Panting Chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chloe09, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. Chloe09

    Chloe09 In the Brooder

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    Our 8 week old chick has been panting continuously today despite being inside. She is very hot under her wings and stomach. We have given her plenty of fresh water and this doesn't seem to help. She is eating and drinking fine but is still panting. Does anyone know what could be the problem? Thanks!!! [​IMG]
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing

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    Sounds like she is hot. Is she in air conditioning? Are you using a heat lamp? Chickens pant to get rid of excess heat.
     
  3. Chloe09

    Chloe09 In the Brooder

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    Yes she is in air conditioning and no she isn't under a heat lamp.
     

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