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My 3 yr old hen is acting more lethargic. No discharge eyes,
My 3 yr old hen is acting more lethargic. No discharge eyes, nose, comb darker red with hint of purple tips, Crop feels fine, checked vent, doesnt feel like any egg, had dried pop on her butt, feet lo… read more
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I have a buff orphington hen about 3-4 yrs. She has a
I have a buff orphington hen about 3-4 yrs. She has a swollen abdomen and dark, dark red comb. she's having trouble walking and is listless, but still eating well. Help! … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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DVM
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Bob, Many of my older hens (about 6yrs old) began dying with
Hi Dr. Bob, Many of my older hens (about 6yrs old) began dying with a month or a few weeks of eachother. I tried worming them, then giving probiotics. Recently my Crystal girl started with the same sy… read more
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DVM
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one of my Australorp chickens has developed a pale comb, has
one of my Australorp chickens has developed a pale comb, has been listless and now has diarrhea. The other chickens seem to be fine.… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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I have 3 1 year old hens living in the garden free range, access
I have 3 hens free range in garden. 1 ill 22nd April. Unbalanced as if drunk but laid. No outward signs of illness or diarrhoea. Weds 23rd more wobbly. No egg. No visible symptoms. Clean healthy vent,… read more
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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
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
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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
Fiona Steel
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We have 2 chooks , over 2 years old. One is ok the other has
We have 2 chooks , over 2 years old. One is ok the other has diahorrea a comb that has lost some colour & gone floppy; sits around not eating much - main worry is ejecting small amounts of pale grey l… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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hen: which is about 28 weeks old..for laying eggs..runt
We have a hen which is about 28 weeks old. She is a light sussex & we got her for laying eggs only along with 6 other hens. This particular hen has always been a bit scruffy compared to her lady frien… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
hen: lay..healthy..is now sneezing and has a dry discharge on her beak
About 10 days ago I purchased 3 point of lay light sussex from our local show and put in the hen house with our 4 other healthy birds. One of the new chickens is now sneezing and has a dry discharge o… read more
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Chickens: we lost one..show signs of not being well though
About 5 days ago we lost one of our Chickens (Rhode Island Red). There was no visable signs that I saw of her being sick. Our other RIR did show signs of not being well though. She has a light orange … read more
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
hen: was lying..listless..is eating scrambled egg (..drinking normally
The evening before last my hen was lying on the ground when the others when to roost. She was very listless and her comb has gone a dark colour, almost purple. I have isolated her and she is eating sc… read more
Dr. Lisa
Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
1,297 satisfied customers
Please can you advise on my sick chickens. I have/had 3 5
Please can you advise on my sick chickens. I have/had 3 5 month old buff sussex hens which I hatched. They have all been happily living together and free ranging in my garden. I had one very below par… read more
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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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
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Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
4,244 satisfied customers
chickens: to animal attacks..lay..listless..others comb appears fine
Hi, I have recently lost 2 chickens to animal attacks and replaced them with point of lay hens. The 2 that I still had reacted agressively at first but now seem to have become listless and the bigger … read more
Dr. Lisa
Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
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Help my hens are ill. One has just died. Her feathers turned
Help my hens are ill. One has just died. Her feathers turned yellow from white, she was listless. She is only 6 months or so old. Now the other two are looking peeky, they are moulting and dont want t… read more
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Dr. Pat
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I have 2 hens that are vey lethargic, both are limping and
I have 2 hens that are vey lethargic, both are limping and iv'e noticed they are shaking there heads as if to shake off a foreign body the blacksrocks comb has become very pale , but the sussex isn't … read more
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