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Just hatched chick bubbling from mouth. HELP!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by shlivka, Sep 18, 2014.

  1. shlivka

    shlivka Hatching

    Sep 18, 2014
    My chick hatched in the AM. And when I came home from work I noticed she had excess saliva in her mouth. She seems to be irritated/distressed by it. Does anyone know what this could be? I have removed her from brooder and I'm holding her to keep her warm and undisturbed by other chicks. I don't know what else to do?! Please help!

  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I'm sorry but I have no idea what the problem is. Please do post in "emergencies, diseases, injuries, cures," thread. You can probably find it faster by putting "emergency thread" in the search box. Do describe everything in detail and mention the age of the chick. Hopefully someone there will know what is wrong. I know in mammals when they have a lot of saliva it's because they are reluctant to swallow . Don't know if birds act the same. Please let us know how it turns out. Hoping the chick will be okay.
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
  5. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    X2 on the above posters.

    So sorry about your chick![​IMG]
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    I'm sorry about your chick. [​IMG] X3 on posting this in the Emergencies section.
  7. shlivka

    shlivka Hatching

    Sep 18, 2014
    Thank you everyone! I was so desperate to get an answer for my chick I posted it in the wrong forum. Oops. The chick is still having the same problem. I tried calling all the vets yesterday early evening and they were all either closed for the day or didn't have a bird specialist. I hate seeing her so uncomfortable. Poor little girl. I have to work again today but I may give some of the vets that were closed yesterday a call and see if I can bring her in today after work. Thanks for all of your kind words!

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