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►HELP! CHICK CANT SWALLOW! NO TONGUE! CHOKING◄

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by brooster, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
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    I found my chick doing this in the coop this morning. I thought it was Exotic Newcastle but mow i think it isbecause she ate a Rose chafer. According to Backyard poultry Mag it says that they are toxic to chickens and chicks become drowsy, weak, and prostate, go into convulsions, and die or recover within 24 hours. What do you all think?

    The chicks tounge is in its throat, and cant swallow, the jumping around is because it is choking. So... i am confused and need help or someone to put all of this together.
     
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2008
  2. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    Anyone have any ideas?
     
  3. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    She just did it agin. Poor thing [​IMG]
     
  4. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    I have no idea what to tell you about your girl, but I sure hope she comes out of it and is feeling better soon!
     
  5. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    She seems to be acting better then she does it again, so i dont know. But if she doesnt make it i hope she is gone by tommorrow so i can replace her since im going to a swap in the morning. [​IMG]
     
  6. Chickaroo!

    Chickaroo! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh my goodness, how sad! I don't have a clue what she's doing but her mouth opening like that looks like she's gasping for air. I sure hope someone can help you out soon!!!!!
     
  7. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Could it stuck in her throat and she's trying to move it one way or the other...
     
  8. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    I dont know but the weird thing is, i dont see her tounge. ??? Is it stuck in her throat? Now she is eating and drinking and chirps, but she did it again. so i have no clue. [​IMG]
     
  9. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    SHE IS MY FAVORITE OF OF THE NEW BATCH AND I CANT LOSE HER. PLEASE SOMEONE HELP! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. Rogue_Woman

    Rogue_Woman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my first thought when I saw the video was allergic reaction to something that is closing her throat up...my dog is allergic to certain hot dogs, and has similar "panic attack" episodes while trying to suck air. If it IS an allergy, it wouldn't have to be something she ate, it could be something in the air, something in the bedding, anything is fair game for suspicion. Even if she's never been allergic to anything, allergies usually develop over time and exposure. If you want to test it, put her in a completely different cage with different food, water dish, a different type of litter, and if she's been inside the house, take her out, if she's been outside, put her in. Watch to see if the symptoms stop after a day of the different environment. Otherwise, I have no idea what it could be, but I sure hope it's temporary!!
     

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