Hen "watering" her food?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Goose and Fig, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    I saw the strangest thing the other day! Maybe I just never noticed it before but ...

    One of my hens (FBCM) took a drink of water, went over to the food dish, threw up the water onto the feed, and then ate all the wet feed. She did it like 5 times in a row. Is this normal? Have I been missing this in my other birds all these years?
     
  2. OregonChickenGal

    OregonChickenGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, my chickens do it every now and then. Mine are hogs, so they stuff themselves with layer crumble, go get a drink, then come back to eat more, then throw up water in their food. It's normal, if they're hogs like mine are. LOL
     
  3. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Quote:Phew! I thought something was wrong with her at first!
     

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