I got it on Monday. It has really big feet and is yellow. It is not like the rest. He is having labored breathing and his belly feels like a balloon. He was fine yesterday. He doesn't have any butt crust or anything. What should I do with it?
Make sure it's really warm and perhaps use an eyedropper to drip water next to its beak so it will swallow. Did they come from a hatchery or an individual? Shipping can do in some chicks and some chicks are just not meant for this world, sadly.
I can't say for sure but I had two chicks were breathing fast. The first with her beak open. What I did was seperated them and fed them with an eye dropper. Vanilla Yogurt, water. making sure they had water and feed if they wanted it. The one I had to coax to eat. putting it on her beak. I kept them in the dark so they would sleep and not be disturbed by the other chicks. I thought the first was a goner but she pulled through as did the other. They were two different breeds. I used paper towels and this let me know they were pooping. I also fed all my chicks Pedielyte for a couple of days.
Hope this has a happy ending.
I think it is a cornish x. It's the only one. It was from a straight run. It poo is foamy green kinda. I switched feed yesterday from rural king brand of 20% to manna brand chick feed 18%. Is that bad to do?