Can a chicken choke???

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Lunachick, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    I was really concerned........I have a newish pullet that gets chased a bit and because of this she grabs a hunk of food and runs away trying to gulp it down. She'll have her beak open trying to get it down - I chop things up for all of them, but this one seems to struggle getting it down! And then she finally swallows it *whew*

    Then I was thinking, if I remember right, don't chickens have "barbs" of some kind down their throats? therefore, not a risk for choking?

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