Drooling Chicken

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by CHICKENLADY123, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. CHICKENLADY123

    CHICKENLADY123 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a hen that pretty much barfs clear liquid all over me whenever we pick her up. Actually she is only about two months old. Raised her from a egg. What is she doing ? Is it harmful to her ? Will it stop ? Gross !!! [​IMG]
     
  2. organicfoltzfamilyfarm

    organicfoltzfamilyfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When you pick her up are you pushing on her crop? Also could there be a possibility of worms?
     
  3. CHICKENLADY123

    CHICKENLADY123 Out Of The Brooder

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    Grabbing her under her breast with two fingers between her legs to give support, other hand supporting her back. These chicks were raised from eggs in a segregated area. None of our chickens have any type of parasite or worms.

    I had a rooster that we took to a show a couple months ago. When I held him to put his leg band on, he did the same thing. Fell on his side. Thought he was dead. Gave him a little water and time and he perked right up. I think I just have dramatic chickens. It is just really gross. We sold him, but this little hen is pretty. But if she is going to stay, the barfing has to stop. [​IMG]
     
  4. Ariel301

    Ariel301 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Eww...I've never heard of a chicken doing that.

    I used to have a male parrot who thought I was his mate...Parrots feed their mates and chicks by vomiting up whatever they have eaten. This one thought that the best time to 'feed' me was when he was riding on my shoulder out in public...Yuck!
     

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