My chicken spit/threw up?!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Dinos_rock, May 18, 2008.

  1. Dinos_rock

    Dinos_rock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was trying to deal with my sick pigeon when I look over at my chickens cage and there is a lot of think, clear liquid coming out of her beak. [​IMG] It looked like saliva, but there was quite a bit of it. Is this normal? I have no idea what to do. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Dinos_rock

    Dinos_rock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I assume this never happened to anyone else?[​IMG]
     
  3. ChixFlix

    ChixFlix Out Of The Brooder

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    I noticed my young rooster doing this the other day. It was very strange! He acted like nothing happened.

    I have no facts, but perhaps your chicken ate too much and drank too much and was just "backing up" the excess. That's what I thought about my rooster.

    Hope someone with experience posts!
     
  4. swiftfoot

    swiftfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they sometimes do that as a defense it is usually just water mixed with what they had to eat
     
  5. fullhouse

    fullhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a chick that was swollen and did that. She died, never knew what it was for sure [​IMG]
     
  6. swiftfoot

    swiftfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thats sad did any others have that symptom what were you feeding them at the time
     
  7. Bawkadoodledoo

    Bawkadoodledoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i've seen a chick puke but it was clear mucous. it's perfectly healthy.
     
  8. Sarree

    Sarree Out Of The Brooder

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    I had a silver sebrite hen that threw up a clear liquid and then died!

    a few days later one of my silkies pullet became sick for about a week and right before she died she threw up a clear liquid.

    I can't find any diseases of chickens to explain this, hopefully someone else knows something.

    Sarree
     
  9. hensdeliverthegoods

    hensdeliverthegoods Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens do that from time to time, but don't seem to have any ill affects from it. I think it comes from over-eating/drinking with my hens.
     

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