Help with Bantam chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mcdaid36, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. mcdaid36

    mcdaid36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a little bantam who arrived here on Monday. This morning she has been doing a funny thing with raising her head and swallowing, like they do for drinking water about every 30 seconds. Just from watching her, it looks like there's something stuck in her throat and she can't get it down. I've picked her up and put a few drops of water in her mouth hoping if she drank it would help move whatever's in her throat but it didn't seem to help. Even when she's sleeping, she will all of the sudden raise her head and start swallowing. Poor thing. Any ideas?
     
  2. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Hrm - you did what I would have done.

    Others?
     
  3. TimeMist

    TimeMist Out Of The Brooder

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    How does her crop feel? Maybe she has an impacted crop? Is she eating?
     
  4. mcdaid36

    mcdaid36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She does seem to be eating and drinking. It might also be wishful thinking, but I think she might be getting a tiny bit better.
     

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