What Is My Chicken Doing? Help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ChickenPeep, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    My favorite chicken (and also house-chicken) Ebony, is worrying me.
    She keeps doing this strange thing. It seems like she vomits, but she swallows it before it comes out all the way.[​IMG] It's very strange looking. She seems okay otherwise, although she has been sneezing a little.
    Is she okay? I'm worried about her. She's my favorite and I do't want anything to happen to her! [​IMG]
     
  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    If it's like a yawn/gag, I think most chickens do it. Some of mine do every time they see me-and think I have food.
     
  3. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    No, it's not. She is clearly slurping something back up. [​IMG]
     
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    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Does her crop empty normally?
     
  5. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    x2 What does her crop feel like and is it empty first thing in the morning before she has eaten anything?
     
  6. ladybirdb12

    ladybirdb12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As a parrot owner, my question is does it smell her up chuck? The sneezing could be her trying to eat before its out and could be going to her air sack (lungs) .the smell could be yeast infection in her crop
    Vet time
    Speaking as a parrot owner, am new on chicken.
     
  7. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    Well, she's fine now. I was getting worried. I think the problem was that she drank too much water. I've had chickens throw up after drinking too much before, but they have never swallowed it. Well... after all, Ebby is one strange bird.
     

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