Well as you seem to be witnessing with your own eyes Chickens can very clearly vomit. They can do this after drinking excessive amounts of water particularly in very hot weather it helps cool them. It can also be indicitive of sour crop or impacted crop. The ‘vomit’ is usually clear water.
The next thing we wanted the answer to was, can chickens throw up?
Like we said, chicken cannot throw up like the way humans do. To be more specific, they are not able to contract the muscles of their diaphram, neck, and abdomen to upchuck things out of their upset stomachs like people usually do when vomiting.
What happens when a Chicken eats too much food?
This problem—called crop impaction, crop binding, or pendulous crop—can occur when a chicken eats too much, too quickly. In this condition, even if a chicken continues to eat, the feed cannot pass the impacted crop.
How do chickens digest their food?
As you probably already know, if you’re a chicken person (and you probably are, if you’re looking at this page) chickens possess a muscular pouch along the esophagus called the ‘crop’. It stores feed prior to entering the proventriculus, where digestive enzymes will be deposited before being passed into the gizzard.
Get her to a vet – chickens do not get colds like we do but have respiritory infections and it would appear that whatever was ailing your hen is still not sorted out. Drinking copius amounts of water can indicate kidney problems amongst other things. Staffies are softer than you think.
Can You Smell the chicken’s breath?
I drew on my vast wealth of Google-knowledge for the next step in the diagnostic procedure: to smell the chicken’s breath. If it had an “offensive odour,” it could mean “sour crop” which is a worse problem yet, and usually results in (you guessed it) chicken noodle soup., and or dumplings., and stewed chicken.
Then, why do my chickens smell like they have impacted crops?
If their crops are still full in the morning before you let them out it may indicate either sour crop or impacted crop. Sour crop is a result of feed in the crop starting to ferment and the crop usually feels full and mushy hence the smell whereas impacted crop feels hard and is due to a blockage.
What does it mean if my CHX vomit?
It can also be indicitive of sour crop or impacted crop. The ‘vomit’ is usually clear water. Dark coloured chx such as Barnevelders, or RIR or Black Rocks, are more susceptible to heat stress than light ones such as Light Sussex.