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I have lost a few hens over the last couple of weeks. First
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Loss of weight pale combs and a gargaling sound. Laying hens
not very good appetite. i just got them a couple weeks ago … read more
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BeverlyC1016
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I have a chicken with very swollen eyes. Low energy. A
I have a chicken with very swollen eyes. Low energy. A little noise when breathing. No odours nothing else unusual … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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We have a newly acquired blue silky hen w white pus draining
Hello we have a newly acquired blue silky hen w white pus draining from her eyes, we have been cleaning w warm compress and applying terramycin in eyes twice a day for 5 days but with some improvement… read more
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Our red shaver hen just over a year old has become lethargic
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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I'm in New Zealand & we are coming into our winter months
Hi Pat I'm in New Zealand & we are coming into our winter months but where I'm am there is No Snow to fall here just to be clear … read more
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New rooster about 5 mo old. Got him home and noticed he
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Can I give my easter egger human Cipro. .. i have 500 mg
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Very special 4-yr old mixed leghorn hen became sick last Thu
Very special 4-yr old mixed leghorn hen became sick last Thu that we noticed. She is well kept w/about 20 other ckickens and fed scratch feed and table scraps and some free roaming. Isolated her from … read more
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Dr. Elaine
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my 3 year old hen has what seems to be a sinis infection.one
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Dr_Kitty
Dr_Kitty
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122 satisfied customers
My chicken (one of 8 ex battery hens collected 4th August 12)
My chicken (one of 8 ex battery hens collected 4th August 12) has become unwell today. All other chickens very well. Symptoms: Very watery discharge from vent. Approx. 10mls at a time. Blue tinge to c… read more
Dr_Kitty
Dr_Kitty
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Doctoral Degree
122 satisfied customers
I have a Buff Orpington chicken who is almost a year and a
I have a Buff Orpington chicken who is almost a year and a half old. She stopped laying this summer when it got hot. We live in Arizona, so hot is very very hot. She got sick and I treated her with an… read more
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lab: his teeth..water, administered..cephalexin 500mg cap..diluted
My lab just grabbed one of my hens. She has 2 punctures from where he picked her up with his teeth. I've got her inside and have given her an elixir of low dose Tylenol (a 500 mg tab crushed, mixed wi… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
We have 6 hens, three rhode island reds and 3 buff orpingtons.
We have 6 hens, three rhode island reds and 3 buff orpingtons. One of the Buffs has become very lethargic, laboured breathing and wont go upstairs into coop in evenings. Very little movement during th… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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I have three VERY tame 2yrs old hens (probably Rhode Island
I have three VERY tame 2yrs old hens (probably Rhode Island red-part there of). Two days again I notice one hen didnt want to eat with the rest & when I picked her up to talk to her, (because she just… read more
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Hello, I am new to raising backyard chickens and have not
Hello, I am new to raising backyard chickens and have not check my four bantam hen from beak to toes in two weeks. Today I did and found one of the little hen has a big sore almost two inches across o… read more
Dr. Coldiron
Dr. Coldiron
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Doctoral Degree
178 satisfied customers
Sick chicken 4 yr old white hen. stopped laying. Normally
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Dr. Coldiron
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Doctoral Degree
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Hi, Ive got 12 ex battery hens who have recovered wonderfully
Hi, I've got 12 ex battery hens who have recovered wonderfully over th last 2 months. Yesterday one of the healthier ones was behaving oddly by rollong on her side and streching her legs. This morning… read more
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Dr. Pat
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