Does anyone else have girls that regurgitate

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by coloradochick, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. coloradochick

    coloradochick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    and then everyone whose around will start to eat it? [​IMG] I have 2 EE's that I've seen do this. One was when I put Layena pellets in instead of crumbles. She threw up on them and then her and a couple more started eating it. [​IMG] Then today the other one did it out in the pen and the same thing happened. There's no consistency to it just liquidy. Any ideas?

    eta: otherwise they act healthy and happy
     
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  2. dacjohns

    dacjohns People Cracker Upper

    I've seen two of my chickens do it. Almost a clear liquid.

    I'm glad you asked because I was wondering about it.
     
  3. debakadeb

    debakadeb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have heard that they throw up and I've suspected that mine have a few times. I have not known them to then eat it but then that is the nature of many animals.
     
  4. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

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    Mine do that. Pearly drinks too much water and when she bends down to peck at something - she barfs up some liquid and Ruby comes running to see what Pearly left and they both nibble it up. [​IMG]

    I think it's just one of those wierd chicken things.
     
  5. coloradochick

    coloradochick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well that makes me feel better. Wasn't sure if it was just my weirdo girls doing it or not [​IMG]
     
  6. fowltemptress

    fowltemptress Frugal Fan Club President

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    Mine do it if they've just had something to drink and the rooster gets at them . . . the pressure of him makes them barf it back up. First time I saw it I thought my roo was killing them!
     

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