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I just noticed that the backs of 3 of my chickens, just about
I just noticed that the backs of 3 of my chickens, just about the tail area, are missing feathers and have a little blood showing. One of the chickens, the one with the biggest area like this, has a y… read more
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I have 3 1 year old hens living in the garden free range, access
I have 3 hens free range in garden. 1 ill 22nd April. Unbalanced as if drunk but laid. No outward signs of illness or diarrhoea. Weds 23rd more wobbly. No egg. No visible symptoms. Clean healthy vent,… read more
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My peahen is lethargic, has been sleeping with her head tucked
My peahen is lethargic, has been sleeping with her head tucked in for most of the last week. She's 8 years old. It's been very cold here, but the peacock and chickens are lively. Checked her for mites… read more
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Sun evening I noticed one of our Delaware hens could not get
Sun evening I noticed one of our Delaware hens could not get up into the coop/roost, so I sat her in & didn't think much about it. Mon morning she couldn't get out of the coop so I isolated her with w… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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What could cause a healthy hen to have a soft, liquified egg
What could cause a healthy hen to have a soft, liquified egg stuck in her vent, accompanied by blood? Her vent is swolen and red, and she is lethargic. She is eating and drinking, but not acting right… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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I have a nearly 2 year old Rhode Island Red hen. She has not
I have a nearly 2 year old Rhode Island Red hen. She has not been laying for more than 6 months. Is in a pen and housing by herself. I have several other Rhodies that each have their own private pen a… read more
Dr_Kitty
Dr_Kitty
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I have a buff orpington hen, 8 months old, who seems to have
I have a buff orpington hen, 8 months old, who seems to have alot of yellow-colored stool that does not clear off of the vent area. It looks like she is trying to go to the bathroom, but when she look… read more
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Dr_Kitty
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Doctoral Degree
122 satisfied customers
My chicken looks puff up all over, especially near its tail.
My chicken looks puff up all over, especially near its tail. It has a googy whitish to yellowish look near its buttom. It is not eating and is making a low sound (sometimes when they are laying they m… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
One of my banties has been laying soft shell eggs and dropping
One of my banties has been laying soft shell eggs and dropping them from the roost rather than getting into the nest. This occurs either in the night or early morning. She is now displaying messy wet … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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My chickens have lost or are losing their down feathers around
My chickens have lost or are losing their down feathers around their vents. What is this and is it contagious? Are their eggs okay to eat with this?… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
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I had a chicken die in the coop about 2 1/2 weeks ago. Upon
I had a chicken die in the coop about 2 1/2 weeks ago. Upon inspection it had a full crop blackish green discoloration in the abdomen. When cut open there was a bad odor and black stuff in abdominand … read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
hen: which is about 28 weeks old..for laying eggs..runt
We have a hen which is about 28 weeks old. She is a light sussex & we got her for laying eggs only along with 6 other hens. This particular hen has always been a bit scruffy compared to her lady frien… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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Hi, need some advice. I have a black rock chicken which may
Hi, need some advice. I have a black rock chicken which may or may not have a swollen abdo. She has been a bit sluggish for a few days .Also there was a lot of hard poo stuck to her bottom. I caught h… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
i have a chicken thats not full off live last few days not
i have a chicken thats not full off live last few days not steedy on her feed not scrating like the others all fluffed up and just stands around closing her eyes alot tho she would sleep where she sta… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
One of my hens has been standing around with her eyes shut.
One of my hens has been standing around with her eyes shut. She was laying, not she stopped. Could she be ill? (I liven in a suburban area and have 4 hens in a backyard coop.) Thanks! Charlie… read more
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Dr. C
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Doctoral Degree
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Hi, Have an Isa Brown hen aged about 21/2 years. She stands
Hi, Have an Isa Brown hen aged about 21/2 years. She stands in one place the whole day and doesn't struggle when picked up. She has a pale comb which is still erect, is puffed up and shivering/trembli… read more
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Bachelor's Degree
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hens: laying..egg..Listless, vent pasting, coccidiosis like stance.
I have laying hens and we have been finding one egg with blood on the shell. Now one hen appears to be ill. Listless, vent pasting, coccidiosis like stance. Is the blood on the egg a indication of a c… read more
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Andrea Roberts
veterinary surgeon
Bachelor's Degree
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hen: yr old..lethargic, just found her w/ vent area..worms..Feathers
4 yr old hen, lethargic, just found her w/ vent area full of tiny grayish tubular shaped wriggling worms. Feathers in some disarray. What is this???? Can it be cured??? I have 8 3mo pullets and 3 adul… read more
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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