My hen just puked in my eye & all over me!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by beepbeepinajeep, May 8, 2009.

  1. beepbeepinajeep

    beepbeepinajeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you think it was how I picked her up? She struggled & I am not sure exactly how I had her when she started regurgitating feed. Could it be how I was holding her? If she hadn't given me an egg yesterday... [​IMG]
     
  2. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    If you put pressure on her crop when you picked her up, it could have been the cause... I'm sure she didn't do it on purpose! [​IMG] Love her, and next time put your hand under the breastbone & belly, not the chest! [​IMG]
     
  3. The Wolf Queen

    The Wolf Queen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought birds couldnt throw up?
     
  4. beepbeepinajeep

    beepbeepinajeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think my hand may have slipped to her crop when she struggled. I will have to take her a special treat to apologize:) I know she didn't mean to... it was sooo gross though:)
     
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    What no pics? [​IMG]
     
  6. beepbeepinajeep

    beepbeepinajeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:She sure could;) Don't some birds regurgitate worms for baby birds?
     
  7. beepbeepinajeep

    beepbeepinajeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:LOL, nope:) taking a picture was the last thing on my mind. I put her in the coop & came running inside where I could take out my contacts (I'd have finished the chicken chores if it hadn't gotten in my eye). DH took one look at me & the puke all over my face/hair and volunteered to finish up:)
     
  8. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Ewww! With contacts no less!!

    Aren't husbands great? I hope my wife feels that way.[​IMG]
     
  9. beepbeepinajeep

    beepbeepinajeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yep, with contacts... my eye felt all gritty! Ouch!

    Yep, husbands can be great sometimes;)

    I think I will take her a treat of cottage cheese this morning. She loves that:)
     
  10. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    Quote:Just some data that you can store in your mind with total worthless information. Birds can regurgitate and vultures use projectile vomit as a defense mechanism. Occasionally they also eat so much they can take off until they have lightened their load.
     

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