SKINNY AND HEAVY BREATHING CHICK HELP.

funkychickenmom

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May 19, 2017
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I made a trade today with some of my chickens and the woman I traded with brought a bb red chick in a box and said I could have him. She said she thinks he has worms so I went and bought some wormer. I have never had chickens with worms before but this chick can only be a week or two old he is so small. Anyways when I got him home and took him out of the box to look at him he is very very skinny and he is breathing really hard. Could this be because of the worms? He has been eating a lot since I put his food in.. any help would really be appreciated.
 

DwayneNLiz

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very sorry to hear that you lost the bird, my guess with its age would be coccidosis
was it ruffled/fluffed looking, kinda hunched?

worms are possible too

:hugs so sorry
 

funkychickenmom

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May 19, 2017
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his wings and beak looked way to big for his body and he was very skinny when I got him but he ate all the time once he got here yesterday until this morning then I realized he wasn't going to make it ... its sad because I was hoping I could save him
 

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