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My hen has been ailing for a couple of weeks now. She is
Hi. My hen has been ailing for a couple of weeks now. She is trailing her tail/back side on the ground and waddles like a duck. Her crest is floppy and she has a poop backside. But she's eating. … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My chicken is sitting all the time and when she does walk
My chicken is sitting all the time and when she does walk she's waddling. I managed to get her to drink some water with apple cider vinegar but she only took like one sip. … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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My chicken (one of 8 ex battery hens collected 4th August 12)
My chicken (one of 8 ex battery hens collected 4th August 12) has become unwell today. All other chickens very well. Symptoms: Very watery discharge from vent. Approx. 10mls at a time. Blue tinge to c… read more
Dr_Kitty
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Hello, I have just brought home my first 3 hens today. These
Hello, I have just brought home my first 3 hens today. These lovely ladies are ex battery hens. But on my journey home I noticed that all of them have a slight clear discharge from their nasal passage… read more
Dr_Kitty
Dr_Kitty
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Hi, my 4 yr old ex battery hen - who is very much a well loved
Hi, my 4 yr old ex battery hen - who is very much a well loved pet!! has just had a lot of feathers missing to her front over the past few days and her under belly quite red looking although no blood … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
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7,940 satisfied customers
18 month old home bred cockerel who has been off colour..past 2 weeks
Hi. I have a 18 month old home bred cockerel who has been off colour for past 2 weeks. I originally thought he was moulting so added a moulting tonic to the water. I wormed him 10 days ago as I notice… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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7,940 satisfied customers
hen: has diarrhea..feathers..alert..now as active as usual, drinks
I think my Rhode Island Red hen has diarrhea. She has white residue on her rear end feathers, her rear end seems dirty, and I saw her elimate some yellow-green looking poop today. She has really slowe… read more
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Fiona Steel
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Hello my hen is lethargic, droopy comb and has very watery
Hello my hen is lethargic, droopy comb and has very watery poo. She eats ok but appears to be very thirsty and cannot keep up with the other hens. She is fluffed up and goes to bed early. She is not l… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
hen: that has her feathers fluffed..than usual..laying..cage
Dear Vet I have a hen that has her feathers fluffed up and is far quieter than usual, and standing with her head resting on her chest.Most unusual. She is ex battery, I have had her for almost a year,… read more
Fiona Steel
Fiona Steel
Veterinarian
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My nine year old hen has a swollen abdomin and waddles like
My nine year old hen has a swollen abdomin and waddles like a duck. She green & white diharrea. I thought maybe she was egg bound but she hasn't layed eggs in years. She eats & drinks but seems to be … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
Hi I hope you can help, It started last winter when we found
Hi I hope you can help, It started last winter when we found one of our ducks dead, it was fit and healthy when put to bed but was dead in the morning, it happened to a second duck, we put this down t… read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
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Hello there, I have an ex battery hen that Ive had for
Hello there, I have an ex battery hen that I've had for jut over two weeks. She has seemed fine s far, but today I noticed she wasn't roaming with the other three ex batts. I noticed this afternoon th… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
hens: black one started to lay eggs, the ginger one did not.
Last July I got 2 hens from "Omlet". A black one and ginger one, both on the point of lay. The black one started to lay eggs, the ginger one did not. (In October I introduced 3 ex-battery hens). The g… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
I have a white leghhorn hen maybe 4 years old who for 3 or
I have a white leghhorn hen maybe 4 years old who for 3 or 4 days has been standing up like a duck, tail draging on the ground. she's having a little trouble moving around, can't fly to a roost, at ni… read more
Fiona Steel
Fiona Steel
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Bachelor's Degree
224 satisfied customers
We have 3 ex battery hens.... One of which has a red protruding
We have 3 ex battery hens.... One of which has a red protruding bottom. She seems fine within herself, eating, drinking and passing pooh properly. Her feathers aren't growing back around her back end.… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
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Doctoral Degree
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I have 5 ex-battery hens since last Sept. One has had bad diarrhoea
I have 5 ex-battery hens since last Sept. One has had bad diarrhoea for the last 2-3 days and her vent looks very sore. I have also had a soft shelled egg in the bottom of the hen house for the last c… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
hens: thriving and are looking really well, full feathers..came home
I got 15 ex battery hens two months ago. Most of them are thriving and are looking really well, full feathers, lovely looking combs etc. A vast improvement from the sorry looking birds that came home … read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Veterinarian Avian Health Consultant
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
hens: week I noticed..lethargic, inactive, wings drooping
I have had 10 ex battery hens for 2 months. with no problems last week I noticed 1 hen only off colour. lethargic, inactive, wings drooping off food loss of ferthers, It died after about 7 days. Anoth… read more
Dr. MD Stafford
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Dr. Bob

Dr. Bob

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35 years in general practice, including avian.

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233 satisfied customers

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