Chick Develops Swollen Tongue

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Nemo Reyes, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. Nemo Reyes

    Nemo Reyes Out Of The Brooder

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    Well i Have a Female Chick Who for The Past Week or So has Had problems Breathing for Some Reason and ive noticed that its difficult for it to drink properly so today September 16,2013 I bought me some gloves and inspected inside it's beak and found something i had not expected.....what i found was that the chick's tongue was swollen and not normal because when i checked my other chick's tongues they are all normal and thin......! Any Help is Wanted Immediately I dont know if she's going to last any longer! Thanks! [​IMG] Plus i was on scratch grains for the birds and switched to medicated chick starter ! Whats going on?
     
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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Check to see if she has gotten a string or fiber of some sort constricting her tongue.
     
  3. Nemo Reyes

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    Yeah ive checked and no ...... as soon as i saw what i saw i thought about allergies but who knows?
     
  4. MelissaTXRn

    MelissaTXRn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe an insect bite????
    Feed and water her with a syringe and see if it goes down any by tomorrow
     
  5. Nemo Reyes

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    Ok Thank You Ill Keep Everyone Updated :D
     
  6. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Please keep checking daily for a string or thread around the tongue perhaps way down where it is hard to see. Maybe even visit the vet. Someone on here recently treated their chick for along time only to find a thread that had done major damage. They had checked before. Apparenty this a common thing to happen.
     
  7. Nemo Reyes

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    Ill Check That today but what could cause a thread in the chicks beak????? [​IMG]
     
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  9. Michael Apple

    Michael Apple Overrun With Chickens

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    Is the bird's tongue darkened?
     
  10. Nemo Reyes

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    The Color Is Yellow!
     

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