advice on baby chicks

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kimehag, Jan 14, 2015.

  1. kimehag

    kimehag Out Of The Brooder

    my 5 day old chicks gotehold of some corn and i can see it stuck in their neck will this go down eventually or will this
    this be fatal please any advice will be very useful
     
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2015
  2. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Overrun With Chickens

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    How is it now?
     
  3. kimehag

    kimehag Out Of The Brooder

    Well still the same,is this normal as never had baby chicks before
     
  4. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Overrun With Chickens

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    I can't really understand your first post.[​IMG]
     
  5. MrsBrooke

    MrsBrooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So your baby chick swallowed a piece of corn and now it is stuck in her neck?

    Is it in her NECK or in her CROP? The crop is on the right side of the chicken's keel. It'll feel like a little squishy pouch or a hard little mass (depending on the time of day and if the chicken ate yet).

    As long a you're also offering grit to your babies, and it's not literally a WHOLE piece of corn, she should be okay.

    I've got no idea what would happen if a chick managed to eat a whole piece...

    Any more info you can give would help.

    MrsB
     
  6. kimehag

    kimehag Out Of The Brooder

    Yes that was helpfull it's in the crop it was some dry mixed cor n so hopefully with water they should be ok yes...:D:D thanks for the help
     

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