"Vomiting" liquid

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by LaurenMS, May 23, 2008.

  1. LaurenMS

    LaurenMS New Egg

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    Hi there,

    I have a hen with an unusual issue. As of yesterday morning, she has been on the lethargic end. When she leans her head too far forward, some liquid flows out of her beak. She jerks back up to swallow it, but this impedes with her eating. This doesn't always happen--she's been on/off yesterday and today. We force-fed her mash and water yesterday and she apparently kept it down, but her general interest in food has decreased. Her crop was less full than the other hens' today. (She can't have crop impaction, BTW, 'cause her crop is soft.)

    Any ideas on what this is or how to treat it?

    Thanks,

    Lauren
     
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    She could have sour crop. I've never had it, but you could search the net for that. I think the crop is squishy when they get it and they have a bad odor from the beak. Next time before you force feed, take a wiff and see what her breath smells like.

    Jody
     

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