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My chicken has a shrunken comb and is acting lethargic. She
My chicken has a shrunken comb and is acting lethargic. She has also lost weight. She's about 6 months old and hasn't laid eggs yet … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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She has crusty circular black/grey spots, the comb is
She has crusty circular black/grey spots, the comb is generally a healthy red color. She is in good health otherwise and laying daily. … read more
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Dr. Patsy Fields
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I have a question I was hoping you all could help me with. I
I have a question I was hoping you all could help me with. I had 6 chickens who were laying well and happy. I got them as babies in late March of 2018. They produced really well starting late that sum… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,933 satisfied customers
We think our chicken is egg bound. No eggs for a week,
We think our chicken is egg bound. No eggs for a week, lethargic. We gave her a warm bath and an eye dropper of a " tums" last night. Today she is standing straight up. Still eating and drinking but v… read more
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Bob. I have a chicken with yellow diarrhea that is unable to
Hi Dr. Bob. I have a chicken with yellow diarrhea that is unable to stand. She has not been eating nor drinking, and sleeps a lot. We believe it may be heat stroke, we live in Phoenix. We've had her i… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have a 6 month old buff orph chicken. She is listless and
I have a 8 month old buff orph chicken. She is listless and weak. She's lost alot of weight. I've isolated her in the garden shed with a heat lamp. She will eat meal worms from me and she's eating her… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have a small, young flock of backyard chickens (8 hens, 2
I have a small, young flock of backyard chickens (8 hens, 2 years old). My White Leghorn ("Legs") stopped laying about a month ago and I assumed she was stressed or going into molt. She then became li… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have 4 chickens. They are 2 years old (had since they were
I have 4 chickens. They are 2 years old (had since they were a day old) and my largest hen has runny poop (visual on back end) is lethargic and is not eating well. Her comb is dull and she is not as p… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
3 year old chicken with diarrhea, pale comb, loss of appetite,
3 year old chicken with diarrhea, pale comb, loss of appetite, difficulty walking and hard internal lump felt above the vent when finger inserted - what's wrong and what should we do?… read more
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Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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8-month old black marans started limping on Monday. No sign
8-month old black marans started limping on Monday. No sign of injury. Eating/drinking OK. Today, her right foot is curled in a ball. Comb color is normal, but she feels "light" when held. 3 other chi… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
chickens are hens 18 months old stopped laying in december
chickens are hens 18 months old stopped laying in december and their combs are shrinking and very pale pink bred cream legbar… read more
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have a flock of three chickens all pullets I got this past
I have a flock of three chickens all pullets I got this past spring. Originally I had 5 pullets but two died with the first month I had them, apparently of enteritis. I was told I should have fed them… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Dear poultry vet, My neighbor has a flock (8) of austrolorp
Dear poultry vet, My neighbor has a flock (8) of austrolorp pullets. They are around 3 months old. One of the pullets has developed a white bump on the top of her beak. There is a hole in the white bu… read more
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jh7192
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Our 9-month-old Black Austrolorp hen has suddenly begun laying
Our 9-month-old Black Austrolorp hen has suddenly begun laying torpedo-shaped eggs. She is part of a 4-hen urban flock. Up to 2 weeks ago, her eggs were beautifully shaped. What is going on?… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
my little..emaciation, but eats good, wont drink, had diahrrea
First, I am so thrilled with the hope of an answer regarding my little banty mel fleur named Snowflake. She's 3 years old. Symptoms are emaciation, but eats good, won't drink, had diahrrea. I first tr… read more
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
hen: month old..old blue..not layed an egg for 4 days..tail feathers
I have a 7 month old Blue Andolusian hen who has not layed an egg for 4 days and today she some out of her house but did not eat all day. Instead, she found a quiet place under some hedges and stood t… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,388 satisfied customers
Hi, i have 3 chickens and 1 of them laid 2 softee eggs last
Hi, i have 3 chickens and 1 of them laid 2 softee eggs last week, i took her to the vets where i work and she checked her over, said she was very boney and to keep an eye on her, i gave her a warm bat… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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hen: month old..her beak open, watery diarrhea withsome formed stool
I have a 4.5 month old hen that can not walk well she lists to one side, has audible breath sounds a and sits with her beak open, watery diarrhea withsome formed stool now and again. I have given her … read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
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