I have 20 Jumbo Cornish Cross chicks. 11 days old. One of them is making a gurgling sound when breathing. Anyone know what this is? Should I separate this bird from others. Are there any home remedies? This is my first time raising meat birds.
Location: Near Klamath Falls, Oregon
posted 5 years ago
It may be pneumonia -- I lost two Barred Rock chicks to that earlier this year.
Or, it MIGHT possibly be something to do with the heart problems that Cornish X chicks can get. But I see that you said they are eleven days old, so probably too early for the heart problems. Most likely pneumonia, and I don't know if there's anything you can do that won't cost more than the chick is worth. You should probably separate it from the others if you can, although I don't think it's necessarily contagious.
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