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I am contacting about Snow, the chicken with salpingitis.
Hi there, I am contacting about Snow White, the chicken with salpingitis. She's been on medication for approximately 3 weeks now and has been laying some eggs. I think it's been 3 eggs in 4 or 5 days … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Snow also has some lumps and I might've shown them before
Hi Dr. Smith, Snow White also has some lumps and I might've shown them before but they are very noticeable compared to her other leg so I was wondering if you have any input. Thanks!… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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I think my chicken is egg bound. Think since yesterday i see
thanks. Think since yesterday i see egg shells soft … read more
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One of my young hes was laying normal eggs a few weeks a go,
One of my young hes was laying normal eggs a few weeks a go, then suddenly she layis laying eggs with a very thin eggshell and some bumps on it. What is causing … read more
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Water belly was thinks no of draining it my self this
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Lost one of my hens last night she was fine on Friday rear
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2-Rhodes and 1 Buff Orph., each 1 1/2 yrs. of age. Have not
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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
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Dr. Bob
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When I went out to our chicken pen, I found an egg on the ground
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What might cause a flock of second year layers to produce eggs
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We have 2 Jersey Giant hens and 1 Buff Orpington Pets, we live
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chickens: One lays an egg with a very thin shell..nest all the time
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I have a red sex link that has started to not eat and just
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my chickens are streaking their eggs with quite a lot of blood
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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