I have a gold star that I bought from a feed store about five days ago. She was delivered to the feedstore 12/30 and is just barely starting to sprout her tail feathers. Her respiration looks a little strained (short of breath), and she’ll stand, and rhythmically, every few seconds, tilt her head back, eyes closed (light sleep, no sound), open her mouth, as if snoring or gasping, then tilt her head back down, and start the cycle again. When she is awake she seems fine but her respirations (chest and back movement) are a little more dramatic than the other chicks. I am a new chick mom, so looking for help with diagnosis, treatment if any, and steps I need to take to stop this from spreading to my other chicks (with whom she has been cohabitating). Thank you in advance!
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