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We have one hen who seems like she stays away from our
We have one hen who seems like she stays away from our rooster as much as she can, she is off on her own away from the flock lately and when she sees the rooster near she runs. The rooster doesn't see… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,440 satisfied customers
My Brown Shaver Hen only lays 2 or 3 eggs each week. Some
My Brown Shaver Hen only lays 2 or 3 eggs each week. Some smaller than a Quales egg, and some larger than a size 8, elongated, with the colour fading towards the pointed end. … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,440 satisfied customers
Pullet started walking funny, couldn't stay on roost. 2 days
Pullet started walking funny, couldn't stay on roost. 2 days later, much worse. Legs akimbo, can't stand. Wants to eat and drink. Gave her electrolytes with dropper and isolated her. Back story, broug… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,440 satisfied customers
I have a young pullet recently started laying, her eggs have
I have a young pullet recently started laying, her eggs have had soft shells .. she is now huddled into a corner all day. I have separated her from the others. She doesn't appear to be egg bound . Her… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
43,851 satisfied customers
Blood on the outside of eggs at time of layingCannibalism
Blood on the outside of eggs at time of laying Cannibalism problem in my flock of multi aged layers… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
43,851 satisfied customers
Hello, I have a sick chicken, I noticed a few days ago that
Hello, I have a sick chicken, I noticed a few days ago that she was laying eggs that the shells where very soft and she was laying them as they slept. Yesterday I noticed her "puffed up" under a tree … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
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
Sun evening I noticed one of our Delaware hens could not get
Sun evening I noticed one of our Delaware hens could not get up into the coop/roost, so I sat her in & didn't think much about it. Mon morning she couldn't get out of the coop so I isolated her with w… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have a black australorp pullet which has just come onto lay
I have a black australorp pullet which has just come onto lay at the the beginning of April. The day that she laid her first egg, she had a prolapse of the Oviduct which I was able to successfully red… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have about 40 chickens that have feather loss on their rear
I have about 40 chickens that have feather loss on their rear ends. And I have a couple of them that have a knot or swollen area in their breast. Can you help what do I do?… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have 23 laying hens, 4 of them have red,swollen, featherless
I have 23 laying hens, 4 of them have red,swollen, featherless vents. They seem fine other than that, the production is down some. The ones affected are almost 2 years old. What am I dealing with and … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
hen: month old..old blue..not layed an egg for 4 days..tail feathers
I have a 7 month old Blue Andolusian hen who has not layed an egg for 4 days and today she some out of her house but did not eat all day. Instead, she found a quiet place under some hedges and stood t… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
Never having fowls before, I bought 3 brown leghorns as point
Never having fowls before, I bought 3 brown leghorns as point of lay pullets. Two are fine and laying well. One is getting thinner and thinner. Its comb has gone to nothing and it is spending most of … read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
I have a 1 year old hen, sits alot. doesnt appear ill, keeps
I have a 1 year old hen, sits alot. doesn't appear ill, keeps her tail pointed down when she stands or walks. There is some yellow crusted discharge on feathers near vent and around vent but nothing e… read more
Andrea Roberts
Andrea Roberts
veterinary surgeon
Bachelor's Degree
1,292 satisfied customers
hens: laying..egg..Listless, vent pasting, coccidiosis like stance.
I have laying hens and we have been finding one egg with blood on the shell. Now one hen appears to be ill. Listless, vent pasting, coccidiosis like stance. Is the blood on the egg a indication of a c… read more
Andrea Roberts
Andrea Roberts
veterinary surgeon
Bachelor's Degree
1,292 satisfied customers
Our Rhode Island Red hen of 9 months old has not laid an egg
Our Rhode Island Red hen of 9 months old has not laid an egg for over one week. She has a build up of feces on her vent feathers. Closer inspection showed a almond -sized "beige" colored ball. This wa… read more
Dr. C
Dr. C
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
415 satisfied customers
I noticed that one of my chickens a Barred rock was very red
I noticed that one of my chickens a Barred rock was very red under her wings the breasts area and the feathers were gone. She seems to fluff her feathers out a little but I saw it red and bald.… read more
Deb Jankura
Deb Jankura
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
320 satisfied customers
hen: yr old..lethargic, just found her w/ vent area..worms..Feathers
4 yr old hen, lethargic, just found her w/ vent area full of tiny grayish tubular shaped wriggling worms. Feathers in some disarray. What is this???? Can it be cured??? I have 8 3mo pullets and 3 adul… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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