sick bird appears to be vomiting


12 Years
May 19, 2007
Bend, Oregon
I have a 3 year old hen who has suddenly lost her appetite and has a puffy area on her breast. When I pick her up and palpitate the area she spits up a brownish liquid. She also acts like she has something stuck in her neck. Any help as to what I should do would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Charlene
I had an old hen that puked once in my hands (not over me though) and I think it was because she was overwhelmed. Does your chicken have any lose of feathers?
She hasn't lost any feathers. Last night I picked her up to see if I could feel any hard mass that might indicate an impacted crop but the bulge seems to be filled with fluid because she vomited the same liquid again, about 1/4 cup in volume. It is not foul smelling at all. She seemed to perk up a little after that and proceded to eat a meal worm and drink some water. This morning she is a little perkier, ate a meal worm I offered her and is drinking lots of water. Not too interested in her regular food though.

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