week old chicks with breathing problems

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dadsgirl, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. dadsgirl

    dadsgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i had a hatch of 8 chicks, 2 are cochins , and at 2 days old they have started breathing (panting) continously, don't seem to be eating or drinking (very little ) and just sleep alot, does anyone know what this might be and what i might could do to save them- i have taken them away from rest of the hatch.

    thanks, angie
     
  2. staggerlee

    staggerlee Out Of The Brooder

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    Are they too hot?
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Got a thermometer in there?... may be too warm.?
     
  4. purecountrychicken

    purecountrychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah,,sounds like they are too hot. Should be 95 degrees,,,no more.
     
  5. birdlover

    birdlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also, they need to be in a place where they can get away from the heat. Is your brooder like that?
     

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