Yesterday I let my girls out to free range on the grass and they were going nuts scratching up worms and bugs. I observred Ellie, one of my adopted resucues looking kind of funny and pursing her beak. She started acting like she was trying to push something out of her mouth with her tongue with no avail. I watched her for a minute or two and it seemed tobe getting worse. I went to pick her up and see if she had something stuck in her beak and a bunch of saliva stuff rolled out. She gave me this horrible 'help me mom!!!"look. I ran back tothe coop with her under my arm so that i could get some water and a towel if needed. I thought maybe she had eaten somthing bad, or was choking. The short 100 feet distance we ran her face turned BLUE. just like in the choking videos and books. I have never seen such a thing. He eyes started to bulge out and it was [email protected]!!!!! I set her intop of my rainbarrel and started to massage her neck. thought if something was lodged there, maybe i could push it down for her. IT worked. I could feel something lodged there and i put my fingers on each side of her neck and massaged it down. Immediately, her color came back, her eyes went back in and she just sat there. I gave her a few minutes to make sure she was breathing and swallowing ok. I got some water down her and made her sit with me for a few. she clucked at me for a few minutes. I knew that she was ok, and i put her back with the group. I think she ate a huge slug and it wouldnt go down. She is fine today, eating and etc. who woud have thought - the heimlich for a hen! anyone else had one choke?