URGENT!!! HELP!! Baby chicks is Gasping as though it can't breathe!?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by FrostyWind, Apr 20, 2019.

  1. FrostyWind

    FrostyWind Chirping

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    Please Help!
    One of my silkie Chick is Gasping stretching out it's neck and it's eyes are closed!
    I dontd knso what to do! It was fine just a half hour ago and when I came to check on it, it was Gasping, stretching it's neck out, closed eyes and Shaking it's head real hard, throwing itself around!
    Immediate response!
     
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  2. MykaMom

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    Separate it from your others immediately. Is it choking?
     
  3. MykaMom

    MykaMom Chirping

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    https://morningchores.com/chicken-diseases/

    This site is a good basic for typical chicken diseases, complete with pictures.
     
  4. FrostyWind

    FrostyWind Chirping

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    I don't know... It's just open mouth breathing with itdi eyes closed and shskish it's head hard
     
  5. FrostyWind

    FrostyWind Chirping

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    There was nothing on that site that mentioned any of symptoms my baby chicks is going through
     
  6. MykaMom

    MykaMom Chirping

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    Again, separate the chick from the others immediately. If this is a disease, it could get them all. Next, pry open its beak and check for obstruction or parasites. Also with that head shake, check for a foreign body or injury in the ears. These are just first steps you should start with.
     
  7. MykaMom

    MykaMom Chirping

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    I'm no expert. I have bird and chicken experience. You may need an avian or farm vet.
     
  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Have you checked to see if something is stuck in its mouth/throat. How old is the chick ? This does not sound like a disease situation with the rapid onset.
     
  9. FrostyWind

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    The chick is a silkie chicken,
    It looks like a week old, has lots of downy feathers and the adult feathers are almost reaching the tail.
     
  10. cleoandtheflock

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    Do you have pictures of her
     
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