1. My chick won't stop trying to breath with her neck stretch out and weezing. She is very skinny to! What do I do? She won't drink or eat.
     
  2. I think it's gapeworm? Idk
     
  3. dawg53

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    How old is your chick?
     
  4. Few months
     
  5. She wants to eat but can't drink
     
  6. It just started
     
  7. dawg53

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    Actually, gapeworm are rare in chickens. She could possibly be adjusting her crop. If she has something stuck in her throat, give her half an eyedropperful of olive oil to swallow, then gently massage down her neck just past her crop for about 5 minutes. She will either puke or pass whatever it is. If other birds start showing the same symptoms, there might be a respiratory problem, maybe a fungal issue.
     
  8. PertyGertie

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    What did you find wrong with your chicken? I have the Chicken Health Handbook and the symptoms in the book leads me to gape worms.
     
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    By Gail Damerow? If so, I call it the book of "Doom and Gloom." Keep it simple.
     
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