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MY BABY IS CHOKING? BUBBLES FROM MOUTH HELP QUICK!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cinder_ella, May 30, 2009.

  1. cinder_ella

    cinder_ella Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my 5 day old japanese batam chicks is acting really strange, I was sitting at my computer and I heard her squawk really really loud, I ran to the brooder and she's got a clear bubble coming from her mouth, I picked her up and wiped the spit/drool/snot from her mouth and she kept opening her mouth to the sky like maybe she's choking? I gave her a drop of water from my finger and she drank it and is peeping really loudly now, she did the same thing again, the bubbles and choking look and then stopped, now she's cheeping REALLY loud.....does anyone know what happened, I hope it doesn't happen again....what is this, and can I help her?

    I'm so freaked out I can hardly type!
     
  2. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    i wish i could help! ive seen mine do the same thing. i usually wipe their mouths and if i think they are choking i rub them like i would a newborn puppy that hasnt cried when born, and isnt breathing.

    I rub the baby chicks back (back and forth really fast) until it chirps.


    call me crazy but its what i do

    IM SO SORRY NO ONE ELSE HELPED YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. cinder_ella

    cinder_ella Out Of The Brooder

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    That exactly what I did, it's been a while and she hasn't "choked" again, but still very very very loud peeping, and she doesn't really eat or drink, just stands in the middle of the rest of the chicks and peeps more...


    praying she will be ok, thanks for your concern
     
  4. Renee

    Renee Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2008
    CALIFORNIA
    Can you see down her throat? Has she swallowed some sawdust?
     
  5. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    hmmm. the loud chirping is getting me. must have something stuck in its throat. i hope itll be ok! poor baby!

    what do you use for the floor of the brooder?
     
  6. cinder_ella

    cinder_ella Out Of The Brooder

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    I am using newspaper covered with two layers of paper towels for substrate....

    I gave her a few licks of plain yogurt from my finger earlier in the day, would she have problems from that? I read it was good for them [​IMG]
     
  7. Me&Chooks

    Me&Chooks Out Of The Brooder

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    It won't be the yogurt, as you say it is good for them good source of energy also.
    And it liquid so it should go through smoothly.
    Unsure about the brooder flooring issue [​IMG]
    Have any of the other chicks bullied her or something like that?
    Oh and is she/he sneezing?
    When my hens eat there pellets they sometimes get it stuck in there throat, but then they sneeze a few times and there okay.
    And is she gaping? Opening and closing her/his mouth?

    You may want to put her/him somewhere fairly dark to calm her down.

    I hope its ok. [​IMG]
     
  8. cinder_ella

    cinder_ella Out Of The Brooder

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    She wasn't bullied as far as I know...yes she was gaping...but it's all over now and she's happy and healthy and eating and drinking and jumping around, so maybe it was some food that may have been a bit bigger than she could handle....she's my tiniest chick...but she's doing great, thanks everyone for your help!
     
  9. giasmom

    giasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2009
    Woodville, Al
    Thats great I'm glad its doing better.[​IMG]
     
  10. LadyShred

    LadyShred Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like she got "water-logged". Feel of her crop and see if it is large and round and fluid filled. If she drank too much too quickly, this can happen very easily. Bubbles from the throat is a sheer sign of this, as the water is trying to come back up the throat from the crop and it coats the windpipe, thus making bubbles. They usually get over it, but it can be deadly if they fall over. It will drown them. Hold up their heads and massage the crop gently. Keep them upright. When you water them, let them have about 6 drinks then take the water away for about 10 minutes, then repeat. Sometimes chicks get overexcited at the sight of being watered and drink and drink and drink.

    Hope this helps ^_^
    ~Stevie
     

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