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We have a hen who was abused by a rooster. He pecked her on
We have a hen who was abused by a rooster. He pecked her on her head and she has developed an eye infection. We squeezed to kernel shaped infection pustules. How do we treat her. … read more
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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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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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we have a 5 month old hen. She is beautiful and a pet. She
we have a 5 month old hen. She is beautiful and a pet. She is listless she is drinking and eating some We have a wild cherry tree in the yard could that be a problem. We also have a rooster a 4 other … read more
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I have one chicken she keeps opening her beak as if gasping
I have one chicken she keeps opening her beak as if gasping for air .this morning her crop looked very full so I gave her some warm oil and tried to massage the crop but she retched it all up and now … read more
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I have chickens About ten hens and one rooster, I have noticed
I have chickens About ten hens and one rooster, I have noticed over the last few weeks some of them have been losing feathers and skin looks bumpy, I have noticed that all other chickens have been pec… read more
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We have three Black Sexlink hens, two years of age. One has
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Dr. Elaine
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Hi one of my hens has poop around its backside and redness.
Hi one of my hens has poop around its backside and redness. Do you know what might be wrong with her. thanks… read more
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hen: shows signs..signs of labored breathing and a comb..herself
I have a less-than-2yr-old hen who has her entire back pecked, shows signs of labored breathing and a comb that is breaking down with black adhesions(?) on it. I noticed her turning her neck and pecki… read more
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I have a hen with a prolapsed vent, also extremely smelly
I have a hen with a prolapsed vent, also extremely smelly with whitish runny Poop. I've washed her several times and have tried to push the protruding vent back into place. This has been going on for … read more
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I have two hens that have never lived with a rooster as far
I have two hens that have never lived with a rooster as far as I know. I have just introduced a rooster to them. It has been about 4 days and he has fallen in love with my brown hen, but chases the wh… read more
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I have a hen that is seriously hen pecked - open sores on
I have a hen that is seriously "hen pecked"- open sores on head & shoulder. She has not moved in three days. Do I seperate her from the flock (3 roosters and 3 other hens)? How do I treat her injuries… read more
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our hen had a prolapse so I washed and greased the protruding
our hen had a prolapse so I washed and greased the protruding sac and pushed it back in I had to repeat the procedure a couple of times before it would stay in. However now she is constantly leaking s… read more
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Dr. Bob
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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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15 chickens seem healthy except for loss of head and neck feathers.
15 chickens seem healthy except for loss of head and neck feathers. Now, 2 dead in one week. All seem to have some degree of feather loss. Cascade mountains, so cooped up extensively this winter due t… read more
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hens: curl..perch and she seems like her comb has some frostbite
It is very cold outside, and one of my hens was huddled under the brooder lamp. I picked her up and she is very cold. Her feet seem like she can't curl them to perch and she seems like her comb has so… read more
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What do I do for a young, healthy rooster whose comb has started
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Hi, Have an Isa Brown hen aged about 21/2 years. She stands
Hi, Have an Isa Brown hen aged about 21/2 years. She stands in one place the whole day and doesn't struggle when picked up. She has a pale comb which is still erect, is puffed up and shivering/trembli… read more
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