could my chick be choking?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sunket77, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. sunket77

    sunket77 Songster

    May 21, 2009
    Texas Hill Country!
    4/5 week old bantam cochin roo
    earlier today their food was full of litter and not able to get to it very well (troth feeder)
    I came home just a little bit ago and fed them, he ate very fast like he was starving! and now acting funny like he isn't swallowing properly.
    will his food go down like a little kid that ate to quick or should I do something? he is drinking water slowly and then still acts like there is something in his throat.
  2. threehorses

    threehorses Songster

    Apr 20, 2009
    If they eat really quickly, they'll do that - sort of do a wiggle with their throat like they're trying to move a hoola hoop on it.

    Just make sure he has access to water and that his crop clears out overnight, which it should.

    If it doesn't, let us know.

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