HELP - I messed up trying to syringe into hen and she jerked her head and I think she aspirated liqu

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by susanah, Aug 20, 2016.

  1. susanah

    susanah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HELP - I messed up trying to syringe into hen and she jerked her head and I think she aspirated liquid. Been 5 - 10 minutes and she keeps jerking her head and coughing and making strange noises. Is there anything I can do?
     
  2. fluffykitty12

    fluffykitty12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Take a deep breath. I've had to drain the crops of many chickens with sour crop, and syringe fed many chickens and had them choke a little. They'll open their mouths and make a strange honking noise. Just set her down for 10-20 mins to get her get her wind back, and she'll most likely be fine.

    One thing I have learned- don't turn a hen upside down when draining fluid in her belly. It makes it harder to breathe, and I had a hen die suddenly while I was doing that.

    Please update me on how she's doing.
     

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