1. scramblingsours

    scramblingsours New Egg

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    Yesterday we found a chick in the coop,the way she was laying, thought it was dead. (The chicks are a little over a month old) Anyway we put the chick in a box and I have been forcing water down her and a little food paste. I'm thinking now she may have something in her throat. She acts like she is choking and can't keep her balance. Thought she was doing better this morning because she was drinking on her own, but as the day progresses, she is getting worse. Any suggestions? Thanks.
     
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  2. vtsarahb

    vtsarahb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you see anything in her throat? Is she pooping normally? I wouldn't force feed her if she looks like she is choking...
     
  3. scramblingsours

    scramblingsours New Egg

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    Poops normally. Cant see anything ,but, it does feel like a lump in her throat. About the size of a 1/2" marshmellow. And it seems to hurt her.
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    what kind of bedding material do you use? could she have tried to eat some of it and now it's stuck in her throat.. and I second that you shouldn't feed her if shes chocking.
     
  5. scramblingsours

    scramblingsours New Egg

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    The bedding is regular bedding that you buy for small animals. (small wood chips?)
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    you might try using a flash light and looking down into her throat to see if you can see anything. I have heard of chicks eating bedding and other things so it's possible.
     
  7. scramblingsours

    scramblingsours New Egg

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    Can't see anything. I'm afraid she is going to starve before she gets better. If something is in her craw, how long before it goes away?
     

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