I posted a thread a few days ago about my scalped chicken "another scalped chicken thread". Anyway, my little roo is still hanging in there and for the first time in the week since it happened, he has started drinking on his own. This is such a relief as I knew I was not getting enough in him by just trying to squirt stuff in with a syringe. He can't control his head very well still and he is weak so when he drinks, he puts his beak in up past his nostrils. My (stupid) question is, do their nostrils also lead to their throat (like ours)? If he is upright and drinking and leaning his head back a little like a normal chicken but he has liquid possibly going in his nostrils, is that going in his lungs or can I assume it is going down the back of his throat if he is not sneezing and coughing? I ask because I am giving him anything with calories and protein I can get him to drink...... like right now he is drinking milk. Last night it was diluted gatorade. So it isn't just water that would be getting in his lungs if that's what would be happening. Does this question even make sense? I'd rather not adjust the depth of the liquid in the cup as I think I have a really good thing going here. I'm so excited he is drinking!!!!