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Chicken throwing up brown black liquid

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bordemundo, Jan 14, 2016.

  1. bordemundo

    bordemundo Out Of The Brooder

    May 31, 2015
    Puerto Varas Chile
    Not sure if she is drowning or sick right now? When we hold her head down she is th orign up brown/black liquid and very weak.. And ideas?

  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    She may be suffering from a sour crop, especially if the liquid is foul smelling. Be very careful not to hold her head down until you do some reading about sour crop since she can choke on her secretions and die. If you do a search at the box at the top of this page, there is a ton of info about sour crop. I would feed her only water with electrolytes and a little plain yogurt today until you determine if that is what she has. Usually a sour crop follows an impacted crop, and there may be a bacterial or fungal infection in the crop and digestive system. I'm not that experienced with it, but Two Crows and some others can help you.
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

    Jun 24, 2012
    My Coop

    Welcome to BYC! Is she still alive?

  4. bordemundo

    bordemundo Out Of The Brooder

    May 31, 2015
    Puerto Varas Chile
    It was a horrible night for "mami" we think she aspirated some of the vomit and almos didn't make it! Now she is breathing normally, we are feeding her yoghurt with glucose, she is gaining strenght, we got apple vinegar and are going to start giving her a bit, thank you for your help !!!

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