Huge gullet-what should I do for this chick?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by snomom2000, Aug 17, 2013.

  1. snomom2000

    snomom2000 Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 25, 2008
    This chick is 2 weeks old. The gullet is bigger than last night. It seems listless; while the other chicks are happily chirping and jumping around this one is sitting still quietly chirping and closing it's eyes. It can move quickly if I try to catch it.[​IMG]

    We've had this happen in older chicks or to a lesser degree and it always resolved itself. This is pretty extreme though! What's going on and what do I do?

    Thanks so much for any help!

  2. Island Chick

    Island Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2013
    Puget Sound
    Is the crop squishy like a water ballon or hard and compacted? I would withhold feed for about 6-12 hours and see if it gets smaller to make sure there isn't a blockage and that the crop is emptying. If it isn't emptying then look up impacted crops and see if that fits.

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