Question: chick with crackling breathing

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by foxflower, May 24, 2010.

  1. foxflower

    foxflower Songster

    267
    6
    139
    Mar 9, 2010
    Surprise Valley, CA
    I have a one day old chick that has a slight crackle as it breathes. It is not as lively as the others and isn't walking as well. What does this mean? I've img]http://www.pic4ever.com/images/reading.gif[/img] searched and only saw it listed as a symptom, but not what is means if it has it? Is this something I need to deal with or just wait out?
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Any bubbles coming from the nose area? All I really know to advise that will not hurt is the give it some electrolytes (Pedialyte) in the water, and maybe some polyvisol without iron (baby vitamins).
     
  3. foxflower

    foxflower Songster

    267
    6
    139
    Mar 9, 2010
    Surprise Valley, CA
    No, no bubbles coming out of its nose. I have pedialyte, and some iron free liquid vitamins I can give....if it'll take them from a dropper, being so young and all. [​IMG] I was out feeding livestock [​IMG] and the kids [​IMG], sorry it took me awhile to reply.
     
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Put the vitamins in the water. They cannot take full strength. Pedialyte too, in the water, about 1 teaspoon of each in the waterer.
     
  5. foxflower

    foxflower Songster

    267
    6
    139
    Mar 9, 2010
    Surprise Valley, CA
    Okay, 1 tsp each per quart?
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: