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Pasty, puffed up. Sleeping alone. Fluttering wings.
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I have a baby chick with a swollen vent. We just noticed it
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What should we do if one of our laying hens just an egg
What should we do if one of our laying hens just laid an egg without a shell? We add oyster shell to her feed so there's that available for her...… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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2,940 satisfied customers
I think my hen is egg bound. I have given her calcium and an
I think my hen is egg bound. I have given her calcium and an epsom salt bath, and put vegetable oil in her vent twice. She still has not laid an egg! What should I do next? … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Vent gleet treating with apple cider vinegar water for over
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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She's droopy, ruffled up, lethargic. Pasty with runny poop.
She's droopy, ruffled up, lethargic. Pasty butt with runny poop. Doesn't want to get up. Holds her butt down when she does … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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I have one hen that has a bright area around her vent or
I have one hen that has a bright white area around her vent or rear area. I do not see any signs of infection or lethargy. Should I be worried? … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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My Rhode Island Red, one and one half yrs old has stopped
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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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Chicken started limping 5 days ago ,R leg increased to total
chicken started limping 5 days ago ,R leg increased to total paralysis, still eating, but just sits, eats some, I have used syringe to hydrate and started poultry vitamin, poop watery, area below vent… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
47,417 satisfied customers
I have a 3 yr old Bard Rock hen who has been a bit thin in
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Andrea Scheer
Andrea Scheer
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my chickens, all hens, have feathers missing around their vent
my chickens, all hens, have feathers missing around their vent areas, some of them are red and scabbed over, one had a pasty white discharge. I gave them a bath in Epsom salt and put coconut oil on th… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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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 pet chicken that has laid 3 1/2 eggs with no shells.
i have a pet chicken that has laid 3 1/2 eggs with no shells. her back side below her vent is swollen too. she has laid a couple of eggs in between the weird ones that appeared to be just fine. she se… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Chicken not laying, eating very little, inactive, whitish substance
Chicken not laying, eating very little, inactive, whitish substance on feathers around vent… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Please can you advise me. Yesterday I noticed a white viscous
Please can you advise me. Yesterday I noticed a white viscous 'membrane' hanging from my chickens vent. Which she happily let me wipe away. She was eating and drinking but did sit quietly for a couple… read more
Dr. Lisa
Dr. Lisa
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3 oof our ladies came out this morning but flo didnot. she
3 oof our ladies came out this morning but flo didnot. she is standing and feeling very rigid all over. She is not coughing, sneezing or making any unusual sounds, just standing. I isoliated her and p… read more
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Our Rhode Island Red hen of 9 months old has not laid an egg
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Dr. C
Dr. C
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Doctoral Degree
415 satisfied customers
My question is poultry related. I have 1 dozen mixed breed
My question is poultry related. I have 1 dozen mixed breed laying hens. One of my Rhode Island Red hens started showing diarreah (yellow in color) on her vent feathers. Also she had her tail feathers … read more
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Dr. MD Stafford
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35 years in general practice, including avian.

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