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In an established flock of 6 chickens, my hens are laying a
In an established flock of 6 chickens, my hens are laying a much lighter shell( from dark brown to almost white. The shells are thinner as is the albumin. Production has also diminished. They have bee… read more
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BeverlyC1016
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Doctoral Degree
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One of my hens comb has flopped over. It is a very cold snap
one of my hens comb has flopped over. It is a very cold snap and the water has been frozen although I have made sure they have fluid water during the day. Today she didn't want her corn but only wante… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
47,464 satisfied customers
One of our plymouth barred rock hens died.... She rapidly
One of our plymouth barred rock hens died.... She rapidly declinde over a 3 day period. Very lethargic, wouldn't eat, wouldn't open eyes and her comb turned from a bright red to pasty white. I am worr… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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47,464 satisfied customers
I just brought a new 5 month old Rhode Island Red hen home
I just brought a new 5 month old Rhode Island Red hen home on Friday May 13. I have a 3 month old Barred Rock and have kept them separated but in adjacent coops. Last night, Sunday, May 15 I let both … read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
My 2 year old Plymouth Barred Rock he has shown signs of
Hi, My 2 year old Plymouth Barred Rock he has shown signs of decline for more than a week. I noticed that she hung out in the coop more, did not range much, less active. I could find nothing obviously… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
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47,464 satisfied customers
My once beautiful barred Plymouth rock hen began molting last
my once beautiful barred Plymouth rock hen began molting last November. she has grown back most of her feathers , but most are down, fluffy, not shiny and real long, like before. her head, wings and t… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
47,464 satisfied customers
have a Plymouth rock, and she is favoring her right foot, because
have a Plymouth rock, and she is favoring her right foot, because of the cold weather, all 4 hens have been confined to their coop. any ideas?… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
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47,464 satisfied customers
6 month old hen acting subdued and not interested in food.
For the past few days one of our hens has been acting differently. When we let them out to free range she goes to a spot up on a hill by the air conditioner and sits there puffed out. All of the other… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
47,464 satisfied customers
One of my Plymouth Rock hens has a bare neck. It looks sore
One of my Plymouth Rock hens has a bare neck. It looks sore - red around the spots where the feathers should be. She scratches it. We also noticed when we picked her up that her belly is bare. Dry and… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
chicken diarrhea (orange in colour) floppy comb weight loss
Hello i have a chicken who has diarrhea (orange in colour when it is not just gushing water), a floppy comb she is quite pale, loosing weight although eating. she is not exceptionally interested in fo… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
We have a one year old Buff Orpington "Bertha" whos co
We have a one year old Buff Orpington "Bertha" who's comb and waddles have become very pale in the last 24 hours. She was very lethargic this morning, but is out foraging with her 6 hen-mates now. She… read more
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EmergencyVets
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hen: think my..has dislocated her wing shoulder joint
I think my barred rock hen has dislocated her wing shoulder joint, the wing is totally not usable to her, just hangs, she fell when exiting her coop the other day. What can I do?… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
4,244 satisfied customers
One of my Plymouth Barred Rocks lost an eye, which I noticed
One of my Plymouth Barred Rocks lost an eye, which I noticed last Thursday. I began putting some ophthalmic ointment in it, but it was white. No swelling. This morning I noticed a white streak on the … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
chicken: one week now from diarrhea..butt area..antibiotics..signs
I have a 1 1/2 year old barred rock hen who has been suffering for one week now from diarrhea and a very red inflamed bottom side (not just the butt area but extending up the abdomen on both sides of … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Help! One of our sweet hens (a Barred Rock) has become quite
Help! One of our sweet hens (a Barred Rock) has become quite listless, and is not eating or drinking. She also holds up her left leg as if it is injured, but I haven't been able to find any breaks or … read more
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Fiona Steel
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Bachelor's Degree
224 satisfied customers
hens: sleepy..few days and droppings are grossly runny..showing signs
I have 6 hens. My cukoo maran has looked "sleepy" for a few days and droppings are grossly runny (looks like melted caramel). I have two others that today started showing signs of "sleepiness" but are… read more
Dr. Lisa
Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
1,297 satisfied customers
Hen: feathers..1-3 wide along croup, breast bone to lower abdomen.
Patient: 2yo barred Plymouth Rock Hen with area of no feathers approx. 1-3" wide along croup, breast bone to lower abdomen. Symptoms found approx. 2 months ago. Areas of redness along line of no feath… read more
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Dr. Laura Devlin, DVM, DABVP
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1,190 satisfied customers
I have a plymouth hen that is 5 1/2 years old. 2 days ago she
I have a plymouth hen that is 5 1/2 years old. 2 days ago she became very weak that she can barely walk without almost falling over. She cannot get into the hen house at night as she is took weak. Whe… read more
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Deb Jankura
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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
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