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New meaties have respiratory issue

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by acbowers, Mar 11, 2014.

  1. acbowers

    acbowers In the Brooder

    May 14, 2013
    Almont, MI
    I just got my meaties today, 40 of them. They are about 4 days old but I got them today. I just went down and checked on them and a few are wheezy and sneezed a few times. They are only wheezing every once in a while, not with every breath yet but does anyone have any idea what to do?

  2. micah O

    micah O Chirping

    Sep 23, 2013
    at the computer.
    If they are leghorns or any other meat bird they will have a high rate of over growth as teh lungs of the birds cant keep up with the rapid growth of the rest of the body causing wheezing and in many instances death. there is quite a high chance of this in commercial birds as they are bred for rapid growth but have not found out a way to speed up the prosses of the lungs so the biggest adn healthies lokking birds are ussually the ones to go.

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