chick choking? please help!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by arabookworm, Dec 26, 2008.

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  1. arabookworm

    arabookworm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oct 27, 2008
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    one of our chicks (2 and a half weeks) keeps opening its mouth really wide without making any noise. could it have something stuck in its throat?
     
  2. kinnip

    kinnip Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2008
    Carrollton, GA
    You can pry the beak open and look to see if something is stuck. Mine do that gaping gesture often enough to have worried me, until I realized that they had no other symptoms of anything. Gapeworms can make them do that, but if they've never been outdoors, that's extremely unlikely.
     
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