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Can a chicken vomit???

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HELP!! I just went out to check for eggs and spend a few minutes with the girls. One of them was standing on a perch, dipped her head down and a stream of clear fluid came out of her mouth.sickbyc Is this normal? She seems fine No runny nose, bright eyes, active, and still laying eggs. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.

post #2 of 14

She is probably expelling excess water she drank. They do that sometimes. Just keep an eye out to see if she keeps doing it.

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Originally Posted by birdaholic 

She is probably expelling excess water she drank. They do that sometimes. Just keep an eye out to see if she keeps doing it.


Yes.

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Originally Posted by fordmommy 
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Originally Posted by birdaholic 

She is probably expelling excess water she drank. They do that sometimes. Just keep an eye out to see if she keeps doing it.


Yes.


Agreed.  I've seen it before. I was totally worried the first time I saw it, though.

post #5 of 14
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A big THANK YOU for the quick, helpful responses. You have put my mind at ease. I'll keep an eye on her.

post #6 of 14
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Originally Posted by birdaholic 

She is probably expelling excess water she drank. They do that sometimes. Just keep an eye out to see if she keeps doing it.


mhm. watched my buff orp do it once lol

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post #7 of 14

Perfectly normal.  Probably means she flew too soon after she drank.  tongue  Nothing to worry about.

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post #8 of 14

When I have to medicate a chicken down it's throat, I medicate with an eyedropper ,wait about 30 seconds, then hold them head down to drain excess in case it went where it wasn't suppose to. They don't close their throat like humans do.

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post #9 of 14

One of my EE's did that, first time I had a sickie... or so I thought. I Isolated her because she was kind of making a crooking sound. Massaged her crop and watched her real close. All went well... but that liquid comming out really was scary.  sickbyc

post #10 of 14

If they over fill their crops stuff can get squished back out.  It's not quite the same as vomiting since chickens don't have the same digestive tract as us.  It just kind of runs out and they keep going without seeming to notice much.

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