give more information?

    have you looked at the sticky on top for symptoms?
     
  3. chicklvr4ever

    chicklvr4ever Out Of The Brooder

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    well i had 4 be 4 and they died and i dont want to lose this 1 too cause i have wanted chickens since i was 1yr old. i dont want this 1 to die for this.
     
  4. chicklvr4ever

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    oh yea. she is acting normal but when she isn't chirping you can hear her breathing heavily.
     
  5. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    is she gurgling or sneezing? Otherwise I would just keep a close eye on her.
     
  6. chicklvr4ever

    chicklvr4ever Out Of The Brooder

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    no gugling but she does sneeze every once in a while.

    is sneezing a problem??
     
  7. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    how often does she sneeze
     
  8. chicklvr4ever

    chicklvr4ever Out Of The Brooder

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    not too often. its just every once in a while
     
  9. ruth

    ruth Life is a Journey

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    When you say she is acting normal, do you mean, playing and dirt bathing and scratching and eating? If so, the heavy breathing could be panting. I'm assuming it's really hot in Florida this time of year. It is here and my chickens sit around and pant a lot, breathing from their open mouths - usually hanging out under bushes somewhere to get out of heat.
     
  10. chicklvr4ever

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    yea shes acting normal as u say
     

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