Sounds Weird but I think my Chickens Windpipe is in the wrong place

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cbookout, Sep 14, 2016.

  1. cbookout

    cbookout Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay so long story short but I have a new cochin that is acting dehydrated. So I got all ready with my syringe to give it some water orally, opened its mouth, looked inside and the windpipe or whatever it is was not under the tongue.

    So I've done this before, always lifted tongue to see the windpipe just to make sure I'm not going to aspirate the bird. And keep fluids clear of the epiglottis at the base of the tongue. Well this time there was zero windpipe under the tongue.

    Is this normal? Isnt there usually a hole under the tongue as well at at the base of it? Or am I totally wrong?

    Please help, any insight, ideas, experience will be greatly appreciated.
     
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2016
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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  3. cbookout

    cbookout Out Of The Brooder

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    But typically isn't there is also a hole under the tongue?
     
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2016
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    No. There should be no hole under the tongue.
     

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