My chick won't grow and makes a crackling noise when it breathes

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by allymcshop, Mar 26, 2017.

  1. allymcshop

    allymcshop Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 6, 2016
    Hello, I have three golden comets chicks around the age of three weeks old. When I first got these chicks they seemed completely healthy; unfortunately one of them will not grow, my granddaughter and I just checked her out and gave her some electrolyte water, to give her extra nutrition along with extra feed. My granddaughter then picked her up and told me to listen to her breathing, it sounded like the chick was making a crackling noise every time she breathed. I can't find anything on this but I hope someone could help me figure out what is wrong with her.
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
  3. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under allymcshop [​IMG] Welcome!

    Sorry to hear about your little one and best wishes for a full recovery. Definitely check in with the folks on the ER Forum.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Sounds like she needs to be seen by a vet.
  5. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    I hope the knowledgeable members over on the ER forum can help you figure out what's going on with your girl.

    Best wishes to you!

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