Help me I have sickly chick!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by McCoop, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. McCoop

    McCoop Out Of The Brooder

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    HI there,

    I have a mother hen who is raising nine chicks, she hatched fertile eggs from a friend as I don't have a rooster. One of the chicks is eating and drinking but two days ago it started gulping air or looks like it keeps swallowing. It is doing ok otherwise. What could be wrong? They have chick starter feed and our with the hen.

    Please advise if you have seen this or what i can do if something is stuck in its crop?????
     
  2. Scooter&Suzie

    Scooter&Suzie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does it look a bit like panting maybe? Sometimes my chickens do that, is it hot where you are right now?
     
  3. McCoop

    McCoop Out Of The Brooder

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    It is too cool for panting, its 60 degrees out. I just tried a little olive oil down the side of her beak. Her crop feels hard...didnt thing this could happen to a chick but I guess the mom hen doesn't know if they are pecking at things that are too big for them?
     

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