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

  1. cabinladyof3

    cabinladyof3 Hatching

    Jan 11, 2016
    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 Chicken tender Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    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

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    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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