Chick acts like its dry heaving

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Noobchick, May 31, 2011.

  1. twochix

    twochix In the Brooder

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    Did you ever figure it out? I have the same thing going on with a chicken that is about 9 months old. She seems fine otherwise.....pine shavings just in the coop/nesting box. I have two others though and I have not seen them do it.
     
  2. Noobchick

    Noobchick Songster

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    Hokankai was right: they were just emptying their crops, moving food along their digestive system. It's a totally normal behavior.

    Since I posted this, we bought a farm and increased my flock to over a hundred chickens. They all do that motion; nothing to worry about, as long as they're acting normally otherwise. Hth. :)
     

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