Is it choking or what?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mcfarmall, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. mcfarmall

    mcfarmall Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 8, 2011
    I did a search for choke, choked, choking and mostly got stuff like "My DH could have choked me when I came home with more chicks" etc. Anyway, my ISA B's are just over a week old and seem to be doing fine but tonight as I was watching them, one would open her mouth wide like a yawn then shake her head. She would peck around and do chick stuff then do the yawn & shake thing again. I watched her pecking away at the feeder and using the nipple waterer but still would perform the yawn/shake routine. None of the others were doing it.

    So what do you think? Does she have a pine shaving or piece of feed stuck somewhere or what? I guess I'll find out in the morning if I have a dead soldier.
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    I suspect your guess is right. If I couldn't see anything I would probably try feeding a bit of bread with some cooking oil on it, or maybe plain.
  3. caspernc

    caspernc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 15, 2010
    Z town NC
    mine yawn too. some more than others.
  4. nuttyredhead

    nuttyredhead Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2010
    Southern NH

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