Panting baby chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by zivaC, Jan 22, 2019.

  1. zivaC

    zivaC Chirping

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    Hi there,

    My hen recently hatched some beautiful baby chicks, and today I noticed one of the chicks was panting and sometimes making these “sneezing” noises. The chick is 4-5 days old. I don’t know what’s wrong :( I’ve taken it away from the rest and put it on its own with a light and food and water.

    Has anyone ever experienced this with baby chicks? What can I do to help him?

    I’d appreciate your help!
     
  2. Butterscotchbitesfinger

    Butterscotchbitesfinger Free Ranging

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    Pictures or videos would help...
     
  3. zivaC

    zivaC Chirping

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    This is the little chick

    I can’t upload a video as it’s not working!
     

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    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    I would leave it with the Hen. Possibly it just was a bit warm. Sneezing doesn't always mean illness.
     
  5. zivaC

    zivaC Chirping

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    The little chick has his wings drooping and is just panting non stop, it’s like he is struggling to breath properly
     
  6. Butterscotchbitesfinger

    Butterscotchbitesfinger Free Ranging

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    How hot is it where you live? It’s 45 celcius here in NSW at the moment and my baby chicks are hot but they have survived, even my day olds
     
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    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    That's not good. Sometimes they have issues with their hearts too. Just keep watching it or give it to Momma and wait it out..
     
  8. Butterscotchbitesfinger

    Butterscotchbitesfinger Free Ranging

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    I personally would give it to mum, as it will be happier even if it does die at least it was with its mum
     
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    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Yes, I leave baby Birds with Momma because they are imprinted to her and it's stressful when separated from her.
     
  10. Butterscotchbitesfinger

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    Same unless they are like bleeding
     
    chickens really likes this.

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