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My hen has dirt under her beak and shakes her beak 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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2,605 satisfied customers
One of my hens has had her beak open for a few hours now and
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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I have two chicks with what appears to be dark tumors on
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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
I have two bantam hens, an Old English and a Rosecomb. After
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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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I have 2 Polish hens ( 6 months old) that have growths on
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Kelly Hill
Kelly Hill
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
720 satisfied customers
My bantam hen has sneezing,head shaking and rattles when
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Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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We have 9 standard laying hens, and 7 bantam 4-H show
Hello. We have 9 standard laying hens, and 7 bantam 4-H show chickens. They have always been completely healthy, and now we have lost two standard hens in the space of a week. Two hens are broody, and… read more
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Expert
My 3 year old chook passed away last night. Her crop was full
My 3 year old chook passed away last night. Her crop was full of food but she has had poo stuck to her bottom for the past week and very lethargic and pale. The poo was greenish in colour with white d… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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I thought my hens had got gape worm, I have just wormed them
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Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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Hello- I am new to raising chickens. I was given 5 chicks
Hello- I am new to raising chickens. I was given 5 chicks that I estimate were about a month old , 6 months ago, so they are now approximately 7 months old. I believe they are Bantams and all but one … read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Veterinarian Avian Health Consultant
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
hens: be puffing and has got very weak, it spends..spends most
my grandaughters have 3 hens and one seems to be out of sorts, It seems to be puffing and has got very weak, it spends most of the time sitting down on the ground, hoping you can she some light on the… read more
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
I have an Orpington Hen whose neck has been bent to one side since friday (2 days) She is
I have an Orpington Hen whose neck has been bent to one side since friday (2 days) She is currently moulting, is still eating well. Sometime she seems to stretch it out and be almost back to normal. A… read more
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
hen: month old..funny growth right between the nostrils which looks
Hi, I have a 9 month old hen with a funny growth right between the nostrils which looks like a tunnel and the center of it is yellow. Any idea what this could be?… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
hens: curl..perch and she seems like her comb has some frostbite
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Dr. Hinson
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Doctoral Degree
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hen: month old..her beak open, watery diarrhea withsome formed stool
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Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
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Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
We had three hens sitting on eggs together in one box. One
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Andrea Roberts
veterinary surgeon
Bachelor's Degree
1,292 satisfied customers
Hi. I purchased a silver sebright bantam hen last week. Today
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Andrea Roberts
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