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My two year old White Leg Horn is leaking clear fluid from her mouth, how alarmed should I be? Could this be ascites? Should we discard her eggs and how far back?

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They will sometimes do that if they drink too much or are turned upside down, I'm not sure if it's a sign of illness, ascites if tissue swelling from water retention, that's different than water coming out of the mouth.
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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My two year old White Leg Horn is leaking clear fluid from her mouth, how alarmed should I be? Could this be ascites? Should we discard her eggs and how far back?

What are other symptoms?

Was there an injury/predator attack?

How often and at what times is this liquid present?

Is she eating, drinking, laying, pooping, active?

Crop condition? Full at night and empty in the morning?

 

I would isolate her and observe all these things.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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