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Hello, everyone. I'm new to this please help me

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by CityHenMama1313, Feb 25, 2015.

  1. CityHenMama1313

    CityHenMama1313 New Egg

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    So, for the last 2 days I noticed she wasn't eating along with her other free range chicken friends. She was just sitting under the tree all by herself. So this morning we decided to pick her up and look to see if she possibly had anything stuck in her throat. She kept gagging so we felt along her neck and it feels like there's a coin in there. What do I do? I gave her some olive oil, but it didn't seem to help. The avian doctor wants to charge me $350 just for a visit and if there's a surgical procedure it will be $2,000. I don't have the means. Any suggestions? Or advice? Please.
     
  2. Outpost JWB

    Outpost JWB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC. Sorry you are here under such an unfortunate circumstance. I would give her a piece of bread soaked in olive oil. Also add a little Apple Cider Vinegar to her water. Watch her closely to make sure she is eating. Offer her grit-crushed oyster shell and sand.

    One of my hens swallowed a whole feed bag string. I gave her the olive oil soaked bread and ACV water. I also gave her celery hoping the "stringiness" of the celery would help her pass the feed bag string. And grit. It all worked. I know it's much different material than a coin if that is what your chicken ate. But she is either going to pass it or not.

    If you have tried everything, and still see no improvement, and she is knocking on death's door, you can also attempt surgery yourself depending on how confident you are about it. I was prepared to do the crop surgery myself if needed. Let me know her status.
     
  3. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC.

    @Outpost JWB has given you some good ideas, hope they work for you. Keep us posted on how your girl does.

    Nice to have you here!
     
  4. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello [​IMG] and Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
     
  5. ChickyChickens

    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

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    The otehr members have given you some great info!!!

    [​IMG]Welcome!! I hope you have a great time on here!!!
     
  6. CityHenMama1313

    CityHenMama1313 New Egg

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    Thank you very much. I looked at some crop surgery videos I can attempt at home. She's a bit more active today, she isn't gagging as much as she was yesterday. She still has something stuck in her throat. I'll try the options you suggested. I appreciate it, I'll let you know the results.
     
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    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello and welcome to BYC!
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     
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    Hi lookin for elegant quail hatching eggs i stay in scotland
     
  10. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined our "flock".

    I'm sorry to hear about your hen![​IMG] I hope she turns out okay.
     

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