Chicken vomiting, not laying eggs, eating like a horse. Any clues?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Smoda, Nov 27, 2016.

  1. Smoda

    Smoda In the Brooder

    Dec 17, 2015
    Hi everyone,

    Wondering if any one can shed some light on a problem my Blue Australorp Mollance is having.

    Here are the concerns:

    ○ She has stopped laying eggs (aprox 9 days).
    ○ She constantly eats and drinks all the time (layer feed), not underweight but not gaining weight.

    ○ I've seen her lean forward and vomit light brown/watery liquid - seen it on multiple days.
    ○ I have seen her poo, but not very often and they are quite liquidy and stinky as anything.

    I'm at a loss, her crop feels fine. I'm going to the store to buy gloves to check her vent for being egg bound, but it just doesn't seem like that. I also keep them up to date with worming.

    Any clues? all advice very appreciated.

    Here's a pic of Mollance (front) and her hen friend Bickles having a dirt bath.


  2. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Songster

    Jul 19, 2016
  3. Smoda

    Smoda In the Brooder

    Dec 17, 2015
    Thanks for the reply! I decided to re-worm her late yesterday. Low and behold she egged today!! I'll keep a close eye on her, hopefully it was/is worms causing all hey grief.

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