New chick owner needing advice about hard breathing chick

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ChestnutRed89, Mar 27, 2017.

  1. ChestnutRed89

    ChestnutRed89 In the Brooder

    Mar 27, 2017
    I am a first time chicken owner and I just got 4 chicks which are about week old. I have 1 thats breathing really hard; it's not as active or enthusiastic about eating or drinking as the others. It also spends a lot of time laying down and sometimes loses its balance. I fear it might not make it. Need any info please.

  2. stuee

    stuee In the Brooder

    Mar 27, 2017
    Only a novice meself mate, but avian flu outbreak, or such is life
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, ChestnutRed89, and :welcome! Happy you joined us but sorry your chick is doing poorly. Hope it's just a weak constitution and not something contagious to his flockmates. You might try posting in the Emergencies section here:
    or the Raising Baby Chicks Forum here:
    Be very detailed and specific with symptoms. Hope you get some helpful advice and thanks for joining BYC! :)
  4. RodNTN

    RodNTN Hatchaolic 5 Years

    May 22, 2013
    Serving Jesus
    My Coop
    [​IMG] I am glad you joined us! But I am so sorry about your chick! [​IMG] Great links from the above! I hope you enjoy BYC, best wishes and best of luck!

  5. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    I hope you get the help you need in the ER forum...there are some really knowledgeable members there that are very helpful.

    Best of luck to you!
  6. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member 5 Years

    G’Day from down under ChestnutRed89 [​IMG] Welcome!

    I hope the folks on the ER Forum are able to help you out and that your little one makes a full recovery.

    I also 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]
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 8 Years

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    [​IMG] hope your chick will recover

  8. pallas

    pallas In the Brooder

    Jul 14, 2016
    I would separate the chick it could be contagious and you wont it to spread if you don't have a separate heat lamp put a divider in whatever they are staying in.
  9. pallas

    pallas In the Brooder

    Jul 14, 2016
    Talk to whomever you got the chicks from if its contagious it may have gotten it from another chick. good luck and [​IMG]

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