Chickens throwing up??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Zzguy, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. Zzguy

    Zzguy In the Brooder

    Nov 25, 2007
    I live in southern California and have witnessed my chickens that hatched this December throw up a clear fluid twice. We are livin in some pretty intense heat so i don't know if htat has anything to do with it. Also their egg production is good, so whatever it is, its not affecting that.
    whats wrong with my hens??????
  2. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Songster

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    Not sure. Hopefully someone still awake will know and see this! Good luck.
  3. therealsilkiechick

    therealsilkiechick ShowGirl Queen

    Jul 18, 2007
    Northwestern, pa
    mine do it if they get to hot, mabe cuz they drink to fast or something or if to hot they don't digest it right away so it comes up easily?

    also if u pick them up and accidently squeeze the crop and it's on a hot day or after they have just eaten or drank. i only see it in hot weather here and there but never the rest of the year. i know when i was banding birds today for show some i had to take out of pens by the feet and they were doing it and ones i didn't only 2 did it when my son picked them up.

    i don't think it is major just a heat related issue.
    hope that helps,
  4. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

    Jun 27, 2008
    West Central Ohio
    Are you sure its not mucus? If it's mucus then they have resperatory problems. If its water then they could have an impacted crop or have trouble eating.

    I don't think it sounds too serious, but watch them just incase.
  5. cath

    cath In the Brooder

    Apr 1, 2008
    South Wales, UK
    I tend to agree with the last person. Check their breathing, if you can hear them wheezing or if there is mucus around the nostrils. A couple of mine have suffered from the same problem in the past. If it is a respiratory problem you will need to act ASAP. I have used baytril antibiotics in the past for this. However they could be over indulging themselves on the water in the hot weather, but its just an idea to check their breathing.
  6. Jenski

    Jenski Songster

    Jun 17, 2008
    Middle Tennessee
    We are having some pretty nasty heat/humidity here in TN, and I have noticed my Ameraucanas will occasionally throw up water when they drink too much at once (by now I can usually predict when this is going to happen!). You might keep an eye on them and see if it is related to something like that.

    Good luck!

    Jen in TN

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