My hen looks like she's barfing.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chiclet, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. chiclet

    chiclet In the Brooder

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    I've been watching my 16 week old hen do this strange thing today, where she opens her mouth wide, and rolls her neck out, kinda like she's gonna puke. She'll do this every 10 seconds for a minute, maybe, then stop for a while, and do it more later.
    I noticed her poops are really watery, too.
    What's up?
     
  2. agnes_day

    agnes_day Songster

    Aug 29, 2008
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    i would be checking down her throat, she could be choking. that happened to me once.
     
  3. M@M@2four

    [email protected]@2four Songster

    Mar 12, 2008
    USA
    Sounds like it could be gape worms--do a search on them on here!!!
     
  4. chiclet

    chiclet In the Brooder

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    alexandria
    oh this is gross.
    i'm going out to check out her throat now...
    thanks for the quick responses.
    Love this forum!
     
  5. chiclet

    chiclet In the Brooder

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    alexandria
    everything looked ok, and she's not doing it anymore. So i guess she worked it out herself.
    thanks for the suggestions.
     
  6. emrys

    emrys Songster

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    Sometimes it means nothing more than a crop "adjustment."
     
  7. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

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    Do you have a picture of the hen. Could this gagging be crowing? A sex misidentification possibly.
     

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