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My turkey hen is 5 1/2 months old. She is lethargic and
My turkey hen is 5 1/2 months old . She is lethargic and breathes from her mouth . He comb is more purple than the tom and she has diarrhea. … read more
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My chicken seemed very healthy, but fell il quick and died. She came out of the coop yesterday morning and fell onto her breast. I picked her up and petted her and removed her from the others, I thoug… read more
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Lost comb, A hen lost her comb, Not hurt, Barred rock 1.5
Lost comb JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the bird? Customer: A hen lost her comb JA: Where does the bird seem to hurt? Customer: Not hurt JA: OK. No obvious pain. What is the bird's… read more
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One of my hens has become very lethargic. Her comb and bib
One of my hens has become very lethargic. Her comb and bib are very pale and she's not eating properly. Any advise would be much appreciated. Regards Steve.… read more
Dr. Bob
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One of my hens is acting sick. Some of her symptoms: Lethargy
One of my hens is acting sick. Some of her symptoms: Lethargy and lack of appetite Green diarrhea Some purple discoloration on her comb, and her comb is droopy Drooping wings Occasional tremors, twist… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have a sick hen. She got sick about 4 days ago. Her comb
I have a sick hen. She got sick about 4 days ago. Her comb naturally flops over and it was pale and the underside was white. She was extremely lethargic, mostly just sitting in the nest box. Because o… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Several of my girls (i have 12) have very pale combs. one in
Several of my girls (i have 12) have very pale combs. one in particular is losing weight, pale comb, and i noticed another of the larger girls has been plucking and eating her feathers. What should i … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have a 3 year old hen and her comb and eye area are turning
I have a 3 year old hen and her comb and eye area are turning orange. Is this a sign of age, disease or nutrition? I have a sister hen to this one and she seems just fine. I have not noticed a drop in… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Hen: old) seems to be bloated / puffed out..eyes closed..lethargic
Hi, one of my Hen's (about a year old) seems to be bloated / puffed out. She is huddling away from the other chickens and has her eyes closed a lot. She is eating a little but seems very lethargic. He… read more
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My Barnevelder hen has a pale, shrivelled comb and wattle,
My Barnevelder hen has a pale, shrivelled comb and wattle, seems lethargic and loses her balance easily. Our other 3 hens (Sussex, Orpington and Isa Brown) all seem fine. The Barnevelder has been unwe… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
hens: months old..pale..bright red..smallish egg and this isnt
we have 4 hens that are 4-6 months old and only one is laying,2 are big black hens and the others brown, the 2 browns combs are small and pale the 2 blacks are bright red. It is one of the blacks that… read more
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224 satisfied customers
hens: seems anemic, what can I do to help her recover
Hi, I purchased 3 hens from a local fair...have dusted them for unwanted "guests" the one hen seems anemic, what can I do to help her recover ?… read more
Dr. Lisa
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One of my hens, Geronimo, is not well. She is a Buff Orpington,
One of my hens, Geronimo, is not well. She is a Buff Orpington, about 4 years. She is lethargic for a couple of days. Will drink small amounts of water, uninterested in food. Her comb is listing to th… read more
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Andrea Roberts
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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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Andrea Roberts
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I have a young light sussex hen that has gone pale coloured
I have a young light sussex hen that has gone pale coloured around the face seems to to be sneezing off her feed lerthargic at times could you help please She was bought with 3 other birds cockrel and… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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We have a small flock of 7 hens and one rooster. Born in late
We have a small flock of 7 hens and one rooster. Born in late March 2009, most began laying early to mid August. Our 2 Buff Orpingtons are causing concern. One insists on brooding and we have isolated… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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The comb on one of my ex battery hens has gone from bright
The comb on one of my ex battery hens has gone from bright red to a pale pink and she seems very listless and slow to eat. What can I do to improve her health?… read more
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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We have a year old hen who is sluggish, moves slowly and has
We have a year old hen who is sluggish, moves slowly and has developed a pale drooping comb in the last month. She sits on the eggs and is off by hersel away from the other 5 hens we keep. Can you adv… read more
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