Sick Chicks

Lalo Moreno

Jun 7, 2017
I have new chicks two of them are breathing with their mouth open and have runny noses. One of them is more lethargic now. I have separated them from the rest. The others don’t have any symptoms and are eating good. I hatched them myself and 4 months ago their parents were sneezing and had runny noses. But after a while the symptoms disappeared and they were fine.
Open mouthed breathing can be because they are too warm. Make sure they can get away from the heat.

Make sure your bedding is dry and fresh and not dusty. Fresh air and good air exchange is important for chicks. So make sure things aren't closed up too much. Young birds shouldn't develop colds yet. Generally any respiratory issues are environmental.

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