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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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My hens have mites and they are so uncomfortable. How can I get rid of them? … read more
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My Silver French Maran has injured her middle toe. Looks
My Silver French Maran has injured her middle toe. Looks lacerated. Have no idea how it happened. She is limping but moving and hopping. … read more
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Is it useful to vaccinate adult chickens for Mareks that are kept in a separate coop after you've had a case of Mareks on your property?… read more
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Last night when I locked up my coop all of my girls were
Last night when I locked up my coop all of my girls were there. I couldnt find one of my hens this morning and found her sitting in one spot shivering. It is cold here (low teens last night) and we ha… read more
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My hen has lost a lot of feathers especially around her
My hen has lost a lot of feathers especially around her neck. There is black looking patches. I'm afraid I have a massive mite infestation. We have cleaned the coop and treated with DE. I have seven c… read more
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She's laying down a lot. I checked her vent and feet. both
She's laying down a lot. I checked her vent and feet. both seemed fine. when i called them for treats the others ran but she hopped across the yard. She is now laying down in a crate in the basement. … read more
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I have a flock of 5 pullets and 1 rooster. 2 weeks ago, one
I have a flock of 5 pullets and 1 rooster. 2 weeks ago, one of my hens (4 month old Coco Maran) was sneezing and had an eye injury. She also had a runny nose. I took her to a local bird vet and they g… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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I came online to seek help rooster with a very red. I
good morning, I came online to seek help for my rooster with a very red butt. I suspected it was from being very "active" with 5 hens and the girls are just now matured and starting yo lay eggs should… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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I have lost two birds in the past two months. The one that
I have lost two birds in the past two months. The one that I have now that has not been interacting with the other chickens since yesterday. I put her in her nesting box last night and today she has n… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
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I think I sent in my question a moment ago but did not get a
I think I sent in my question a moment ago but did not get a confirmation... I am in need of a chicken expert. Not birds. I have a flock of young hens that have been dying over the past few months. I … read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have one hen who is 5 months old and has shown a rapped sign
I have one hen who is 5 months old and has shown a rapped sign of being lethargic,hold its head up , can't keep eyes open, wont drink and now hv second chicken starting to show signs ? Thanks Glenn… read more
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Hello. About two months ago I found my 1 yr old Black Cooper
Hello. About two months ago I found my 1 yr old Black Cooper Marans hen lying on the ground in the coop. She was extremely dehydrated. She seemed barely alive (completely limp, toes curled etc.) Only … read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
one of my chickens is laying eggs without shells, in fact most
one of my chickens is laying eggs without shells, in fact most times latley there is not any soft shell only slime, I think I know which one as she is being chased or pecked at by another, there is pl… read more
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I recently purchased 4 laying hens. I was told they were aprox.
I recently purchased 4 laying hens. I was told they were aprox. 1 year old. one Americana who lays green eggs. Two reds and one blonde one, not sure the breed. I have had them now for two weeks, kept … read more
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I bought 8 chickens in june this year, after a few weeks they
I bought 8 chickens in june this year, after a few weeks they all started laying nearly every day. About 6 weeks ago I found one chicken had laid an egg covered in blood and she was bleeding badly fro… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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hen: 1. watering eyes 2. weak with a lack..4. today I noticed..bone
My four month old hen is in quarantine (3 weeks) with the following symptoms: 1. watering eyes 2. weak with a lack of balance 3. points her toes markedly, raising them almost to her chest, with each s… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
chicken: looked sleepy..one eye had little bubbles/foam..breathing
I have bought 4 chickens at an auction on Saturday, they all looked fine until today when one chicken looked sleepy and didn't come out of the coop. On closer examination the hen had one closed eye, o… read more
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Dr. Bob
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