I saved his life today!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by 1FastFlamingo, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. 1FastFlamingo

    1FastFlamingo In the Brooder

    Mar 17, 2010
    Brevard County, Florida
    This morning, I went to my coop to give the daily laftovers to my flock. It was tacos preferred over fried chicken, biscuits over donuts and other odd stuff. Then the unspeakable happened! My favorite roo, Roody Roo is my 3 yr old sussex, choked on a biscuit piece! He was gasping and started to collapse andd his whole face purpled! OMG! I didn`t know how to heimlicht a chicken if it could be done. Roody was a gonner, fell over and started convulsing and went limp, head hanging and closed his yes. I was in tearsz so in my panic when I finally caught him, I laid him on his side and pushed real hard on his rub cage! I heard a squeak! I did it 3 more times and he stuck his tongue out. I hear him gasping with air instead of for air this time, so I scooped up my Roody and cuddled him for a while. The red came back and he was awake! If I didn`t get to him as fast as I did, he`d be in the big pen in the sky now. I think Roody Roo knows I saved his life with a "chicken heimlicht" and is showing me a new level of respect. I love my butthead roo! He`s the best with the ladies and chases all "unwanteds" out of the pen too! I don`t ever wanna get a scare like that again please!
  2. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Songster

    Apr 22, 2009
    Northern Indiana
    Good job! Wow! What a morning!
  3. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  4. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

    May 11, 2010
    Incredible! Could be one reason for sudden death of an otherwise healthy bird: Choke.
  5. ourlittleflock

    ourlittleflock Songster

    May 28, 2009
    North Carolina
    note to self: learn to do heimlicht on a chicken

    way to go!!
  6. terrilhb

    terrilhb Songster

    Dec 11, 2010
    [​IMG] That is awesome. Congratulations. Need to teach all of us how to do it. [​IMG]
  7. elizabethbinary

    elizabethbinary Songster

    Mar 22, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    GOOD JOB!!! [​IMG]

    You must be so proud! I would be!
  8. dinahmoe

    dinahmoe Songster

    Sep 19, 2009
    central georgia
    pretty cool;)
  9. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

    Jan 26, 2010
    Texas, Panhandle
    Wow - That makes me scared to feed scraps now! [​IMG]

    So, so, so glad you saved him! [​IMG]
  10. Lofty Dreams

    Lofty Dreams Songster

    Apr 9, 2010
    my hen once swallowed a rope thanfully their fishing twevers

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