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I have a 21 week old hen with a prolapse vent. I bathed her
I have a 21 week old hen with a prolapse vent. I bathed her last night, cleaned the tissue, pushed it back in, and blow dryed her feathers. She is isolated from the rest of the flock. This morning, th… read more
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My Buff Orpington is walking funny, she looks like she unbalanced. She is eating and drinking. She was fine yesterday but this morning was wobbling around. I have examined her feet and her legs and th… read more
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DrPatsyFields
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I have a buff Orpington hen that is 12 weeks old. She is the
I have a buff Orpington hen that is 12 weeks old. She is the runt of the flock. She was in the coop with 4 other chickens and something spooked them. She ended up getting trampled. She acts like her n… read more
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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
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Several of my chickens are suffering from pasted vent. Even after I t
Several of my chickens are suffering from pasted vent. Even after I try to clean it, they usually don't survive. They start out with just pasting, then become more and more lethargic, finally just fin… read more
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I have 4 buff orpingtons that are 4yrs old. All have not
I have 4 buff orpingtons that are 4yrs old. All have not laid any eggs this year. One I call Big Momma had a swollen crop (not much just for me to notice) and fluid was coming out of her mouth. So I v… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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I have a buff orpington hen, 8 months old, who seems to have
I have a buff orpington hen, 8 months old, who seems to have alot of yellow-colored stool that does not clear off of the vent area. It looks like she is trying to go to the bathroom, but when she look… read more
Dr_Kitty
Dr_Kitty
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Hi, we have a flock of eleven one year old hens, no roosters.
Hi, we have a flock of eleven one year old hens, no roosters. Four are Barred Rocks, four Rhode Island Reds, one Buff Orpington and two white Sex Links. For several months a number of them have been l… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
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Two of my four hens have ruffed-up looking feathers on their
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Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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We have a Buff Orpington hen about 2.5 yrs old who had
We have a Buff Orpington hen about 2.5 yrs old who had feathers lost on the front of her neck and her brest/bell area. The breast/belly area has one crusted sore and one red raw looking area. She is e… read more
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One hen could not walk. I put her in a cage. She ate and drank
One hen could not walk. I put her in a cage. She ate and drank well. I washed her rear end and kept her clean. 3 weeks : she died. Now a rooster is exhibiting the same problem. He can still walk a lit… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
I found one of my buff Orpington hens dead with no apparent
I found one of my buff Orpington hens dead with no apparent signs of trauma. I noticed that some of the other hens are missing feathers on their lower backs near their tail feathers. I also have a roo… read more
Dr. B.
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We have a one year old Buff Orpington "Bertha" whos co
We have a one year old Buff Orpington "Bertha" who's comb and waddles have become very pale in the last 24 hours. She was very lethargic this morning, but is out foraging with her 6 hen-mates now. She… read more
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We have 6 hens, three rhode island reds and 3 buff orpingtons.
We have 6 hens, three rhode island reds and 3 buff orpingtons. One of the Buffs has become very lethargic, laboured breathing and wont go upstairs into coop in evenings. Very little movement during th… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
Rooster: runny nose, swolen eyes..breathing..feed store says..neomycin
I have a Buff Orpington Rooster that has severe congestion problem, runny nose, Swolen eyes very dropy..and we are starting to notice others with a gurgle when breathing.. What type med do you reccome… read more
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chickens: backyard..One is molting, is loosing weight
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Dr. Elaine
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Doctoral Degree
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We have a small flock of 7 hens and one rooster. Born in late
We have a small flock of 7 hens and one rooster. Born in late March 2009, most began laying early to mid August. Our 2 Buff Orpingtons are causing concern. One insists on brooding and we have isolated… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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How do you treat hens that are already laying for coccidia
How do you treat hens that are already laying for coccidia? All the sulfa drugs state you cannot eat the eggs. Is that just during the 6 day treatment? Everything I read is for baby chicks not older h… read more
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