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I have a RI Red chicken/hen that has been lethargic and off
I have a RI Red chicken/hen that has been lethargic and off balance for 4 days. Her comb was very dull or pale in color. She is one of 10 adult birds and 10 chicks, in our chicken run/coop. The other … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a hen and her comb use to stand up all the time and
I have a hen and her comb use to stand up all the time and was bright red now its a dull red and layed over on her head and the tips are a kinda light purple color and ever since she has been this way… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Sick chicken 4 yr old white hen. stopped laying. Normally
Sick chicken: 4 yr old white hen. stopped laying. Normally bright red comb now dark and drooping over. runny poop, greenish/white. rear end feathers always had poop stuck. Some vomiting. Lethargic Eye… read more
Dr. Coldiron
Dr. Coldiron
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Doctoral Degree
178 satisfied customers
hen: has had a pail combe and 2 days ago layed a soft shelled egg
For a few days one hen has had a pail combe and 2 days ago layed a soft shelled egg. she still seems to be bright in her self. She layed every day prior to this and had no problems. I am worried she i… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
4,244 satisfied customers
We have a one year old golden comet who has become very
Hi. We have a one year old golden comet who has become very lethargic over the last few days, has diarrhea, and whose comb is getting paler. She's seeming to have difficulty standing st times. We've t… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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we have a hen who a soft-shelled egg a few days ago.
we have a hen who laid a soft-shelled egg a few days ago. yesterday we noticed that her comb was flopped over but she was still eating. today she was not eating and is not very energetic. we notice th… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have a hen who is very bright and alert beautiful red comb
I have a hen who is very bright and alert beautiful red comb not mites but can't stand up, is feeding and taking water what shall I do?… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
hen: that is gasping..whose comb and head area..bright red to dark red
I have a Barred Rock hen that is gasping for air and whose comb and head area has changed from bright red to dark red.… read more
Fiona Steel
Fiona Steel
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Bachelor's Degree
224 satisfied customers
My chicken has droopy tail feathers. She is alert, eating
My chicken has droopy tail feathers. She is alert, eating and drinking. Her comb is red and she has bright eyes. What could be the problem?… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
There. I have a hen that has been lethargic for about a
Hi, there. I have a hen that has been lethargic for about a week. Her comb is sometimes more purple. She is moving okay, but her bustle is droopy and she is not too interested in eating. She will eat … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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DVM
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I have a 6 Mo old black sex link hen that is lethargic, comb
I have a 6 Mo old black sex link hen that is lethargic, comb and wattles are somewhat discolored. comb is folded over. The chicken is having convulsions in the neck area. It is not eating or drinking … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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DVM
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I have chickens About ten hens and one rooster, I have noticed
I have chickens About ten hens and one rooster, I have noticed over the last few weeks some of them have been losing feathers and skin looks bumpy, I have noticed that all other chickens have been pec… read more
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Anna
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My hen has a flopped over comb, is lethargic,and staying to herself. We have recently intr
My hen has a flopped over comb, is lethargic,and staying to herself. We have recently introduced 1 new hen and 2 pullets to the flock(which is 8 hens.) We also culled the flock of the only rooster as … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
My chicken is puffed up, lethargic, comb looks like it has
my chicken is puffed up, lethargic, comb looks like it has become smaller, not so red, other chickens are picking on her. she seems to be eating and drinking?… read more
Dr Linda
Dr Linda
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Doctoral Degree
1,847 satisfied customers
I'm praying it's not too late but we have an ~16-18wk old
I'm praying it's not too late but we have an ~16-18wk old hen who over the last few days has been seen doing the following and all symptoms have worsened with each day: Eyes closed most of the time Ey… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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Year old rhode island hen,currently laying,found her prostrate,head pu
Year old rhode island hen,currently laying,found her prostrate,head pulled over her back,eye seems bright,comb is moderate in temp, feet pulled up underbody, and cool to touch, crop feels empty,nares … read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
4,244 satisfied customers
I have a sick hen. She has had diarrhoea for a few weeks and
I have a sick hen. She has had diarrhoea for a few weeks and her comb has lost all colour. Another hen died of similar symptoms a few monthe ago. What can I do?… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
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19,550 satisfied customers
hen: breed..red comb, but it is droopy, she is lethargic and very slow
HI. I have 8hens, Isla Red is the breed, there is one hen who is under par, she has a red comb, but it is droopy, she is lethargic and very slow on the walk. They have a coop that is cleaned regularly… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
4,244 satisfied customers
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