Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Wendy V, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. Wendy V

    Wendy V New Egg

    Sep 16, 2012
    Can someone PLEASE help me with my baby Silkie???!!! She is about a month old and about 2 nights ago started what seems like gasping for air and is making a squeaking noise when breathing. She also has been sneezing a lot. Her sneezing if often and shoots her around her box. She is in her own box, away from our other chicks. She does not seem to be drinking on her own but have caught her picking up a few gains of food. I am giving her fluids with an eye dropper. She was not very active at all. I heard that grapefruit seed extract is a natural way of treating many infection so I gave her some of that along with vitamins and electrolytes. Nothing really seemed to change except for maybe her energy level. I then started giving her Duramycin-10 last night which was recommended by my local farm supply store. I know its been less than 24 hours, but I was hoping to see some improvement in her breathing today. But there is none. :eek:( Am I just not waiting long enough or am I needing to give her something else? I am trying to avoid taking her to the vet as I have no idea where one would be that knows about chickens. And of course the expense of it is more than I can handle at this time. She is such a little fighter and I so desperately want to help her. PLEASE GIVE ME YOUR ADVICE!!
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    It sounds like she either has an infection for which she'll need antibiotics or something stuck in her throat. I think you should repost your question in the Emergencies & Disease section. We have a few more knowledgeable people hanging out there who can advice you. Good luck!
  3. Birdgirl99

    Birdgirl99 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 12, 2012
    Tampa Florida
    Yes i hope she turnes out OK privatemail me however she turns out

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