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To mix formula, heat water first and pour into dry formula, instead of heating pre-mixed formula. By the time you are finished stirring it into dry formula, it will cool down to degrees F. Check again with digital thermometer. If the temperature of formula is just a few degrees higher it will burn the baby's crop. A few degrees lower and the baby's crop will not drain.
If your do burn your baby's crop, this is a medical emergency that requires immediate attention from your avian vet. Medicine will be needed to prevent infection and in some cases, surgery to close the burn hole. As with any serious injury, your baby may also go into shock. Aspiration If a baby bird inhales formula into the trachea or lungs while being handfed, it is said to have aspirated.
Under normal feeding conditions, a bird's trachea is closed by the glottis, to prevent the inhalation of formula or fluid. Aspiration usually occurs when babies are reluctant to accept hand feeding formula or when a breeder dispenses formula before the chick is giving a feeding response, neck bobs up and down rapidly.
When a large amount of formula is inhaled into the trachea or lungs, the baby will start to shake its head and gasp for air. Chicks inhaling a large amount of formula into the lungs usually die from asphyxiation immediately suffocation.
If a smaller amount of formula is inhaled, chicks may cough, sneeze and fluid may come out of the nostrils. If the baby is able to expel inhaled formula, it may still be prone to getting a bacterial or fungal infections of the crop or respiratory system months later.
Formula that backs up into nares can cause a clogs. Your avian vet can remove clogs from nares manually then gently flush them with a saline solution. Your bird will also be treated with antibiotics to prevent a microbial infection of the upper respiratory tract. Weight gain will be poor and the baby will develop a chronic fungal infection or pneumonia at a later date. If one of your chicks has aspirated take it to an avian veterinarian immediately.
Punctured Crop or Esophagus: The absence of food in the crop right after a baby has just been fed would indicate a severe puncture wound. A baby chick's tissues are very delicate. If the wrong feeding utensils are used or if they are forced into the baby's beak or if the breeder misreads a baby's feeding response, puncture wounds to the walls of the mouth and esophagus can occur. An anxious, very hungry baby can also lunge into the syringe with such speed and force that he punctures his own crop or esophagus.
When a puncture occurs, food may be deposited in tissue under the skin or it will migrate to the puncture itself. Signs of injury are inflammation and swelling around the neck area as well as the absence of food in the crop right after feeding a baby. They may even need surgery and still not survive.
The chick in the above pictures has subcutaneous emphysema. Any trauma or puncture to an air sac will cause air to become trapped under the skin creating large balloons. This chick's air sac was punctured by the parents. Prompt medical treatment from an avian vet was successful and the chick mad a full recovery. Thank you Kat for sharing this with us. Bubbles or filling of the crop with air is usually caused by a hungry chick gulping and ingesting air at the same time it ingests, swallows food.
It's not the same condition as subcutaneous emphysema, in the above picture. The hand feeder, dispensing formula too slowly from the syringe, is another contributing factor because the chick gulps the formula faster than it is being provided.
Feeding formula at a steady rate will correct the problem in most cases. The ingested air can also be gently "burped" or massaged out, feeding the chick immediately afterwards before it can gulp more air. In some cases, it may be necessary to tube feed chicks prone to ingesting. A healthy chick's crop should empty completely at least once every 24 hours. When food does not traveling down from the crop to the stomach and other parts of a bird's digestive system as it should, it goes sour and starts to ferment.
Sour Crop is the term used to describe the accumulation of undigested, fermenting food in a chick's crop. Sour crop causes impactions, total shut down of the digestive system as well as infections. As formula from additional feedings builds up inside of a stretched crop, the capacity to hold more sour food increases. Crop muscle tone becomes weak and food can no longer be pushed down into the baby's stomach.
If sour crop isn't treated in the early stages, the chick's entire digestive tract will slow down or shut down completely, depriving the baby of nutrients and fluids. Secondary infections will also develop until death finally occurs.
Some breeders add a FEW drops of apple cider vinegar, papaya extract or half baby food applesauce to half of the mixed formula for the morning feedings. These products are used to help the crop drain and to prevent sour crop. Formula should also be degrees Fahrenheit. Lower temperatures will contribute to the development of sour crop by chilling the baby.
If you baby's crop isn't draining properly, call an avian vet. Crop Stasis Slow Gut Statis: The crop is so impacted with hardened, fermenting matter, that now the entire digestive tract is being affected, either slowing down significantly or shutting down completely.
Babies with SGS are being deprived of nourishment and fluids. Death from starvation and complications from a yeast or other fungus or bacterial infection will develop if left untreated This is a medical emergency because chicks are born without any working immune system to fight infections. The chick needs to have the contents of the crop removed, antibiotics administered and supportive care from an avian vet.
It's very important that you seek treatment from an avian vet. The procedure may have to be performed several times. Your avian vet will also administer digestive enzymes, fluid for dehydration, antibiotics and anti-fungal medications to prevent or treat infections. Experienced breeders know how to empty a crop manually by using warm Pedialyte, a gentle massage to break up the impaction, then suctioning out the contents with a syringe or similar instrument.
However, the baby should still be evaluated afterwards by an avian vet. If your baby is having problems, please call an avian vet. Chicks that become infected with Bordatella avium bacteria are not able to open their beaks for parental feedings or hand feedings the way the baby in this photo is doing.
A breeder may think that the parents have abandoned the baby or that they themselves are doing something wrong during hand feeding. Clubb also states that "Bordatella avium bacteria invades a bird's respiratory system from the sinuses into the muscles of jaw, resulting in the chick having a "lock jaw".
Adult birds, especially cockatiels, can be asymptomatic carriers, with no visual symptoms present. Clinical symptoms besides the classic "locked law" include a nasal discharge and glassy eyes. There is no successful treatment for Bordatella yet, since response to antibiotics is poor.
Babies will die from starvation or from the infection itself. Humane euthanasia is often recommended, to relieve a chick from the obvious pain and suffering associated with the illness.
Candidiasis and Yeast Infections Candida is a yeast that is found in the environment as well as in the digestive tract of birds. Normally yeast does not cause a problem unless a bird's natural immunity has been impaired, permitting the fungi to flourish.