Help chick gasping for air?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Lady Watcher, Mar 15, 2017.

  1. Lady Watcher

    Lady Watcher Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 18, 2016
    My silkie chick was laying flat in the floor. She's one day old and we warmed her up even though there was a heat lamp there. She started gasping for something so we gave her water. She has her eyes closed but opens them when we give her water. She's still gasping and I don't know what to do. Anyone know what to do?
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Flock Master Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Had she gotten cold? I would make sure that she is getting some electrolyte water, such as SaveAChick or some Poultry NutriDrench 1 ml. Warmth and fluids may help to revive her. Let us know how she is doing.

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