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We have a hen about 6 months old. Started limping a couple
We have a hen about 6 months old. Started limping a couple weeks ago. Both legs seemed ok and good strength at the “hip” when I rugged. Seemed like the “knee” joint maybe was “sprained” or something. … read more
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2 of 3 chickens have not been laying eggs for a couple
2 of 3 chickens have not been laying eggs for a couple months. Seem healthy otherwise. Layed fine the 1st year. Are in 2nd year and are Buff Orpingtons. No discharge, odor, worms, etc. and are eating … read more
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DrPatsyFields
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We recently started our flock with 5 week-old 'chicks'.
We recently started our flock with 5 week-old 'chicks'. Today, we discovered that one of them (a buff Orpington) has a rather bloody vent and is being pecked by the others. Given her age and the fact … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
45,685 satisfied customers
I have a buff Orpington hen that is 12 weeks old. She is the
I have a buff Orpington hen that is 12 weeks old. She is the runt of the flock. She was in the coop with 4 other chickens and something spooked them. She ended up getting trampled. She acts like her n… read more
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Dr. Strope
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778 satisfied customers
She's lethargic and puffed up. Chicken, bantam Brahmin. A
a few days, seems to be eating ok. Is missing a friend who is staying at another farm for a bit … read more
DrPatsyFields
DrPatsyFields
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I have 6 buff orpingtons and Today I went outside and she
I have 6 buff orpingtons and Today I went outside and she was laying in the sun, I figured she was just sun bathing but when I returned later in the day before sunset she was still laying there just p… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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I have a hen (bared Rock) that was having some balance
I have a hen (bared Rock) that was having some balance issues and is now unable to stand in her own. She eats and drinks(with some assistance) her comb is normal looking. She is about 10 months old. … read more
Bonnie Gaia
Bonnie Gaia
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My buff Orpington is itching and jumpy and just wants to lie
My buff Orpington is itching and jumpy and just wants to lie in one of the nesting boxes … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
45,685 satisfied customers
Yes, I have 6 chickens that have a large coop and run and 1
Yes, I have 6 chickens that have a large coop and run and 1 started to develop a bald spot on its back side and it became red. we applied pick-no-more and the redness seemed less but still bald. We th… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
4,244 satisfied customers
6 month old hen acting subdued and not interested in food.
For the past few days one of our hens has been acting differently. When we let them out to free range she goes to a spot up on a hill by the air conditioner and sits there puffed out. All of the other… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
45,685 satisfied customers
Dear Dr. Bob, I also have a question about feathering. One
Dear Dr. Bob, I also have a question about feathering. One of my chickens did not seem to get her healthy feathers back after moulting. She is the only one of my 4 that have this problem. The feathers… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Two of my four hens have ruffed-up looking feathers on their
Two of my four hens have ruffed-up looking feathers on their backs just where the tail feathers begin to rise upward. Should I be concerned. They seem healthy in every other way.… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
4,244 satisfied customers
We have a one year old Buff Orpington "Bertha" whos co
We have a one year old Buff Orpington "Bertha" who's comb and waddles have become very pale in the last 24 hours. She was very lethargic this morning, but is out foraging with her 6 hen-mates now. She… read more
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EmergencyVets
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Doctoral Degree
634 satisfied customers
8x10 area, now devoid of grass but covered with baled straw..bedding
We have five layers housed in a very nice 8x10 shed with three windows and a skylight. During the day, they are out in a 8x10 area, now devoid of grass but covered with baled straw. The large coop has… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
chickens: backyard..One is molting, is loosing weight
I have 6 backyard chickens all about 9mo. old. One is molting, is loosing weight, and has bottom portion of her waddel has some whiteish and peeling stuff. Should I be worried?… 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
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
We have a Buff Orphington who has a black, infected, smelly
We have a Buff Orphington who has a black, infected, smelly spot on her skin. She seems to be hiding in the corner of the coop, and is not active. What could this be?… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
Hi there. We have a mallard duck that has returned for her
Hi there. We have a mallard duck that has returned for her third season with us. It has been a joy having her return each year. Last year she had five ducklings and was a protective and attentive moth… read more
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Dr. Laura Devlin, DVM, DABVP
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