Chicken foaming of the mouth

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Erock1234, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. Erock1234

    Erock1234 In the Brooder

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    no none of that, I don't let them run free too many predators around here, but i do give them handfuls of grass twice a day
     
  2. hallerlake

    hallerlake Songster

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    When birds eat grass that's growing, they pick off bits and eat it. If it's clippings or the like, they just slurp it down like noodles. That can cause a problem. you might want to chop up the grass you're giving them a bit.
     
  3. Erock1234

    Erock1234 In the Brooder

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    ook thanx I'll start doing that [​IMG]
     
  4. Erock1234

    Erock1234 In the Brooder

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    unfortunately she died, turns out it was her craw, not enough grit someone said said. Thank you all for your help
     
  5. ZooMummzy

    ZooMummzy Queen of the Zoo

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    Quote:I'm very sorry to hear she died [​IMG]
     
  6. hallerlake

    hallerlake Songster

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    I'm sorry. [​IMG]
     
  7. Mel P

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    This was the closest 'topic' that fit what I was looking for. Can anyone tell me what it means if a hatching egg has some foam coming out of the holes? It's hatching right now and other than that seems fine. It's peeping strongly and peaking the shell like it should. All the ones out so far seem healthy except one. It can seem to lift it's head (keeps curing under her like she was still in the shell). Not sure about that one either. [​IMG]
     
  8. countrychix

    countrychix Songster

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    Mel, try posting your question in the Incubating & Hatching Eggs section. Sorry, I don't have an answer for you.
     
  9. Mel P

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    Will do. Thanks.
     
  10. msmccluckers

    msmccluckers Hatching

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    I have a year old chicken that just started foaming at the mouth also. What do I do? I have 4 others that are all just fine. They roam my back yard with my ducks and are put up in their coop at night. She was on my back porch when she started. I have tried to massage her neck and given her clean water. She is not making any rattley noise or anything like that. My kids saw her spit up some grass but she is still foaming a little. If she is not getting enough grit, can I give her some now and it help her?
     

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