Thirsty Hens and Nasty Hens ! Explanation ?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mattdog1995, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. mattdog1995

    mattdog1995 Out Of The Brooder

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    I went and gave my hens some more water this afternoon after they ran out because it has been really hot here ! (eastern NC) But anyways i was watching them and they would drink a whole lot then a few minutes later they would be walking around then like "spit up" or spit the water out all over the ground and i looked like slimy and some food (grain) came up with it too ? any explanations? thanks for any info !
     
  2. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Probably from drinking too much too fast. You need to put out more waterers so they don't run out. That way they can drink when they need it instead of trying to make up for not having any. You can lose them pretty quick when it's hot and they run out of water.
    sharon
     

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