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Help! I think my chick has a respiratory problems.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chickensrock10110, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. Chickensrock10110

    Chickensrock10110 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chick is breathing very different from the rest.
    He/she is about 3 weeks old and is a bantam mix.
    It looks like he or she has trouble breathing through his/her nostrils.He still eats and drink but he looks like he is deteriorating fast.Every so often ,he sounds like he is sneezing.Currently ,to breathe, he opens his beak just a tiny bit for every breath that he takes.Today he is less active and only becomes alert when he hears a loud noise.Do you think this is contagious?Should I seperate him?How can I help him out?Anyting OTC I can give him?Please help!! I dont like seeing him like this.
     
  2. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

    Feb 26, 2009
    Southern Pines, NC
    oh, I am sorry your chick is sick![​IMG] I think you should separate him from the others. I don't know what you can give him because he is so young. Hopefully someone else will chime in soon!
     
  3. mrsgibber

    mrsgibber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know the answer to your question...hopefully someone chimes in soon. But good luck with the little one.
     
  4. Chickensrock10110

    Chickensrock10110 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Now that you mention that he is young ,I too dont think there is a medicine for chicks this young.[​IMG]
    Hopefully he gets better on its own with all the love I`m giving him now.I just feel bad because I am the one who brought him into this world and hatched him:hit [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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