PLEASE HELP ASAP

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 161616, Feb 12, 2019 at 12:48 PM.

  1. 161616

    161616 Hatching

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    My brother got a chick from his friend a couple days ago. It’s just started to grow feathers on its wings. But something happened last night where this morning it’s on one side and gasping for air. I started to give it this mixture that my brother said would help the chick and now it’s opening it’s eyes and moving a lot more ( but it still can’t stand longer than a couple of seconds). But it’s breathing is still slow and it’s moving it’s neck in circles and clicks when breathing
     
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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Welcome to BYC - sorry for the problems. Are you providing supplemental heat for the chick ?
     
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  3. staceyj

    staceyj Enabler

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    How old is the chick?
    Can you please take a video upload to you tube or similar view platform and come right back and post the link here?

    It may be a nutritional deficiency called wry neck but I’d have to see the behavior to make a better judgement.
     
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    Also is it under a heat lamp?
     
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  5. sourland

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    Hypothermia might be taking place for sure.
     
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  6. 161616

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    No I’m not
     
  7. 161616

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    Yep
     
  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    My gut says your chick is chilled and needs to be warmed up. Incompletely feathered chicks need supplemental heating to a minimum of around 85 F.
     
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  9. 161616

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    It won’t let me upload the video but the chicken moves his head around in circles until he finds something to rest it on
     
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