Sneezing baby chick. Please give me advice...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by HELPPLS, Mar 30, 2015.


    HELPPLS Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 7, 2014
    I have a 3 week old baby chick that drank water yesterday and then sneezed or something (I just looked down and saw it) and had slimy water dripping off its beak. It wiped its beak off. At 2 a.m. I got up to get my kid some water and heard it wheezing and sneezing. I can only guess that this is the same chick but it may not be. I can also only guess that it may be from drinking the water too fast or inhaling it but, again, I don't actually know for sure. We have 13 in there. All of the others seem fine right now. I put it in a plastic tub on some paper towels and found some wire for the top and put a 100 watt heat light on it and gave it food and some water with probiotics and electrolytes in it. It is still sneezing but the wheezing has stopped. It seems to be very distressed because it is all alone. It is still kind of breathing hard but it seems to be doing a little better. It is eating and drinking and pooing fine. Should I put it back in with the others now or wait longer? I don't know if it being separated from its buddies is helping matters. It just sits in there peeping and is obviously upset. Everyone always says don't buy one at a time because they need companionship so does that go for this too? Thanks so much for your help.

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