Gagging chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chickchix, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. Chickchix

    Chickchix Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 7, 2008
    I posted on the "emergencies..." board, but wanted to put a "feeler" in this room. My 6 day old chick is making gagging motions and sticking her neck out, but not chirping. There's a video of her on the other board. Pooping, drinking, eating fine. Crop is about the same as the other chicks' as far as size and squishiness. Any ideas??
  2. chickenlovernoteater

    chickenlovernoteater Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 1, 2008
    Every chick I had ever know had done this... I always assumed it was the chicks way of yawning, but obviously if every chick I have had did it, it wasn't a serious problem.[​IMG]
  3. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    Thats what mine do. I think its yawning. The silkie has been doing it for over a year.
  4. donnap1967

    donnap1967 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 15, 2008
    Northern NJ
    Mine was doing it yesterday too. I was nervous but kept a close eye on him. Was acting normally and he just stopped after a bit. It was scary though. Looked like he had something stuck in his throat the way he was acting but he's not doing it anymore.
  5. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southern Maine
    She's yawning.

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