not swalloing food

Round Mountain Farm

In the Brooder
9 Years
May 9, 2010
Cherryfield Maine
One of my three Barred Rock chickens is sick.
5 month old...not laying eggs yet

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.

Rhodies Rock

In the Brooder
9 Years
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.

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