Fluid from nostrils

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Me & My Girls, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. Me & My Girls

    Me & My Girls Hatching

    Jul 3, 2008
    Millwood, Washington
    I am not overly concerned since my chickens show no sign of illness...and this might be totally normal for birds....but then again I am new to keeping chickens.

    When my BR hen shakes her head (like when she ruffles her feathers) I notice drops of moisture being flung around. Its clear like water....can anyone explain?
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2008
  2. XL506

    XL506 In the Brooder

    Jul 23, 2008
    Could be a respiratory infecion. I ran into the same problem with my largest python. If anything I would say RI
  3. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Songster

    Jan 25, 2008
    If it's clear liquid and only happens when she shakes her head, then it is probably normal and nothing to worry about. Think of it as chicken snot.

    If it ever become discolored, crusty, or excessive then it might be a problem. If she ever sounds congested, wheezing, or puffy around her eyes in face, then that could be a problem as well.


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