Gaping chick

mozzar_ELLA

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May 27, 2020
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Please help! My 3 week old australorp started stretching her neck out and opening her mouth. It almost looks like she’s going to throw up. She’s shaking her head a lot too. She’s still fairly active and eating and drinking and her poop is normal but I’m worried it could be gapeworm or something respiratory. I’m not sure if I’ve caught something really early or if she’s fine and a just has a little dry throat or something. I got a couple of pictures before i quarantined her so hopefully it will look like familiar behavior to one of you. Please help I’m new to this and need to take immediate action if it’s serious. Thank you
 

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Can you check her crop to see if it is full of food? Is she doing this constantly or every mow and then? She could be adjusting her crop, or something is stuck. Can you get her drinking plenty of water? What has she been eating?
 

mozzar_ELLA

Chirping
May 27, 2020
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Elk Grove,CA
Can you check her crop to see if it is full of food? Is she doing this constantly or every mow and then? She could be adjusting her crop, or something is stuck. Can you get her drinking plenty of water? What has she been eating?
It was every couple of minutes for about an hour. I quarantined her. She took a nap pooped ate and now I haven’t seen her do it in awhile. She eats organic starter I provide grit and dried herbs she’s had access to DE and dust baths and plenty of clean water.
 

mozzar_ELLA

Chirping
May 27, 2020
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76
Elk Grove,CA
Can you check her crop to see if it is full of food? Is she doing this constantly or every mow and then? She could be adjusting her crop, or something is stuck. Can you get her drinking plenty of water? What has she been eating?
What would I feel for on her crop? Just fullness?
 

Chikaroo

Hatching
May 31, 2020
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My Chicks do that quite a lot, Stretch their necks and almost seem to "Yawn" but I found that its usually thirst. I give them some water and they usually are fine afterwards, for the rest of the day until the next when they want some water when outside foraging etc. Other than that it could be just adjusting their crop, after eating quite a bit. With the shaking im not so sure..
 

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