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Neep help ASAP something is wrong with my chick!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Teresaann24, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    I noticed for the past week one of my buff silkie chicks seemed to be breathing a little harder then the others. No gasping just breathing harder I thought she was just scared of me.

    I can hear her sneezing from all the way across the room as I type this she is breathing even harder now but not gasping and is sneezing.

    What is wrong with her?? and is there anything I might have at home I could give her because we are snowed in!!! PLZ HELP ME!!


    I have a video of her uploading now but I need to know something now and the video is taking forever to upload.
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    All I can give you is a the hope that you might have a little antibiotic of some sort on hand that you could dissolve in water and give to her.

    Make certain she gets plenty of liquids and be certain to isolate her from other birds.
     
  3. nnbreeder

    nnbreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have any meds on hand?
     
  4. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    the only antibotic i have is some perscribed to me for a infected root canal could i break this open and give her some??? She seems to be eating and drinking fine.
     
  5. nnbreeder

    nnbreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Amoxicyllin? Tablet or capsule?
     
  6. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    Yes and its capsules
     
  7. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    can i break it open and give her some and how much?
     
  8. nnbreeder

    nnbreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was really hopeing you wouls say tablet, easier to cut up. I would empty the capsule out and divide it into at least six parts and preferably eight. and dissolve one part into some water, just a tad bit of water, and give that to her.

    Amoxicyllin is pretty safe to use that is why it's so widely prescribed.

    It will take it a few hours to start working and I would see how she is doing in the morning and go from there.
     
  9. Is this a chick you are raising from a hatch ?

    Is this chick one that has been in the house and NOT
    exposed to any other outside established chickens
    that you may have ?

    Are you using cedar shavings ?

    Is your brooder closed up, do you have a heat source on the chick ?

    Do you smell a strong oder of ammonia in the chicks housing ?

    Does this chick receive ANY kind of feed besides starter ?

    Lastly, antibiotics MAY NOT be an answer here, you may be
    dealing with a viral infection. Give antibiotics as a last resort, but
    no so far along that the chick can not recover.

    rim
     
  10. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    Quote:The chick is a ordered chick from ideal arrived in good health.
    Never been exsposed to any outside chickens.
    I am using pine shavings
    They are in a big blue tote has a heating lamp on top with a 60watt bulb stays around 95%
    no strong smells
    they are eating starter and grower medicated only

    The chick is 3 weeks old I have noticed she breathed harder then the other 2 in the past week but notice it was worse tonight.
     

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