Advice needed NOW!!!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Acre of Blessings, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    I have a Golden Red that is straining to breath as if she has something lodged in her throat. Her head points to the sky and stretches when she does this.
     
  2. giantjersey

    giantjersey New Egg

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    for the whole day my rooster has his head and neck bent way over to the front, so his beak is touching the floor. it thought maybe it was frostbite related, because we had a cold spell, but now it doesn't look like he's going to make it.
    yesterday i noticed his comb and especially the wattles were kind of swollen, and the tips were blackened from the cold. this is his second winter.
     
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  3. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Quote:oh gosh - is she eating or drinking at all - I've seen some folks use oil but I'm not sure how you would feed it. Perhaps soaked in bread.

    Have you looked in her mouth to see if you can see anything?
     
  4. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    I did attempt to get some oil down her throat but I don't think she will make it. Her comb and wattles are purple tinted.

    See we have been gone all day and this started while we were out. I noticed it when I went to water this evening, but I don't recall her being this way this morning. All the ladies and both guys came running for food before we left.

    Before we left my daughter tossed out some cooked green beans & corn with some chopped up apple, I am thinking maybe this could be the culprit. Thinking maybe something got caught in her throat.

    Her crop is empty, but I am assuming that this is due to getting choked and not being able to eat anything. If she does pass my husband and I will do a nacropsy to see if it may be gapeworm and I pray that we don't find anything of that matter.
     
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  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:what about a piece of bread soaked in oil.....ahh!...sorry wish i could help![​IMG]
     
  6. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    Why bread soaked in oil?
     
  7. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:i'm thinking if something is lodged in his throat..the oil soaked bread may help to pass it down his throat...but...i am clueless...i hope someone who knows something will chime in here.....
     
  8. chickenpiedpiper

    chickenpiedpiper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If a dog is choking, you can often feel the obstruction in the throat and if you are careful use your fingers, (have someone else help by holding the dog, and work the item up the throat and out the mouth. It is not easy! If the hen is holding her head back, maybe if you hold her upside down, (let gravity help you!) and with someones help, try to work the item back out of the throat.

    No Hiemmlick maneuvers, just careful manipulation, if it works. If the item fights you, you cant force it, but if you can turn it, or even get it part way, your hen may have a chance! If you cant feel it, well, you probably cant get it out.... Sorry! I hope this helps!

    Good Luck!
     
  9. ruth

    ruth Life is a Journey

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    Sounds like she may have choked on a piece of apple and it's lodged in her throat or maybe she inhaled something down the windpipe.

    Try examining her throat again. The windpipe is just behind the tongue. The throat is past the "muscle" in the back of the mouth. You may have to carefully pull her tongue forward and down or use something to hold the tongue down to see down the throat.

    I had a roo recently that had a hunk of egg stuck at back of tongue, blocking windpipe. Sometimes they are so greedy and in such a hurry to eat as much of the treats as possible that they, like us, can choke.

    The dark comb sounds like her air supply has been cut off.
     
  10. fowlgirl

    fowlgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    oil,yogurt,anything slippery! You may even use a tube,like a bendy straw,put in down her throat,blow gently so she can get air also disodge the item. thier necks are long and flexible so this may work,let us know!! You can also por oil down straw if you cant get her to swallow.
     

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