Wheezing Chick, what should I do?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by LawlessChicks, May 31, 2012.

  1. LawlessChicks

    LawlessChicks Hatching

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    Hi all,

    A couple of days ago I noticed one of my RIR's was kind of wheezing. It doesn't happen constantly just after she eats something. She is only 8 weeks old and my healthiest looking/acting chick, but this wheezing has got me a little worried. Any advice?
     
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Is your feeder close enough to your waterer? Birds sometimes need water to wash down their food if gravity isn't doing a good enough job.
     
  3. LawlessChicks

    LawlessChicks Hatching

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    The waterer is about 5 feet away from the feeder, but the feeder is inside the coop and the waterer is outside. Is that too far?
     
  4. Jesus Heals

    Jesus Heals Hatching

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    I would suggest putting the feeder and water closer together, though not to close or the water could get soiled.
     

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