HELP!!! Hen has liquid coming from her mouth!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Smokey2201, Dec 12, 2014.

  1. Smokey2201

    Smokey2201 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I picked up my hen she had her mouth open and this whitish clear liquid came out! What is this? I have no idea and some other chickens have been breathing with there mouth opens! Please help I have know idea and I don't want my chickens to die! Does anybody have any idea what this is? Thanks!!
     
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Can you take one or two to a vet?

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  3. Smokey2201

    Smokey2201 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No because I already called my vet and they can't do anything about it.
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Look for another vet?

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  5. Smokey2201

    Smokey2201 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There aren't very many vets.
     
  6. Carter Critters

    Carter Critters Out Of The Brooder

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    Was she down ? Is she eating or drinking..I am sorry I am new myself but have many vet friends that I can ask questions
     
  7. FarmerWife

    FarmerWife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have the same problem here, no vets, not any that see chickens anyway. If they're breathing with their mouth open then they're probably having trouble breathing, but I can't say for sure. I had something similar happen on two occasions, once was because of sour crop, which was easily fixed, and another turned out to be respiratory infection, are they lethargic? You might want to give them some antibiotic to be on the safe side. If it's infection, you should separate them from the flock before it keeps spreading to the rest of your chickens. I don't like giving antibiotics to my chickens unless I have to, but in this case I think I would.

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  8. FarmerWife

    FarmerWife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just thought of something after I hit submit. If you don't want to use antibiotics, you might try Vet RX
     
  9. Smokey2201

    Smokey2201 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. Tomorrow I am going to clean out my coop and lay down fresh shavings so maybe that will help. Hopefully it will. Yeah I might get some antibiotics for her.
     
  10. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Can you post some pictures of the head?

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