PLEASE need Help Fast!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cochinbantam-lover, May 19, 2009.

  1. cochinbantam-lover

    cochinbantam-lover Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    Wisconsin
    I posted this in the emergencies but havn't received any replies yet so thought I'd try here too!

    My chick that is only two days old seems like he has something stuck in his throat!

    His crop seems awful puffed out and he kinda stands with his head back and his beak comes open off and on. I tried to see if i could see anything but can't really hold it open long enough to see, but it looks like he has like liquidy stuff in his mouth too!! He shook his head a couple of times too!!!

    Please help me!!
     
  2. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
    High Desert, CA
    Is his crop hard or like a water balloon? Is his breath sour smelling? A hard crop usually means impacted crop. A water balloon like crop with sour breath (or sour burps when you massage the crop in a downward motion) indicates sour crop. With sour crop, you will hear a lot of gas bubbles and gurgles when you massage the crop.

    ETA: I just realized that you said he is only 2 days old. He may have something stuck in his crop. I highly doubt such a young chick would get sour crop. With adult chickens, you can try olive oil to help it pass through, but a chick may be different. Hopefully someone is on this this late that knows how to treat 2-day-olds.
     
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  3. LilbitChicken

    LilbitChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello,[​IMG] I am NEW to chickens .....I have 8 chicks 2 week old and a few 3 weeks....I have not had THAT problem yet......(I have had to deal with a weak trampled chick)[​IMG]
    choking.....I hope not! do you have shavings in the bottom of your brooder??????
    I am so sorry.....I know you feel helpless.[​IMG]
     
  4. cochinbantam-lover

    cochinbantam-lover Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    Wisconsin
    Quote:What can I do? I was kinda massaging in a downward motion
     
  5. cochinbantam-lover

    cochinbantam-lover Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    Wisconsin
    Quote:Yes I do feel helpless, I just want to do something to help!!!
    no shavings, using puppy pads till the weekend!

    Thanks alot!
     
  6. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
    High Desert, CA
    Quote:What can I do? I was kinda massaging in a downward motion

    Can he drink water?
     
  7. cochinbantam-lover

    cochinbantam-lover Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    Wisconsin
    Quote:Yes I do feel helpless, I just want to do something to help!!!
    no shavings, using puppy pads till the weekend!

    Thanks alot!

    I'm sorry about your little chick, is is alright?
     
  8. LilbitChicken

    LilbitChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes I do feel helpless, I just want to do something to help!!!
    no shavings, using puppy pads till the weekend!

    Thanks alot!

    I'm sorry about your little chick, is is alright?

    Hey- thank you for asking...[​IMG] YES he is alright.....I THINK....it was 3 days of 24/7 care...BUT he is better. [​IMG] Just still is the "weak" one of the group.[​IMG]
     
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  9. LilbitChicken

    LilbitChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes I do feel helpless, I just want to do something to help!!!
    no shavings, using puppy pads till the weekend!

    Thanks alot!

    LOVE the puppy pads! That is what I am using! So easy to use![​IMG]
     
  10. cochinbantam-lover

    cochinbantam-lover Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    Wisconsin
    Quote:What can I do? I was kinda massaging in a downward motion

    Can he drink water?

    I havn't seen him! It's like he has this stuff in his mouth and throat and it's hard for him to breathe
     

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