open mouth breathing?

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  1. deavamarie

    deavamarie New Egg

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    One of my 2 month ld chicks started to open mouth breath! It seems lethargic but is eating and drinking fine! pooping good it even open mouth breaths when a sleep. Its not hot at all. only 75 cloudy and windy! its chirping but as its mouth opens and closes it makes a funny cracking sound! can anyone help?
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC.

    Can you post a video of her?

    Have you check in her mouth/throat to make sure she has no obstruction?
    Any signs coughing, sneezing, discharge from eyes/nose?

    If there is nothing blocking her airway, she may have a respiratory illness.

    Separate her so you can monitor her symptoms, food/water, poop and progress.

    The open mouth breathing and chirping makes me suspect Infectious Bronchitis, but it could be a number of things.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/919968/infectious-bronchitis
    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044
     

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