not swalloing food

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Round Mountain Farm, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. Round Mountain Farm

    Round Mountain Farm In the Brooder

    13
    0
    22
    May 9, 2010
    Cherryfield Maine
    One of my three Barred Rock chickens is sick.
    5 month old...not laying eggs yet


    symptons;
    looks like shes trying to regergitate all the time but nothing comes out.
    her throat looks huge and puffy ...much bigger than normal.
    almost as if everything she eats is stuck in her throat.



    I can hold her and shes calm.
    Kinda lazy and not that active.

    Not sure what to do.
     
  2. Rhodies Rock

    Rhodies Rock In the Brooder

    37
    0
    24
    Jun 10, 2010
    All I can think of is to make sure she gets lots and lots of water. For energy, give her sugar water, but just stick with plain water for now.
    Just thought of a few quick things:
    Did the food go down the wrong pipe? Is she having trouble breathing?
    Is something else swollen in the neck area and maybe food can't fit down her esophagus, and she can't cough it back up? Water would help loosen that back up.

    How long has she been like this?
    Good luck. Keep her comfy.
    I hope someone who knows a little more than me about this kind of thing than me answers soon.
     
  3. Liana

    Liana Songster

    110
    0
    109
    Mar 9, 2009
    Southern NH
    Could be an impacted crop?
     
  4. Round Mountain Farm

    Round Mountain Farm In the Brooder

    13
    0
    22
    May 9, 2010
    Cherryfield Maine
    She is getting worse...not eating or drinking...

    Her crop is huge!!!


    VERY TIRED and not moving around much>>>
     
  5. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane

    2,253
    127
    246
    Jun 10, 2010
    Michigan
  6. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    13,295
    28
    291
    Aug 25, 2008
    SC
    Do a search here for impacted crop. Sure sounds like it.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by