12 hour old chicken puked - semi -emergency

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by pbjmaker, Nov 6, 2008.

  1. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    I was trying to look at the feet of my last chick to hatch and all of a sudden yellow green bile came out of its mouth. I had it angled back at the time but immediately put it more head down so it would all run out instead of gagging it. Why did it do this and did I just potentially cause it to get fluid in its lungs?

    It is now standing with its head almost straight up like its trying to keep something more down.
  2. MichiganWoods

    MichiganWoods DD (Artistic Digital Diva)

    Oct 6, 2008
    West Michigan
    Ick, pbjmaker! The only thing I can think of is that maybe it's leftover "amniotic" fluid from inside the egg still in its lungs, perhaps? I dunno. Hopefully someone has a definite answer for you.
  3. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    Well it is better than dog puke - had to deal with that today also. The puppy found my sons holloween stash yesterday and threw up a bunch of wrappers this morning. Then before I could get it cleaned up she ate them again. :mad: [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Luckily none of it was chocolate.

    This dog will chew up almost anything.
  4. Morning Dove

    Morning Dove Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 13, 2008
    Eastern Shore MD
    What is it with puke today? My dog barfed up his breakfast twice!

    UGH! [​IMG]
  5. Andora

    Andora Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    Don't know about the chick, but the very worst my dog has done was once barfing a whole, raw undigested chicken quarter...and another time a whole potato. He needs to learn to chew the first time around to save his humans the horror and disgust. [​IMG]

    The candy wrappers are kinda funny!
  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I wouldn't worry about the chick, but wouldn't be too surprised if it didn't make it due to some internal defect if fluids can't go down and out the rear. Keep it warm and it just may recover and be just fine.
  7. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    Thanks silkiechicken - this was the first to pip of the silkies and the last to hatch of all of them. It seems to be doing OK now - but I hadn't thought about some kind of internal blockage. It is missing one toe and the wing on the same side looks a little smaller but that could be because it is still a little matted down. I had already thought that it has a reduced chance of living.

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