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We have 3 female ducks and 1 chicken who live together, we
We have 3 female ducks and 1 chicken who live together, we have noticed that lately that the ducks do not go into the coop at night, they hang out in the run (enclosed) and we don't even know if they … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,635 satisfied customers
My 3- year old hen hasn't any eggs since September. She
My 3- year old hen hasn't laid any eggs since September. She walks around her yard with her head up and her beaks open, like she's choking. She eats and drinks water but defers entirely to the other h… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,635 satisfied customers
My hen is sleeping constantly and not running towards
My hen is sleeping constantly and not running towards treets … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,635 satisfied customers
She is lethargic with diarrhea. Not too much interested in
She is lethargic with diarrhea. Not too much interested in eating but still packing around. She had fecal matter on her hind end. She has been eating a little green grass which at this point I'm restr… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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2,635 satisfied customers
She is acting fine as far as eating and drinking and laying
She is acting fine as far as eating and drinking and laying eggs, stools look good to. However, she won't get on the roosting bar at night ( for like 6 months or more) we have to put her on the bar ev… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,635 satisfied customers
I have an unusually large 3 year old Buff Orpington hen that
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,635 satisfied customers
Lethargic, no energy. Couldn't fly to the roost. Pessi is 3
Ayam cemani .. I had 3 hens die this year unexpected all at 5-6 months old. No symptoms… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,635 satisfied customers
I have 3 hens. All are Rhode Island REds. 2 were born in
I have 3 hens. All are Rhode Island REds. 2 were born in April and one of them is laying an egg daily for about 2-3 weeks now . The other one has not laid any eggs. Another one is about 4 years old an… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,635 satisfied customers
My silkie hen is tucking her under herself. Will not eat or
My silkie hen is tucking her under herself . Will not eat or drink without me hold her head to food and water. … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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DVM
45,887 satisfied customers
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ok. my showgirl has wry neck. Took her to vet and they did
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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Hi I have an Isa Brown hen that is about 9mths old and on
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A couple of my hens are loosing the feathers around their necks.
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
I have chicken that has always been so friendly but last night
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Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
I have a small flock 15 hens and a rooster, one of the older
I have a small flock 15 hens and a rooster, one of the older hens has been lethargic and standing separate from the flock. When she is outside her feathers are fluffed up w/ her head tucked close to t… read more
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Bachelor's Degree
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my 2 year old Brahma hen is hanging her head and acts like
my 2 year old Brahma hen is hanging her head and acts like there are no muscles in her neck. What can i do for her?… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
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Doctoral Degree
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chickens: roam..bed..question one, is still nesting on her own.
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Fiona Steel
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Bachelor's Degree
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Old English..head down..listless..Her eyes, however, are alert.
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