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i bought a sussex hen with a seabright chick 2 weeks ago at
i bought a sussex hen with a seabright chick 2 weeks ago at auction they looked very healthy untill thursday morning the chick was all splay legged not very strong i have bought it into the house kept… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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hens: has been lethargic..eating much..last two days..unsteady
one of my hens has been lethargic and not eating much she has been squatting in the pen for the last two days when i enter the pen she will try to walk away but appears to be unsteady as if she is int… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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She has been laying off by herself for the last few
she has been laying off by herself for the last few days,either staying in the hen house laying in a box or in their yard. her butt feathers are mostly gone, just soft tufts with lots of poop. yesterd… read more
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Dr. B.
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I have a white egg laying hen she has been fine until the
I have a white egg laying hen she has been fine until the last few days her rectum is swollen and clear fluid draining, I was able to asperate from the bottom and a miky fluid with some white stringy … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a hen with a squishy crop. It's been a few days and
Hi, I have a hen with a squishy crop. It's been a few days and she is not herself. How should I proceed? … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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hen: last few weeks, She looks fine otherwise, feeding, walking etc
My hen has swollen legs & feet(both feet) which has got steadily worse over the last few weeks, She looks fine otherwise, feeding, walking etc but the feet are hot, what is it & what can i do? Jacqui … read more
Dr. Lisa
Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
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We have a two-year hen that has been "circling" for about a
We have a two-year hen that has been "circling" for about a week. The last few days we have not seen her eat or drink. I know they can contract listeria, so have considered that, but can't find much i… read more
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I have a hen that for the last few days has been extremely
I have a hen that for the last few days has been extremely "swollen" (for lack of a better word). When I pick her up, she feels like a balloon, not a water balloon, a balloon filled with air, she also… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
I have a hen chicken who has been lethargic and not eating
I have a hen chicken who has been lethargic and not eating over the last few days. Her comb is bright red but is drooping. She sits down and shakes her head and closes her eyes but when I approach her… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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I have a mallard hen and drake apprx. 3 months old. The hen
I have a mallard hen and drake apprx. 3 months old. The hen has been acting very lethargic these past few days and won't even take a worm from me like she has in the past. What could be her problem?… read more
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
I think that my hen has sour crop. She hasn't eaten much for
I think that my hen has sour crop. She hasn't eaten much for a few days, has loose stools that are clear, green and white, and her crop is full of liquid. She has thrown up foul smelling liquids coupl… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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my lineolated parakeet does not seem to be pooping much in
my lineolated parakeet does not seem to be pooping much in the last few days. this morning she is screeching a lot. could she be constipated . Help… read more
Dr. Lisa
Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
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I have a Black Rock hen about two years old. For a few days
I have a Black Rock hen about two years old. For a few days now she has been sitting in one spot most of the day with her head tucked in and with her backend drooping. Her comb has lost its brightness… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I'm praying it's not too late but we have an ~16-18wk old
I'm praying it's not too late but we have an ~16-18wk old hen who over the last few days has been seen doing the following and all symptoms have worsened with each day: Eyes closed most of the time Ey… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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finch: golden..last few days, she looks like she is breathing..eyes
We have a golden finch that has been hanging around the last few days, she looks like she is breathing fast and we caught her this morning and she looks like she has an infection in one of her eyes an… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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Good Afternoon. I have a sick hen who is into her 3rd year
Good Afternoon. I have a sick hen who is into her 3rd year of laying I think. She has been behaving unusally for a few days in that initially she stopped scratching around the garden looking for food … read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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I have an ex-battery hen who has been droopy for a few days
I have an ex-battery hen who has been droopy for a few days now, and just stands still most of the time. She is very thin (none of them are fat at the best of times, as they were bred for egg-laying) … read more
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a hen with sour crop. Shes been like this for over
I have a hen with sour crop. She's been like this for over a week. I "vomited" her for a few days, and got lots of brown stuff up. For the past few days nothing has come up when I've tried, but she st… read more
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Dr. Jaime
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Doctoral Degree
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