water (liquid) from the beak?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Gazinga, May 11, 2009.

  1. Gazinga

    Gazinga Chook Norris

    i have a one week old turkey chick, every time i pick it up, it expels water ( clear liquid) from the beak. Whats teh deal? it seems healthy otherwise, perfectly normal. WHat is it doing?

    Any ideas?
     
  2. Gazinga

    Gazinga Chook Norris

    bump
     
  3. Gazinga

    Gazinga Chook Norris

    bump agian
     
  4. firedove

    firedove Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 10, 2008
    Fitzwilliam NH
    Sometimes if a bird's crop is full of water it will come back out through the beak if the bird gets upset or the crop is squeezed.
     
  5. kingmt

    kingmt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have turkey but all my ducklings done this.
     
  6. Gazinga

    Gazinga Chook Norris

    so i guess its kinda normal?
     
  7. firedove

    firedove Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 10, 2008
    Fitzwilliam NH
    Yeah, just be careful not to squeeze your poults crop when you pick him up. If it is fright that is causing it he will get over that the more you work with him.
     

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