Liquid running out of chickens beak? Other chickens attacking her.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MNBobcat, Jul 13, 2016.

  1. MNBobcat

    MNBobcat Out Of The Brooder

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    We have 1 chicken that is totally terrified to leave the nest box and is immediately attacked by all the other chickens. Today I took her out and held her to try and spray some blue coat on areas on her that looked red or injured. While holding her, a steady stream of slightly tan liquid came out of her mouth. Maybe a teaspoon or tablespoon amount. It happened twice. Now I'm thinking this chicken is sick. If she is, would that cause other chickens to attack her? Is there something I should be giving to her? I'm not calling a vet but if I can pick something up to give to her to help her I will. Otherwise, my only other option is to put her out of her misery.
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Can you separate her into a cage/dog kennel so you can monitor her?

    Has she been eating/drinking/pooping?
    How does her crop feel - full, empty, soft, hard, squishy, doughy?
    Does her breath smell?
    Is she laying eggs?

    Liquid running out of her beak sounds like it could be a crop issue.


    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/impacted-slow-and-sour-crops-prevention-and-treatments
    http://www.tillysnest.com/2012/01/crop-issues-html/
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2014/06/chicken-anatomy-crop-impacted-crop-sour.html
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/04/answers-from-chicken-vet-on-impacted.html
     

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