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I have what I believe to be a respiratory issue going
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I have a 2 year old red star hen, unlikely to have been
I have a 2 year old red star hen, unlikely to have been pecked as she is free range, one eye is swollen shut. No discharge or smell. … read more
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One hen has croup maybe bronchitis? Eating and drinking
One hen has croup maybe bronchitis? Eating and drinking okay. Clear discharge so far. This is day three. But rattles when breathes and coughs with croup sounds. Really congested. … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My hen is sleeping constantly and not running towards
My hen is sleeping constantly and not running towards treets … read more
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5 year old hen not standing, eyes closed and labored
5 year old hen not standing, eyes closed and labored breathing. I put her in warm water and gave her some calcium thinking she is egg bound but at her age I believe she is dying - so now I am keeping … read more
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My hen seems to be breathing through her mouth. If she were
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Have a hen, Rohde Island Red with one eye lid closed over
Have a hen, Rohde Island Red with one eye lid closed over and the area around the eye vey swollen. Other eye is bright and clear. She is eating well and behaving normally. Tends to keep her distance f… read more
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Sick chicken. I have a one year old Ameraucana hen. She
Sick chicken. I have a one year old Ameraucana hen. She started getting lethargic and separating herself from the other birds about 10 days ago. We brought her in the house and put her in the hospital… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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I have 28 hens of which about half are experiencing a good amount of h
I have 28 hens of which about half are experiencing a good amount of head shaking.I live in Washington state. It is spring. I think mites but dont find any...… read more
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Dr. B.
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My laying hen have there eyes closed, stand with feathers ruffed
My laying hen have there eyes closed, stand with feathers ruffed up, and some will die in few days to a week. What do I need to do . Al… read more
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I have over 100 chickens. I have two young hens with very swollen
I have over 100 chickens. I have two young hens with very swollen pussy eyes on one side. I'm afraid this will spread to my whole flock. I had a duck with the same thing but in both eyes. I gave the h… read more
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
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I thought my hens had got gape worm, I have just wormed them
I thought my hens had got gape worm, I have just wormed them for a week with Flubivet wormer but they are still showing symptoms of at times breathing through their beaks, also they make a sound like … read more
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Poultry hen, 25 weeks old, making gurgling noise, streaching
Poultry hen, 25 weeks old, making gurgling noise, streaching neck upwards, Skin around back of both eyes covered with what looks like white powder. eating and drinking well. Bright red comb now dullin… read more
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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
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Dr. Bob
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hen: month old..gaping with her mouth all day..beak..breathing..lungs
i have a 6 month old light Sussex hen today she has been gaping with her mouth all day , i have felt her throat about 1 centimeter from her beak i can feel a lump the size of a small pea. i can also h… read more
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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
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hens: is sneezing/coughing and her eyes look..wet and cold weather
My husband came in this morning saying that one of my young Maran hens is sneezing/coughing and her eyes look like she is holding them closed a bit. She is still eating and drinking and free ranging. … read more
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Dr. Bob
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I have a chicken who is breathing through her beak and is wheezing.
I have a chicken who is breathing through her beak and is wheezing. She shows no other signs of illness. She has a bright eye and comb. She seems ok but she does spend a little more time in the ark th… read more
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