Food coming out when drinking

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by far149, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. far149

    far149 Out Of The Brooder

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    Need some advice, please.

    I have a 9 mo. old cockerel I picked up from a breeder a few days ago. He appears to be in good shape (feather condition, weight for age/breed). I have him isolated from my other birds until I'm positive he's healthy. What concerns me is that he does not seem to drink normally. He puts his beak down in the water and drinks without lifting his head. In the process some of the food (pellets) he's eaten washes back into the watering cup. As you might guess, this also causes some of the water to splash out.

    Any ideas here?
     
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Quote:Hmmm.... You are right, sounds odd. No real clue, but check the crop to be sure it is not impacted.

    Good luck

    Imp
     
  3. far149

    far149 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'll check his crop, thanks.

    I noticed this afternoon that he is getting his feed wet when he eats (feeder on opposite side of cage from water). I guess water is coming back out when he eats? He does have a good appetite however.
     
  4. bambi

    bambi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds to me like impacted crop. Hope the little guy is alright
     
  5. far149

    far149 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm giving him ACV in his water and yogurt in his food. Will dose him with cod liver oil and massage his crop. Hopefully he won't be impacted too badly.
     

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