Peep breathing problem????

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by vicegrip, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. vicegrip

    vicegrip Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my peeps looks like she is having trouble breathing. She lifts her head and opens her mouth like shes trying to get moor of a breath.


    Is this a problem?


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  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    It dosnt sound so good but I am very very new to this chicken thing and have a small list of my own issues so I cant say really one way or the other I just wanted to answer you so you knew someone was listening. Hopefully somoene who knows something will get on and help you soon.
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  3. JenMT

    JenMT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some mail order chicks that are doing this too. I got mine from MM on Feb 2. What are her symptoms now, is she still sick?
     
  4. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Did she get enough to drink and eat after she got there? Try a little sugar water/ bird vitamins. Drip a little on her beak.
     
  5. vicegrip

    vicegrip Out Of The Brooder

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    I got up this morning and she still the same no better no worse. She’s not really struggling to breathe but she is having trouble it looks like to me. She drinks fine eats fine it look’s uncomfortable.
    Lifts her head opens her beak and takes a breath every time even when she’s lying down.


    You can hear her when she breathes a little almost popping sound.


    Thanks for the concern and help
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2009
  6. JenMT

    JenMT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will you both look at my post from this morning under author search "JenMT". Does this sound like how your chick started out? Have you given her any antibiotics? If not are you even going to mess with any? I'd like to save my girl if I can. What do you think?
    Jen
     
  7. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    vicegrip, is it like a crackling noise you are hearing? If so, she's probably got a respiratory infection and needs to be separated from the rest of your peeps so they don't catch it. You do have them under a heat lamp, in a draft-free brooder?
     
  8. JenMT

    JenMT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine aren't under a heat lamp anymore, yesterday I was told to remove it because they were too old at 25 days. Should I put it back on the isolated sick girl? I guess that if she is warm that she must have a fever and the heat lamp will help. I am not hearing any crackling noises from my little gal. She doesn't sound as sick as vicegrips does. Thanks
     
  9. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    It does sound like respiratory.

    Heating them 95* for first 7 days then -5* for each week thereafter so at 25 days they should still be heated.
    At around 80*.


    Hope she gets better.
     
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  10. vicegrip

    vicegrip Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes a slight crackling noise. [​IMG] She eats fine drinks fine scratches at the floor fine. She just has to lift he head and open her mouth to breath. I think they are about 1 week old. They are under a heat light on half of the brooder (88 degrees) and the other half is shade (72 degrees) no draft they all sleep under the light and ply around on both sides. My wife is in town getting antibiotics a couple of deferent types. If some one could tell me what kind is better for these symptoms it would be great. Thank you for helping us we really appreciate it
     

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