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Does it make sense to take a sick chicken to the vet? It's
Does it make sense to take a sick chicken to the vet? It's laying down and closing it's eyes. … read more
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My chicken's comb gets very pale when laying and usually
My chicken's comb gets very pale when laying and usually returns to normal color after a few minutes but today she has stayed pale for a few hours after laying. Should I be doing something about this?… read more
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She has a droopy comb and waddle. The underside of her comb
She has a droopy comb and waddle. The underside of her comb has a pale spot. She seems a little slow moving, but it may just be that her comb is covering one eye and she can't see well. … read more
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Dr. Patsy Fields
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Why do you think this chicken egg have spots on it please?
Hi Dr. Smith,Why do you think this chicken egg have white spots on it please?My hens are 18 months old.To follow up on our previous conversation, the melatonin works great for my rooster but as you sa… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My Hen is lethargic. She doesn't seem to be eating or
My Hen is lethargic. She doesn't seem to be eating or drinking. Has a bit of diarrhea. I'm not sure what is wrong with her. … read more
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My chicken is acting lethargic and just wants to sleep most
My chicken is acting lethargic and just wants to sleep most of the time. She's 3 1/2 years old, so getting up there. I was able to get her to drink some apple cider vinegar water and that seemed to he… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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I have 7 Rhode Island Reds. Three of them are about 3 years
I have 7 Rhode Island Reds. Three of them are about 3 years old and the other four are about 6 months old. About ten days ago, one of the older hens didn't look right. She was moving more slowly than … read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
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Our dominant hen, Queenie, in a flock of three has become very
Our dominant hen, Queenie, in a flock of three has become very slow and unsteady in movement. Droppings wet, green, showing undigested grains. Plumage excellent, eyes bright but comb shrunken and pale… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
hens: be puffing and has got very weak, it spends..spends most
my grandaughters have 3 hens and one seems to be out of sorts, It seems to be puffing and has got very weak, it spends most of the time sitting down on the ground, hoping you can she some light on the… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have black Javas and Rhode Island reds and their cross which
I have black Javas and Rhode Island reds and their cross which is an Auburn Java. Some of the birds have pale combs, some have what appears to be white spots( like broken off feathers about the neck. … read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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One of my chickens is walking bow legged and her comb has turned
One of my chickens is walking bow legged and her comb has turned dark instead of the usual red. She was waddling instead of waking straight today. She is currently got her head tucked back under at he… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
I have a chicken that has been sick for over two weeks. My
I have a chicken that has been sick for over two weeks. My Buff hen is not eating. We feed her with a syringe in the morning and again at night. Giving her vitamins, antibiotics and baby food. She can… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
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Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
chicken: found dead in the pen after coming..feeding..watering..comb
We have had 1 leghorn chicken and one Leghorn rooster that have come down with a mysterious illness and now a third chicken seems to be dying. The first we just found dead in the pen after coming back… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
rooster: feather loss in spots..dark red..comb..he acts normal
A neighbor dropped off a rooster that has no rear or back feathers and shows some feather loss in spots on his breast. His skin is a dark red everywhere. His comb and wattle look fine and he acts norm… read more
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Bachelor's Degree
2,379 satisfied customers
chicken: dried..to be something eating away at the feathers..put down
I have a young chicken which is withdrawn. when i lifited each wing i can see a bit of dried discharge and what seems to be something eating away at the feathers on both wings. when picked up the hen … read more
Dr. Jaime
Dr. Jaime
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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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Andrea Roberts
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Bachelor's Degree
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My chicken seems lustless, keeps closing eye lids, and shakes
My chicken seems lustless, keeps closing eye lids, and shakes head side wards, please can you help… read more
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Andrea Roberts
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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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Deb Jankura
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