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bug stuck in 2 week old chicks mouth

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TLWR, May 15, 2016.

  1. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do we need to remove it?

    I just went out to give them some yogurt and while eating a bit of yogurt, I noticed one of my chicks has a bug sitting in her mouth above her tongue. She doesn't seem to be in distress, but also not gulping down yogurt like normal either.

    I am pretty sure between the 2 of us, we can use tweezers to remove it. Should we or will she work it down eventually? (she's been eating rather large beetles at night for the last couple of nights that have surprised me)
     
  2. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It wasn't going anywhere and while she was breathing no problem you could tell she wasn't thrilled by it. She was just walking and standing with her eyes closed. Brought her in and tried to remove it, got it almost out and she swallowed it a bit more so we couldn't get to it, so just rubbed her throat to help it down. Seems fine and chasing more bugs. I did ask she stick to the small ones.
     

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