whats going on with my chickens?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mamobaby, May 14, 2008.

  1. mamobaby

    mamobaby Out Of The Brooder

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    they are kinda breathing heavy.
    they arent churping lous like somethings wrong,
    and then temperature is fine [i think]
    so whats wrong with them?
     
  2. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    what breed? What age? how are they housed and what are you feeding them?
     
  3. mamobaby

    mamobaby Out Of The Brooder

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    Leghorn, Brahnam, and Cochin, and Ideal-Poultry sent us these chimpmunk looking brown ones that i dont know the breed.
    and today they are 10 days old.
    they are in a brooder in my house, eating start and grow..
    im worried its the heat, but when i turn off the lamp, they churp until i turn it back on.
    some just sit there with their mouths open for awhile and pretty much looks like theyre panting.
     
    Last edited: May 15, 2008
  4. raindrop

    raindrop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Raise the lamp 6-8 inches to see if that helps. Do they have space to get out from under the lamp when they get too hot?
     
  5. DaveMN

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    are they under the lamp or as far away as possible? do you have a thermometer in there so you can see what the temp is where the light shines? might be hotter than you think. also have you cleaned your waterer/disinfected it lately? they can get pretty foul smelling after a couple of days.
     
  6. Donza

    Donza Out Of The Brooder

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    So sorry to hear your babies are sick. By the way the chipmunk-looking ones are probably Dutch/Holland ones (Willsouth or something like that).

    I don't see them very often but the hens grow up to be pretty with gold-ish black-laced feathers and the roos are gorgeous with green-gold feathers and gold manes. I have some that are crossed with silkie. They have very sweet personalities - mine even did tricks.
     

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