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HELP! Baby CHick making odd abnormal noise

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by FeatherFluffer, Jul 22, 2012.

  1. FeatherFluffer

    FeatherFluffer Out Of The Brooder

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    My GLP chick is making a weird noise sounds kind of like a crackle coming fom her chest/mouth. She appears healthy and acts normal. Any Ideas what it is if it is something
     
  2. FeatherFluffer

    FeatherFluffer Out Of The Brooder

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    Also I forgot to add that she is breathing heavily
     
  3. FeatherFluffer

    FeatherFluffer Out Of The Brooder

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    And In addition when she fliks heard head the same noise happens it is just much louder when she flicks
     
  4. Kim95037

    Kim95037 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey did you ever figure out what the crackling was? I have a week old baby chick thats doing the same thing. I gave her some antibiotics, not sure what else to do. She is eating and drinking normally.
     
  5. rangerdog

    rangerdog Out Of The Brooder

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    My chicks are also making weird noises like carbonized soda bubbles but they are acting normal I can't find anything about it on the internet though
     
  6. CodyP

    CodyP Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm going to gravedig this thread because I'm having the exact same problem with a 1 1/2 week old chick that is also having problems with a leg and will not eat or drink..
     
  7. sleepingchick

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    I have a chick (I think 6 weeks old) I found two days ago in the coop doing the splits. I have her alone in the brooder now in a sling. I can't figure out if she is injured or has some paralysis. She has been eating and pooping fine until last night. Last night I noticed a faint sound coming from her abdomen or vent area. It sounds like Styrofoam melting or like small soda bubbles. Now she will eat a little but not drink. Any thoughts on how I can help her?
     
  8. CodyP

    CodyP Out Of The Brooder

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    if she's doing the splits she might have spraddle leg.. what type of floor do you have in your brooder? if you have something like newspaper or plain cardboard it would be too slippery for them to have a grip resulting in what looks like them doing the splits.. there are a lot of posts on here just search "spraddle leg" or "splayed leg"

    here is a good link

    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/02/spraddle-leg-in-baby-chicks-what-is-it.html
     
  9. sleepingchick

    sleepingchick New Egg

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    I have pine shavingin brooder and coop. She does the spits front and back not side to side. She also wont bend her legs. She will twitch them when she wants to move but can't curl them in. Also her feet wont curl around my finger. Plus they feel cold.
     

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