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Chicken "regurging" water??? Sick?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jlibby, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. jlibby

    jlibby New Egg

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    Hi I have a 2-3 year old RIR that looks fine except for the fact that I just went in to check on them and she was the only one not roosting. I picked her up and put her on the roost. When I did, a small amount of clear liquid came out of her beak. I left her alone and went back out 10 min. later and tried to pick her up. When I did, a lot of the same liquid came spewing out. Her crop felt big. Did I push on it and cause this? Twice? This has never happened. All other chickens seem fine. Is it possible for a chicken to regurg on its own? thanks
     
  2. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    I have a question... Had she not drank for a while? Did you see her drink a lot?
     
  3. jlibby

    jlibby New Egg

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    She seems to drink normally. I think she could have just drank a lot only because she was the only chicken on the ground and she might have just come from the waterer. Thanks
     
  4. ladrholman

    ladrholman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It sounds like she could be impacted or going sour. If her crop feels large it may be that she is not emptying. Was the liquid sour smelling? I would isolate her and remove food and water. Make she she clears before adding back liquids and soft foods. Good luck.
     
  5. jlibby

    jlibby New Egg

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    Thanks for the advice. Much appreciated
     

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