Hen Over-eating


Mar 13, 2013
Is it possible for chickens to gorge themselves to the point they can't hold it in? I've got a perfectly healthy hen here who I noticed "spit up" earlier when she bent down to peck the ground. I started watching her and noticed she was doing it quite often when she is bent over. Its a clear yellowish liquid. I just switched from a layer crumble to the pellet if this has anything to do with it. I felt her crop and it is very full, but not hot or really hard.
My question is, is this just from over eating? Do chickens even over indulge? I would imagine so as it seems all they do is eat! :D THey have been out free ranging for the past 4 hours.

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