Almost lost my Princess last night...

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by fishnet1971, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. Last night I had one of the scariest things happen to me and my little white Cochin Princess. I had been giving my girls green grapes for a cool snack, most of them got bit in half by myself before I threw them to them.

    My little white Cochin Princess must have gotten a hold of one that was full size. I saw her a few seconds later and she was moving her neck around really wierd and kind of gasping a little. I didnt know what was wrong. I sat with her for a few minutes and she had this terrible look in her eyes. she just looked at me so helpless. she was kinda gurgling down in her throat. way down

    First though? she's chocking on something. I grabber her and ran for the garage. Sat down, flipped her over upside down on my lap and started to massage her neck. I had read here on the site of people doing this, of putting their head down and feet up, and trying to get stuff out. So that's what I did. got lts of foam, some water and I kept going. I am sure it was only a minute or two, but it seemed like forever.

    To my amazement, up comes half a grape. then I felt a whole grape in her throat. HOLY COW.. i massaged it up and it would barely fit out her mouth. i took a pair of tweezers and grabbed it and pulled it out. wow...
    I turned her over and sat her on my lap for a minute or two. The immediate look of thanks came across her eyes like a flash. instant heart bonding.. more so than when I had to open her eyes when she was a day old. they were sealed shut.

    She's ok. maybe i should have named her chance?
    that's my princess. oh yea, Peaches is just as well as ever for those of you who remember her day old photos.

    here they are the fearless foursome.


    Princess is the white ball of fluff in the front. Peaches in the rear, Cassidy and Sundance are the Americana and GLW.

  2. Tina D

    Tina D Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 2, 2010
    Dutchess County, NY

    You really kept your cool! I'm so proud of you!
  3. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 29, 2011
    Way to go fishnet1971! You saved her life! [​IMG]
  4. i think so... and it's only because of all of you teaching us how to do it!!!!! I dont think I would ever have thought to do it had I not read about it here. [​IMG]
  5. ShelterGirl

    ShelterGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2011
    Very good job- it's a good thing all the awesome people around BYC gave tips like that so that you knew how to save your chicky!

    Super happy you saved that sweetheart's life. As I said- GOOD JOB!
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    Last edited: Jul 29, 2011
  6. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 28, 2011
    Wow, how scary! I'm so glad you saved her life!
  7. read read read the threads in the emergencies section. I can not stress that enough!!!!!
  8. Rockin' Reds

    Rockin' Reds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 3, 2010
    Penrose, Colorado
    Wow...scary!! Great job keeping it together and saving Princess!! [​IMG]

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