Need help ASAP my baby chicken is gasping for air

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bb22vetech, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. bb22vetech

    bb22vetech New Egg

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    This morning she was fine and eating and hopping around here cage then this afternoon i noticed that she was laying by her self away from the other baby chicks and gasping for air and not really moving and her eyes are closed. I have started giving her sugar water to see if that helps but any other info would be great
     
  2. standardbanty

    standardbanty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would isolate her... make sure she is warm.. give fresh water and have faith.
     
  3. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    you will need to give more info if ppl are to help you... see the sticky
     
  4. charlottek

    charlottek New Egg

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    I had a 7mth bantam who was fine yesterday who began struggling for air this morning and was dead by 2. Seemed like she was congested sounded "bubbly".

    I hope yours survives.
     
  5. TheDuckCrew

    TheDuckCrew Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2009
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    maybe she got something stuck in her mouth. trying giving her a small amount of honey so it will help anything that is stuck slide down.
     
  6. agnes_day

    agnes_day Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that happened to one of my chicks! it had a ton of food lodged in it throat..we took a straight pen and flicked it out very very carefully and hes still here today! [​IMG]
     

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