chick choking.....in distress

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickydee64, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. chickydee64

    chickydee64 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, Have a week old Silkie in obvious distress.
    Crying, beathing through it's mouth and I can feel a crumble stuck in it's throat.
    Any ideas how to help???????
    Thank you
     
  2. jenX72

    jenX72 Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't know for sure, but if it is a food crumble the chickens mouth moisture should soften it up and it will work its way down, I would want to say maybe put a drop or two of water in her mouth...but I would hate to make matters worse :mad: good luck!
     
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  4. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    try massaging its crop. where do you feel the crumble? maybe it ate something it shouldnt?
     
  5. jenX72

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    If you had an aspirator , I would try that route..suck it out, or at least move it up into it's mouth
     
  6. chickydee64

    chickydee64 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you all for your help.
    She is better, just watching her close and ground the chick starter..............
     
  7. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Glad she is better. She should grow into the crumbles soon, but you can wet them in the meantime as long as they are fresh every day. Banties sometimes have trouble with size of the crumble, but adjust very soon.
     
  8. jenX72

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    Oh thank goodness! I didn't want to dream tonight about a lil baby chick choking! Hope she stays better :)
     
  9. granny hatchet

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