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Aspiration Scare

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Well I know I'm not the only one who dreads this, and it can happen so quickly that everything seems lost. Last Night I went to give my clutch of 4 week olds their bedtime feeding, everything was gonna great, until baby number 5's turn, i'm not sure exactly what happened one minute his head was bobbing for food and i was giving it to him and the next he was withering and convulsing on the table, thankfully because of Susannes Advice on another thread I had read the baby is fine. I was so scared for a moment, and then my brain remembered and I just picked up that baby put his little beak in my mouth and gave it 2 quick but soft breathes, i then held him and checked him over once he was back to crying and being himself, i placed him in with his clutch members, he then proceeded to do the kissing motion with his siblings and seems to be back to his normal self. It can be such a scary experience, and even the most experinced breeder will aspirate a chick, and being fearful of aspirating another is not the way to go especially when you have 8 others who depend on you. Just thought Ide share my experience in hope that it can help others.
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