Silkie chick making weird gestures (Video)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SilkieChickenLover336, Jun 15, 2016.

  1. SilkieChickenLover336

    SilkieChickenLover336 Songster

    Feb 16, 2011
    New Jersey
    This is a 3 1/2 week old silkie chick. Currently being raised alone due to no other eggs hatching and I couldn't find chicks. I'm feeding starter grower non medicated. The chick is healthy and eats and drinks but it just does this thing. Almost like the gagging or choking. I just want to know if this is normal. It's been about two days now that this has been happening. Here is the video

    Thank you in advanced

  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    She is adjusting her crop. Make sure that her crop goes down, and is not full and hard, which can indicate an impacted crop. Drinking lots of water and massaging the the crop can help if it is impacted. Are you giving her chick grit to eat if she is eating grass or something other than chick feed. Most chickens do this occasionally.

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