Sick Chicks

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Lalo Moreno, Mar 25, 2018.

  1. Lalo Moreno

    Lalo Moreno Chirping

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    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.
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Waiting on a Fresh Garden Salad

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    What temperature are you brooding at? What are you using for bedding?
     
  3. Lalo Moreno

    Lalo Moreno Chirping

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    I’m using shavings. The temp is 90F
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Waiting on a Fresh Garden Salad

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    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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