Chicken "throwing up"

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TERE, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. TERE

    TERE New Egg

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    Hi Ya'All , I'm new here & not sure about how to post & I can't get to the posts of others! Not good at this site [​IMG]. Anyway I have a hen, an Easter Egg Chicken, got her as a baby chick in May '07... I'm babysitting grandson, he is dry & fed, so now back to chicken, She is throwing up what appears to be water but does it without drinking H2O. She appears very healthy, not molting, is eating. Not sure about eggs I seem to have a egg stealing varmint that I can not identify nor catch. I live on 5 acre in the desert in Casa Grande, Arizona so could have anything raiding the hen house. My other hen seems fine no throwing up at all. Any ideas. The coop is a 16x20 ish Chain link dog run 6 ft high, has a shade, has 4 grease wood bushes taller that it is, has a personal mister that runs 24-7 when it hits 90 at beginning of AZ summer til it goes below 90 for more that a week all day long. So she is not heat stressed. HELP ?!?!?!? TERE:/ [email protected] Someone may have to send instructions on how to get to the posts I can't I just get the index and old ones ? I'm so confused. My groups on yahoo send posts/messages to my email address. Maybe I did not signup correctly?
     
  2. threehorses

    threehorses Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It's ok - we all started here at some point, and I STILL don't know how to use some of the features. [​IMG]

    Your hen - did she do this when you picked her up? No chance she drank within 10 minutes of you picking her up? If the answer is "no" then feel her crop (the front ofher) and see if she's holding feed and water in her crop. Best thing to do is go out first thing in the morning before they're off their roost and feel the crop then. A crop should empty overnight. If it didn't empty mostly, then her digestive tract is slow and she has food sitting in there (going bad).

    I'll email you, too. What you want to do is hit click the box by "subscribe to this topic" whenever you're posting to a topic that isn't yours. Make sure your email is correct on your user settings here and it should tell you whenever you have a reply to your post.

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  3. TERE

    TERE New Egg

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    Her neck feels fine. I don't always pick her up. Sometimes she just jumps off the fake eggs in the hen box & jumps downs, runs down the ramp throws up on the lay pellets and then eats like nothing is wrong. she might then go get a drink and go back and eat! Sometimes she'll drink first then throw up then eat. Some days there is no throw up. NO CHANGE IN FOOD BRAND, STYLE, be it people or animal. [​IMG] I run the water dish over and kinda flood the area so the water is always clean. They don't get green grass cuz I don't have green grass in the desert!! But they get my leftovers scraps. I have fed those ever since I've had chickens 19 odd yrs. I have never noticed one of my hens do this before. P>S> Her name is Chicken McNugget. My son named her cuz the baby chicks were in the bathrm & he asked our working hunting dog Rocky if he wanted some Chicken Nuggets. The name stuck.. all the hens were named "nugget" in different languages. Unfortunately a varmint raided my coop & I only have 2 hens left her & Pepita (Spanish), Pepita has no health issues. I guess maybe if it doesn't change her physically I shouldn't worry? TERE
     
  4. Eggs4Sale

    Eggs4Sale Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2009
    Hi Tere, I'm sorta close to you, over here in Yuma.

    How long has your hen been doing this? Since forever, or just the past few days?
     
  5. chookchick

    chookchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is something I noticed with my hens. I was having problems with eggs disappearing, I suspected egg-eating. (Her and another hen were staring intently at the hens as they laid). I caught one of my hens throwing up a couple of times, she seemed otherwise very healthy. Okay, this is gross, but the last time I saw her throw up, the other chickens were pecking at it. A comment by another BYC member and the light went on--she was puking after eating an egg!! I made sure the oyster shell was full at all times, started giving them more protein, and I haven't had any problems since (I suspect the shells were thin or absent, thus easy to crack). Could this possibly be what is going on with your hen?
     
  6. Eggs4Sale

    Eggs4Sale Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2009
    Quote:Wow. That sounds reasonable.

    Let's see what the verdict is......
     
  7. TERE

    TERE New Egg

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    Was the "throw-up" clear or ??? [​IMG] [​IMG] Would the throw up show egg shell? And u r right this post is kinda gross!! Well not kinda down right gross.. it is like a conversation new Moms have [​IMG] If she was in fact eating the eggs would she be eating 1 to 2 eggs every single day for the past 3-4 weeks?? The reason I don't think she is actually eating the eggs is that I have found my fake eggs missing & then found them off in the 5 acre surrounding the coop. One of the times I found 1 in a small wash that runs next to the coop and about 15-20 yds away from the coop the fake egg was in it and around the fake egg was broken green egg shell. Sooo .... problem is we can't find any place where anything big enough to carry eggs off can get in! Have set a trap out with eggs in it. It sat for 3 wks no takers then 1 eggs disappeared without tripping the trap. AGHHHH. TERE
     

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