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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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A chicken. Our chicken has been healthy but last night she
our chicken has been healthy but last night she isolated from other chickens and today she is listless and not walking around … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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Is the head shaking normal? She's a satin pullet, we just
Is the head shaking normal? She's a satin pullet, we just got her and were told she is around 2-3 months old and we noticed she twitches her head.… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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Lethargic, not moving about, not eating, drinking... doesn't
lethargic, not moving about, not eating, drinking... doesn't seem broody, ? sour crop, isolating herself from other hens.. … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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I have a 7 year old white fantail pigeon with splayed legs.
Greetings, I have a 7 year old white fantail pigeon with splayed legs. I just noticed this evening her vent area is very enlarged, hard mass. There are some lesions. Her vent opening is off to the sid… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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My chicken is lethargic, kind of dazed looking and behaving
My chicken is lethargic, kind of dazed looking and behaving strangely. She has not laid an egg in at least a couple of days and her crop seems sloshing with liquid and full. Her backside looks pasted … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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Girly is having wetter, runnier droppings today - I'm
Hi - Girly is having wetter, runnier droppings today - I'm putting water into her feed, and she eats a lot of it - She really doesn't drink water much at all - Do you know why she isn't drinking much … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I have a hen aprox 1year old , a silkie. she just started laying
I have a hen aprox 1year old , a silkie. she just started laying about a month ago, a few times the eggs have been just rubbery shells that seem to have leaked. today she has a rubbery shell partly ha… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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One elderly hen in our flock of eight died a week ago and now
One elderly hen in our flock of eight died a week ago and now another elderly hen seems to be exhibiting the same symptoms: suddenly lacking in energy, unable to use legs properly, not interested in e… read more
Dr_Kitty
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Hen just come into lay. Very lithargic, dirty vent area with
Hen just come into lay. Very lithargic, dirty vent area with the inside of the anus[?] hanging outside the body and inflamed… read more
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have 4 hens that are about 6 months old and lay. I have always
I have 4 hens that are about 6 months old and lay. I have always notiived orange loose stool, which I have thought to be cecal poop. They are mainly in a large 8ftx8ft coop with a hen house of 4x6 fee… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I rescued an old neglected chook from a neighbour, who I called
I rescued an old neglected chook from a neighbour, who I called Flossy, and she has a big lump of poo stuck to her featherless skin beneath her vent and it's collecting quite a big mass of poo. It has… read more
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Bachelor's Degree
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hens: two year old..diarrhea dripping..little more..thought maybe
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Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Hi, need some advice. I have a black rock chicken which may
Hi, need some advice. I have a black rock chicken which may or may not have a swollen abdo. She has been a bit sluggish for a few days .Also there was a lot of hard poo stuck to her bottom. I caught h… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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hen is not feeding and feathers round rear end (vent area )
hen is not feeding and feathers round rear end (vent area ) are discoloured -reddish colour… read more
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Our Rhode Island Red hen of 9 months old has not laid an egg
Our Rhode Island Red hen of 9 months old has not laid an egg for over one week. She has a build up of feces on her vent feathers. Closer inspection showed a almond -sized "beige" colored ball. This wa… read more
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Dr. C
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Doctoral Degree
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hen: yrs old..feathers puffed..little but not as active as usual
Ill hen ( Rhode Island hybrid) approx 3 yrs old. Standing huddled, feathers puffed up looking miserable & flicking head regularly with eyes closing. Still eating a little but not as active as usual.… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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My hen lost several feathers on one of her wings, a little
My hen lost several feathers on one of her wings, a little feather loss on her chest, and appears to be losing more feathers on the top of her head right behind her little comb. She is a Rhode Island … read more
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