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please help my chicks are throwing up

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lexiredhead, Jul 1, 2016.

  1. lexiredhead

    lexiredhead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's awful! i went out to feed them and they all ran over to eat but when they started eating they all started to vomiting up brown liquid and they kept eating i fixed their water and they went to drink and threw up again! please help! i dont want them to die... oh and their crops are swollen only some though - please help
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Had they run out of feed and water? It almost sounds as if they had gorged on both feed and water because of that.
     
  3. CluckerCottage

    CluckerCottage Chillin' With My Peeps

    Do you notice any foul odor in the vomitus?
    Were their crops swollen first thing this morning?
     
  4. lexiredhead

    lexiredhead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not that i know of - i did go away for a week on a trip and had someone care for them - maybe she just didn't give them enough feed? Didn't smell an odor but yes their crops were swollen since 7 that i know of. will they be ok?
     
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  5. CluckerCottage

    CluckerCottage Chillin' With My Peeps

    Crops should be empty in the morning.
    This could be impacted crop.
    Can you massage it to check? Does it feel hard?
     
  6. lexiredhead

    lexiredhead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no it's very soft and squishy
    what's an impacted crop?
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    In your first post you mentioned that you had 'fixed their water'. What did you mean by that?
     
  8. lexiredhead

    lexiredhead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just that I cleaned it and refilled it
     
  9. lexiredhead

    lexiredhead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you know what's wrong with them?
     
  10. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    A little more information may be helpful.

    Can you post some photos of your brooder setup and the chicks?
    How old are they?
    What type of foods/treats do you feed?
    Are all of them vomiting?
    Are they pooping - what is it like?
    How do they behave - huddled, puffed up, lethargic, active and cheerful?

    Provide fresh clean water daily in clean water containers, feed chick starter and provide a source of grit if you feed anything else besides chick starter.
     

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