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One chicken in flock has diarrhea, not blood. Washed her
One chicken in flock has diarrhea, white not blood. Washed her off, no maggots. She is weak but mobile, not eating much but drinking water. Fed her yogurt, ACV in water. It has been 5 days, some impro… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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My hen has a very bloated/inflamed lower abdomen and isn't
My hen has a very bloated/inflamed lower abdomen and isn't wanting to move much. When she does walk she kinda of waddles and her wings fall out on the ground a little. Her butt kind of feels like a ba… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Well, it was just sits there. Doesn't move. Flopped on the
Well, it was just sits there. Doesn't move. Flopped on the ground. Doesn't respond to food or water. Help..!? … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,933 satisfied customers
Five hens have died. Symptoms appear neuro. Please help!
I have had 5 hens die in the past two weeks... 3 young isa browns, 1 dominique and 1 americauna. Now, an easter egger is symptomatic as of last night. The symptoms appear to be neuro. Not respiratory … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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I have a 2 year old black chicken that eats wheat well, has
I have a 2 year old black chicken that eats wheat well, has a real red comb, has clear skin, not infested with anything, and is free on the farm yard. At least for 6 weeks she stands up, walks stiff l… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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What would cause my hen to retain fluid to the extent that
What would cause my hen to retain fluid to the extent that her rear-end was almost dragging the ground? Her wings were being used for balance and when she walked she literally had to heave herself fro… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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my female budgie has a massively enlarged/swollen bum. The
my female budgie has a massively enlarged/swollen bum. The skin is far out stretched with no feathers on them, so the skin is exposed to the cold. she is inside now with a light source providing warmt… read more
Dr. Gary
Dr. Gary
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We have a hen that has been standing around with her eyes
We have a hen that has been standing around with her eyes closed like sleeping and sitting down with her eyes closed. Very listless and not responsive to whats going on. Seems very weak. When holding … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
Hen: old) seems to be bloated / puffed out..eyes closed..lethargic
Hi, one of my Hen's (about a year old) seems to be bloated / puffed out. She is huddling away from the other chickens and has her eyes closed a lot. She is eating a little but seems very lethargic. He… read more
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Fiona Steel
Veterinarian
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3yr old isa brown who over the last two days become
I have an 3yr old isa brown who over the last two days become lethargic, droopy, slightly runny poos, no eggs, very little eating and drinking. She seems very weak and sits down all puffed up and at t… read more
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Fiona Steel
Veterinarian
Bachelor's Degree
224 satisfied customers
hen: which is about 28 weeks old..for laying eggs..runt
We have a hen which is about 28 weeks old. She is a light sussex & we got her for laying eggs only along with 6 other hens. This particular hen has always been a bit scruffy compared to her lady frien… read more
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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hen: that hAS BEEN LAYING ONE EGG PER DAY..bunny..her nesting area
I have a polish hen that hAS BEEN LAYING ONE EGG PER DAY. sHE IS IN THE SAME COOP WITH A RHODE ISLAND RED HEN AND AN UNFIXED BUNNY RABBIT. sHE HAS stopped laying completly and just sits on her nesting… 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
Dr. Wally
Dr. Wally
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Doctoral Degree
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I have 20 chickens in Anchorage, Alaska that are not doing
I have 20 chickens in Anchorage, Alaska that are not doing well. I have had chickens for many years and have had no problems until now. First they are not moulting, I have seen that many times. They a… read more
Dr. Lisa
Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
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Hi, Im Nathaniel, I raise chickens, and one of my hens has
Hi, I'm Nathaniel, I raise chickens, and one of my hens has a real dirty butt, It's black and wet like diarrhea sticking to her feathers. All she wants to do is sit on the ground, and cluck. When appr… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a young hen approx 8-9 months old that is wobbly and
I have a young hen approx 8-9 months old that is wobbly and having a hard time walking...she stays slightly puffed up...eating normally, pooping, probably drinking. Right now she is just sitting quiet… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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We have a year old hen who is sluggish, moves slowly and has
We have a year old hen who is sluggish, moves slowly and has developed a pale drooping comb in the last month. She sits on the eggs and is off by hersel away from the other 5 hens we keep. Can you adv… read more
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Deb Jankura
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Our 3-1/2 year old layer hen (pet) is starting to take a long
Our 3-1/2 year old layer hen (pet) is starting to take a long time (hours) to lay the egg. The egg looks different, too: one end is smaller in circumference. Yesterday, she didn't lay at all. What hom… read more
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Deb Jankura
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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
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