Chickens Spitting Up Water

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jesus freak, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. jesus freak

    jesus freak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went out and gave my chickens some water and while they were drinking I picked one up and it started to spit out water, so I picked up another one and the same thing happened. Does anyone know what this is. Thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. Terri O

    Terri O Chillin' With My Peeps

    They will do that if they have water in their crops and you press the crop when you pick them up. NOthing wrong!
     
  3. OregonChickenGal

    OregonChickenGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's normal. Chickens are hogs, if they eat their food real fast and then drink water, it will also happen.
     
  4. THELMA

    THELMA Out Of The Brooder

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    agreed it is normal you have just squashed their crop as you picked her up and pushed some of the recently drunk water up. Scared me the first time it happened to me
     
  5. Completely normal! They can even do this when scared or many other reasons.
     
  6. FiFiFeather

    FiFiFeather Out Of The Brooder

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    lol, my RIR did that one hot day last summer. I startled her when I came around the corner of the rabbit hutch. It freaked me out, too!
     
  7. BCarlin

    BCarlin Out Of The Brooder

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    At my house, it started with
    1 and now there's about 6 who are coughing. It sounds like a bark. Even as they are roosting at night they are coughing and hacking up water. They don't really seem to feel bad. First I thought one might be chocking or that they needed some gravel to help grind up their food. NOW 6 though.. What gives?
     
  8. RevPennyDean

    RevPennyDean New Egg

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    It is possible that you may have put pressure on the crop after they have drank water but more likely they probably need to be dewormed. Wazine is good for this put a capful in a gallon of water for two days and repeat once every month. You should worm them every 30 days. Good luck with your chickens, have a blessed day.
     
  9. Katrien

    Katrien New Egg

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    mine is spitting up the water and then dies. what could this mean?
     
  10. keila

    keila New Egg

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    I was very nervous when it first happened to me as well.
     

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