Hen swallowed piece of broccoli stem and it's stuck in throat

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by basement chick, Jan 16, 2017.

  1. basement chick

    basement chick Out Of The Brooder

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    Does anyone have any clue how to get this out? Will it go down by itself?
     
  2. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try massaging it down.Most of the time they get it down.
     
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  3. basement chick

    basement chick Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you. It's always something new. I will leave the stems whole or cook them from now on. It's a big piece. I feel bad. She's my oldest.
     
  4. MasterOfClucker

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    Is she having trouble breathing listen closely?
     
  5. basement chick

    basement chick Out Of The Brooder

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    No but a little fluid came out of her mouth. She's twisting her neck and stretching it out. She's not moving around much either.
     
  6. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep.She is trying to get it down.I would say give her live oil but she cant swallow.
     
  7. basement chick

    basement chick Out Of The Brooder

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    I just checked her again. It is further down her little throat. She is already up on the roost for the night, but she seems better. Nothing came up when I picked her up and massaged her throat this time. If it's still there in the morning I might try a little oil. Thank you for your help. I thought she'd get it down but it's so nice to get another opinion and so quickly. Thanks!
     
  8. MasterOfClucker

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    No problem.Hopefully she gets it down tonight but if not just keep massaging it.
     
  9. basement chick

    basement chick Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi she seems to have it down into her crop but is still very lethargic and spitting up brown liquid. I massaged her crop several times today and gave a little olive oil but it seemed to come back up. She did get out and scratch around a little and drank a little water. Just now came in from closing them up and I couldn't find her! She was standing in the corner of the shed. Lots of gurgling sounds coming from her gut. I don't smell anything like maybe sour crop. I put her up on the roost to stay warm with the others. I hope she perks up tomorrow.
     
  10. MasterOfClucker

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