questions on my hens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cabinladyof3, Jan 11, 2016.

  1. cabinladyof3

    cabinladyof3 New Egg

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    My two year old White Leg Horn is leaking clear fluid from her mouth, how alarmed should I be? Could this be ascites? Should we discard her eggs and how far back?
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    They will sometimes do that if they drink too much or are turned upside down, I'm not sure if it's a sign of illness, ascites if tissue swelling from water retention, that's different than water coming out of the mouth.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    What are other symptoms?
    Was there an injury/predator attack?
    How often and at what times is this liquid present?
    Is she eating, drinking, laying, pooping, active?
    Crop condition? Full at night and empty in the morning?

    I would isolate her and observe all these things.
     

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