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I noticed that one of my chickens a Barred rock was very red
I noticed that one of my chickens a Barred rock was very red under her wings the breasts area and the feathers were gone. She seems to fluff her feathers out a little but I saw it red and bald.… read more
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Two of my chickens have lost all there breast feathers and are almost completely bald in this area, I clean out regularly and spray hen house with mitre spray. They seem happy and laying most days and… read more
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Dr. Bob
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hens: are of laying age and I have noticed..feathers look..soft
My hens are of laying age and I have noticed that some of them have a lump on the right breast that makes the feathers look different. I checked one of them out and found the lump to be soft like its … read more
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chickens: large amount of feathers on her breast / crop..black spots
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I have four chickens, two of them have lost their feathers
I have four chickens, two of them have lost their feathers around their neck and breast. I have had red mite but have sprayed and dusted the hens thoroughly with DIATOM, have cleaned the coupe and fum… read more
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sun conure: she lays eggs, and sometimes chews her toes..lethargic
My sun conure has plucked all her flight feathers on one side. She plucks her breast feathers when she lays eggs, and sometimes chews her toes. But right now she seems very lethargic and kinda shakey.… read more
Dr. Dan
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I have a Rhode Island Red who is pulling her own feathers on
I have a Rhode Island Red who is pulling her own feathers on her back and above her breast. The area above her breast is saging a lot compared to my other hens and feels like she's got a bunch of rock… read more
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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chicken: months old..pink..thin..I dealing with worms
A newly aquired chicken (approx 4-5 months old) has some red gelatanous substance in her stool with some almost red/pink tissue looking substance. When the stool is watered down there is long red thin… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
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2,854 satisfied customers
I have an egg laying chicken about 1year old, that has feathers
I have an egg laying chicken about 1year old, that has feathers missing on breast and is getting worse, now noticed yellow secretions all over the area, feet also looking a bit yellow. Breast bone qui… read more
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Andrea Roberts
veterinary surgeon
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I have a pair of Quaker Parrots. One of them is a feather
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I have a 1 y.o. ameracurana chicken who has a lump on her
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My chicken has a lump in her upper neck. It still has
My chicken has a lump in her upper neck. It still has feathers on it and the skin on the lump looks normal. It appeared after she was attacked by a opposum that took a chunk of feathers off of her nec… read more
Dr. B.
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I have a hen who has bald areas especially on wing joint,
i have a hen who has bald areas especially on wing joint, breast and crop and feathers are quill like maintaining their feather sheath. i have dusted and sprayed for lice/mites but no improvement. any… read more
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I have an African Gray. She is a doll... Her breast feathers
I have an African Gray. She is a doll... Her breast feathers are all but gone and her other feathers are sickly looking. The bird appears ingreat health . Talks up a storm. She is fedd her normal seed… read more
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Dr. Jo
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BA
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We have a hen that has a growth on the side of its head. It
We have a hen that has a growth on the side of its head. It is a spiral shape and the feathers on the breast are rapidly falling off. Can you offer some suggestions as to what this is and if it is con… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have 17 chickens. A week ago one of them lost a lot of her
I have 17 chickens. A week ago one of them lost a lot of her feathers (in one part of the chicken yard). At first I thought she'd been attacked by something, but now I believe she is ill. Her legs loo… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
chicken: Her feathers are intact..wound..her appetite and energy
We have a chicken that has what seems to be a large puffy area on her chest - below her neck near the breast bone. Her feathers are intact, there seems to be no sign of wound but her appetite and ener… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
My newly laying easter egger chicken has gone lame on her
My newly laying easter egger chicken has gone lame on her right side. She has been laying about 2 weeks. I noticed last week that she was laying around the coop more, and that her right wing was often… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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