Help! Chick has difficult breathing?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by NewBee117, May 7, 2017.

  1. NewBee117

    NewBee117 Just Hatched

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    To start, I want to say we are new to keeping chicken. Someone gave us a couple of chickens, they are around 10 weeks old. They are very smelly, and seem to have trouble breathing. Here is a video:
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2z2vC98qDWLOXZ2Q256YVBqbnM
    Do you know what is wrong with them? Thanks in advanced!
     
  2. NewBee117

    NewBee117 Just Hatched

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    bump!
     
  3. RowanTheRed

    RowanTheRed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wish I could help, but I am new to chickens myself. However I am a NICU nurse and that looks like what we would call agonal breathing. For humans it is not a good thing. I hope your little one makes it.

    Are there any other symptoms that you have noticed that might help the knowledgeable people on here help you more effectively? For instance, how long has it been going on? can you think of what might have happened before this started? Was the chick eating and drinking appropriately or have you noticed it not doing it like it should.

    Think of ANYTHING that could help, even if it seems minor.

    Oh, and maybe you should try posting this question in the emergencies and diseases section. That might get you more responses

    good luck [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 8, 2017
  4. twigcrafter

    twigcrafter Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. NewBee117

    NewBee117 Just Hatched

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    Oh, no. we don't know much of this chick. Got her yesterday from someone no longer want to care for her. She is still eating and drinking. sleeps a lot with that breathing pattern. Looking for a local chick doctor now.
     
  6. kgb6days

    kgb6days Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This does not look good at all. I'm not real experienced but I would say this chicken will not survive
     
  7. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    Where do you live? Newcastle disease is a problem in some parts of Europe. It attacks red blood cells and makes it hard for a chick to breathe. It's also very contagious and mostly fatal. To determine if this could be the problem with your chicks, take a stool sample to a vet or an agricultural lab.
     

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