Sultan drinking a lot of water and threw up when she was picked up

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tweimer, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. tweimer

    tweimer New Egg

    5
    0
    7
    Mar 24, 2009
    My Sultan hen threw up water when she was picked up. Today she was constantly drinking a lot of water. Is there something wrong with her? It hasn't been hot recently, they have plenty of food (hen lay pellets) and plenty of water. She was eating her food and oster shell. I haven't checked her poop. She is free range (1/4 acre) during the day and shares a large coop with 13 other hens.

    Age 18 months

    Please help! Thanks
     
  2. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Chicken Obsessed

    10,014
    1,038
    401
    Oct 16, 2008
    wausau,wisconsin
    If you pcked her up shortly after she drank, you probably forced the water out of her.. nothing to worry about..
     
  3. Renee

    Renee Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2008
    CALIFORNIA
    Hi neighbor!
    Welcome to BYC.
    Sorry I couldn't help you out with Sultie. Maybe she was just picked up too fast when her crop was full of water, like jvls suggests. Let's hope so!
     
  4. thebritt

    thebritt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
    Humboldt County
    I discovered my hen was eggbound the same way - picked her up and she vomited liquid. If it wasn't foul-smelling like mine was, she's probably ok. I thought mine had sour crop, but it was really a side-affect of being eggbound and she didn't make it after 2 weeks of trying everthing. She also drank A LOT of water. Just keep a close eye on her.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by