Gagging chick. Is something wrong?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MTCathyB, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. MTCathyB

    MTCathyB New Egg

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    I have a 4 week old chick that looks like it's gagging. It stretches its head up and opens its mouth wide. It does this a couple of times a minute. I saw it drink, but I don't know if it's eating. If something is stuck in its throat, can he cough it up? Do chickens cough?
     
  2. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

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    The sometimes make that motion to re-adjust the contents of the crop. How often is it doing it?
     
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    He can indeed cough something up - Does he seem to be acting entirely fine? If everything else seems fine (walking, peeping occurence, etc), it just might be a normal behavior. I see chicks do this every once in a while. . .
     

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