one baby chick is breathing funny...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by zumachicks, May 3, 2008.

  1. zumachicks

    zumachicks Out Of The Brooder

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    one of my six day old chicks looks like her breathing is labored. this is the same one that was pasting...if i hold her, it seems to calm a bit, but not much...what does this mean and is there something i can do, she's been doing it all day and looks a bit uncomfortable.....??? she seems to be eating and drinking....
     
  2. equine chick

    equine chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Were you able to clear up the pasty butt? Maybe she is too warm in the brooder? Is she chirping loudly like she is in pain?
     
  3. zumachicks

    zumachicks Out Of The Brooder

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    no, she's chirping, but just normal...not loud or excitedly or anything. i was able to clear up most of the pasty butt and then i put some oil on her bottom...seems to be doing ok...but she breathes with her beak open with short breaths....
     
  4. 55885100

    55885100 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i just got a bunch of chicks. they sometimes will breath threw there mouth this only seems to happen when its very hot i live in florida where its always hot usualy when i turn on the air and add extra water they stop.
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  5. zumachicks

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    i'm in malibu and the brooder seems a good temp...it's about 50 degrees outside (but they are in of course)...i raised the heat lamp a bit and none of them are under it...i hope they all make it through the night.

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    Last edited: May 3, 2008
  6. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    It sounds like she is too hot. Crossing my fingers for you tonight.
     

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