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I had 8 laying hens. one has lost all her tail feathers. we
I had 8 laying hens. one has lost all her tail feathers. we have had no eggs week. one died yesterday. no other symptoms that I've noticed. winter in SD they have a heat lamp over the roost and a day … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Hi I have an Isa Brown hen that is about 9mths old and on
Hi I have an Isa Brown hen that is about 9mths old and on Sunday I noticed that she was not eating and is all 'fluffed' up. She had discharge from her nose which seems to have cleared up now and will,… read more
Fiona Steel
Fiona Steel
Veterinarian
Bachelor's Degree
224 satisfied customers
Chickens.....it all started with one hen having a crippled
Chickens.....it all started with one hen having a crippled neck all of the sudden. She eventually died. Then I noticed it in my newly hatched chicks, coming out with crippled legs and all with this ev… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
I have a sick hen :( , Well, I noticed my hen a little
Well, I noticed my hen a little sleepier than normal yesterday. She seemed "off" but didn't really examine her. Today I noticed her poop is super watery, she is VERY lethargic and her comb is droopy and pale-ish … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
hen: month old..laid an egg yesterday morning..substance
My 5 1/2 month old hen laid an egg yesterday morning. Last night she had a miscarraige where the yolk was on the ground and a white substance (egg shell) was hanging from her bottom. She was tired, bu… read more
Fiona Steel
Fiona Steel
Veterinarian
Bachelor's Degree
224 satisfied customers
One of my hens died unexpectedly yesterday. Today another
One of my hens died unexpectedly yesterday. Today another one is sitting in the nest box all day. I had her outside once, and she had a stool with lots of water with it. Her vent was moving some. Not … read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
We have 9 asst hens, some lay some dont, we get 3-4 eggs a
We have 9 asst hens, some lay some don't, we get 3-4 eggs a day. I have noticed the last few days black slick matter on the straw. We are feeding more often, laying mash, scratch, black sunflower seed… read more
Dr_Kitty
Dr_Kitty
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Doctoral Degree
122 satisfied customers
One of my pet hens is laying soft shelled eggs - we have had
Hi, one of my pet hens is laying soft shelled eggs - we have had about 3 in the last 10 days … read more
Dr. Leah Hill
Dr. Leah Hill
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary medicine
1,646 satisfied customers
My hen is not pooping much but strains to do it a lot. I
My hen is not pooping much but strains to do it a lot. I don't think she is egg-bound, but maybe I don't know what it should feel like. I put my gloved and lubricated index finger straight back in her… read more
Dr. Rein
Dr. Rein
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
87 satisfied customers
hens: bald..her feathers, wont eat/drink, and has what looks..mucus
We just acquired 7 hens last week. The previous owner had one hen that died shortly before we took the rest, and it was bald and lethargic looking just before death. We now have one hen that is lethar… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
hens: free range egg..its feathers and closing its eyes and standing
Hi my name isXXXXX have 5 Isa Brown hens. 3 are 12mths old and were bought about 8 wks ago from a free range egg farm. One of these has become sick. It is fluffing its feathers and closing its eyes an… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
we have had a series of sudden deaths of chickens that have
we have had a series of sudden deaths of chickens that have died in the hen house over night. two weeks ago we had one or two chickens die each night, we just put in our pullets- (8-10 weeks) last nig… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Lost one of my hens last night she was fine on Friday rear
Lost one of my hens last night she was fine on Friday rear end seemed really messey yesterday I'm concerned for my other 9 I've noticed thin shells recently Combs show no discoloration no sneezing or … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
hen: throw..of the bread that i threw to her...so..alert..little bit
toay notice one of my isa brown chooks laying down when i went to shut them in for the night ,usually they all come running to get the bread that i throw to them,she just layed where she was until i c… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
One of my three hens has a runny stool, she has had this from
One of my three hens has a runny stool, she has had this from chick stage. Is this normal? Can we eat her eggs? They all just started laying.… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
One of my hens looked like she was egg bound last night. I
One of my hens looked like she was egg bound last NEVER MIND...I'M TAKING HER TO A VET. night. I decided to wait until this morning to see how she was. She is eating, tail feathers are back to normal … read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
I have 3 hens of about a year old, whilst they all seem fit
I have 3 hens of about a year old, whilst they all seem fit and well and are eating and eating normally, I have noticed one of them has a bare tummy,the other two are fine.… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
19,559 satisfied customers
One of my parakeets just died today and I really dont know
One of my parakeets just died today and I really don't know why. Is there anything that can be done to look into why he died? I would like to take our other bird to the vet to be examined, what types … read more
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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
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Dr. Pat

Bird Veterinarian

3,596 satisfied customers

25+ years working primarily or exclusively with birds

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Dr. Bob

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2,854 satisfied customers

35 years in general practice, including avian.

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