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Pullet has clear stuff coming out of mouth

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Peaches, Jul 10, 2007.

  1. Peaches

    Peaches In the Brooder

    Jan 11, 2007
    Stanwood, Wa.
    I haven't noticed her "huddling" - not a huge crop tonight, I tossed her in a crate for the night in case - what else should I look for ? she was born in March. Lots of the chickens are laying around because we have REALLY hot weather (for Wash).
  2. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    She could have drunk too much water because she was too hot...
    Laying around, full crop, change in ploop, huddling...would be things to look for.
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I agree, when my chickens get too hot they over drink and thus it spills out of their mouths when they finally go up to roost or put their heads down. Hope that is the issue.
  4. Peaches

    Peaches In the Brooder

    Jan 11, 2007
    Stanwood, Wa.
    Oh gosh - thanks for that - I'll keep her in pen today and watch, but that was exactly the situation. We took her off high roost to powder her butt with poultry dust and that is when I noticed!
  5. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    I have noticed mine doing the very same thing. My dogs have done it as well....with this heat...so I just figured that it was the same...overdrinking.
  6. farmgirl2477

    farmgirl2477 Songster

    Apr 2, 2007
    Oviedo, FL
    If it happened when you picked her up, you may have pushed on her crop a bit causing the extra fluids to come out. I did that a few days ago, freaked me out until I realized what I had done hehe.


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