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Very worried!!! Chicks breathing fast and making a clicking noise...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by wvchix, Mar 30, 2013.

  1. wvchix

    wvchix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think so. Their chest feathers are puffed up and not eating like normal. Also, sleeping standing up.
     
  2. wvchix

    wvchix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually, yes, the one that seems to be the most puffed up and has the least appetite is making a different chirping sound.

    I got these chicks at TSC on 3/26 and I did noticethat they all 3 had poop stuck on them. Their vents weren't blocked though. I started them on Duramycin 10 lastnight and have seperated them from my 7 other chicks but I'm really worried at this point.
     
  3. BrittBergh

    BrittBergh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well my chick in question died last night [​IMG] I separated her from the rest of the flock. I hope whatever it was that it stays with her and nobody else gets it
     
  4. wvchix

    wvchix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so sorry to hear that [​IMG]I know how upsetting it is. We got our first chickens last April. We started with 8 and now we have 4 ( 1 Barred Rock, 1 New Hampshire and 2 Blue Silkies).

    Now we have these 3 Leghorn chicks ( 2 which I think are sick), 3 Araucanas, 3 Red Sex links and 1 Silver Laced Wyandotte. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the others don't end up sick!
     
  5. Kilsharion

    Kilsharion Chillin' With My Peeps

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    UPPER RESPIRATORY DISEASES

    Signs in sick chickens

    The sinuses of the chicken (the area between the eye and the beak) are swollen. These may be swollen in such a way that the eyes are closed.
    Tears and wetness often occur around the eyes and nostrils. The discharge from the nostrils may look like clear water in the early stages but can become cloudy and yellow when secondary bacterial infections cause complications.
    Sneezing
    Coughing
    Difficulty in breathing. They breathe with an open beak and you can hear a snoring or clicking sound
    Loss of appetite
    Weakness
    Weight loss

    Signs in dead chickens

    A very red windpipe and throat
    Fluid in the windpipe

    Causes

    There are many different types of organisms that can cause disease in the upper respiratory tract. These include:

    Mycoplasma
    Bacteria (E. coli, Pasteurella, Haemophilus)
    Viruses (Newcastle disease, influenza, infectious bronchitis, infectious laryngotracheitis)
    Parasites (mites and worms)
    Fungi (Aspergillus)

    Treatment

    Use an antibiotic drug that was recommended by your animal health technician or veterinarian in the water for 3 to 5 days
    Stress preparations that contain electrolytes, vitamins and minerals can be added to the water

    Useful site: http://www.nda.agric.za/docs/Infopaks/poultrydisease.htm
     
  6. wvchix

    wvchix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for this info. I started them on Duramycin 10 last night and they have Sav-A-Chick electrolytes in their water.

    Is it okay to have the electroltes and Duramycin in the same water?
     
  7. wvchix

    wvchix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Should I treat the other chicks that they were in with?
     
  8. PoultryGirly

    PoultryGirly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Whatever happened to your chick? I have a week old chick that is acting perfectly fine except has a clicking sound.
     
  9. Citychicken12

    Citychicken12 Out Of The Brooder

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    I seperated one of my chicks because she was sick. Now I have another who is sick.can I put them in separate brooder boxes next to one another but not in the same box? I don't want the one I just revived to get sick with whatever this one has
     
  10. AdamSchmidt89

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    So I have a chick that is about 2weeks old and just started this last weekend looks like she is gasping for air, I will see her randomly drink and isnt eating much... She sleeps with all the other chicks and this morning was the first time from saturday I saw her laying with the others. She is making me extremely nervous and I dont want her to die or spread whatever she has to the others.... Mainly the big thing is that she is gasping like a full body breath. HELP!
     
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