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My hen has lost all her feathers on her underbelly and
Hi, my hen has lost all her feathers on her underbelly and heading around to the back of her vent. I have dusted her with diatomaceous earth. Is there anything else I can do? … read more
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My chicken is older and has never been a good mayor but she's always been very happy and friendly.She hasn't laid eggs in the last three months but has been very healthy otherwise. But today she is st… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Have (had) a dozen chickens six six (breed unknown - given
have (had) a dozen chickens six white six brown (breed unknown - given to me) - layers just coming up on a year old - one brown died today from what looks like a vent prolapse (quoting the wife - she … read more
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How long can eggs in your coop be ok to eat. I have 4
How long can eggs laid in your coop be ok to eat. I have 4 hens and today found 18 eggs in a place I did not know they were laying. i know they are at least 4 days old. I would appreciate you letting … read more
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One of my hens hasnt today. It is getting cold here and
One of my hens hasn't laid today. It is getting cold here and she is young. Not overly worried but when I cleaned coop was a large pile of coral coloured poop. More orange than bloody looking. Checked… read more
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I have (had) 31 Red Star hens and live the mexico border in
I have (had) 31 Red Star hens and live the mexico border in texas.It has been over 100 degrees and humid for this area . All the hens were laying an egg a day for over 6 months and app a week ago I di… read more
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One of our healthy looking Gold-sexlinked hens became very
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My hen is picking at her own backside near her vent. The skin
My hen is picking at her own backside near her vent. The skin is bare on either side behind her wings with just some down left immediately around the vent. She is still laying eggs but only a couple a… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
hen: rescue..death: A widened gate; Walking with the tail..pale
My third hen in a month has just died. Two were 6 years old, the one that died today was 4 years old and a rescue hen. They all seemed to have similar symptoms, and start to show about two weeks befor… read more
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We have 2 Jersey Giant hens and 1 Buff Orpington Pets, we live
We have 2 Jersey Giant hens and 1 Buff Orpington Pets, we live inthe north Georgia mountains. About a month or so agowe gotone very tinymisshappen egg. Cracked it and only albumen was in egg. This pas… read more
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Several of my two year old laying hens have appeared to have
Several of my two year old laying hens have appeared to have diahrea or thin droppings and the area around the anus opening is swollen and appears to be without good circulation. Their combs drop and … read more
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
hens: months old..pale..bright red..smallish egg and this isnt
we have 4 hens that are 4-6 months old and only one is laying,2 are big black hens and the others brown, the 2 browns combs are small and pale the 2 blacks are bright red. It is one of the blacks that… read more
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I have 3 2 yr old deleware laying hens. One has diarrhea and
I have 3 2 yr old deleware laying hens. One has diarrhea and scruffy nape feathers. She is active and seems to be eating and drinking like the others and her color is good. I feed a quality lay pellet… read more
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
My sex-link hen is walking hunched over with tail feathers
My sex-link hen is walking hunched over with tail feathers on the ground. She has yellow/greenish colored loose stool under her tail. A few of the other hens have a little loose stool on their vents a… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
chicken: month old..laying and lost control of the cloaca..egg..mites
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I just have a small back yard set up.....4 hens. I got them
I just have a small back yard set up.....4 hens. I got them all as chicks from a farm store after cleaning up the coop and yard and leaving it empty for several weeks after the last of my previous hen… read more
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Dr. Lisa
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I have a small flock of Rhode Island Reds One year old (5).for
I have a small flock of Rhode Island Reds One year old (5).for the past month to 6 weeks their feathers on their tummy and near tail on top have dropped with no new growth. thought they were broody bu… read more
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Have 4 brown hens about two and a half weeks. No eggs yet.
Have 4 brown hens about two and a half weeks. No eggs yet. One of them has been in the nest box all day either sitting or standing. Will not take any food. Usually run a mile when I am close but she i… read more
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