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Ariel is a 5 month old golden comet that is large and
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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My 3- year old hen hasn't any eggs since September. She
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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One of my hens has had her beak open for a few hours now and
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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I believe she was laying an egg yesterday and it took her
I believe she was laying an egg yesterday and it took her all day. I figured it was normal since it was her first egg. We waited all day and kept checking on her and all we found was some egg whites. … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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My chicken is lethargic. After examining her she has a hard
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,515 satisfied customers
Right below her beak seems to be swollen and I think it is
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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She's bleeding from her bum or around it... cannot tell.
She's bleeding from her bum or around it... cannot tell. It's not continuous nor perfuswly … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I have a flock of 22 backyard chickens, about 20 weeks old,
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I have a beautiful well summer 2 year old hen, shes been the
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I have a Dorking hen that has a red and swollen anus and has
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Dr_Kitty
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My young laying hen has, what appears to be prolasped vent,
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Our 9-month-old Black Austrolorp hen has suddenly begun laying
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I have a chicken that is egg bound. She has been this way sense
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Doctoral Degree
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hen: Last night I noticed she was not acting right.
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Hi. I purchased a silver sebright bantam hen last week. Today
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35 years in general practice, including avian.

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