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I have an easter egger hen that seems otherwise health,
Hi I have an easter egger hen that seems otherwise health, eating and drinking, but won't stand up. Her eyes look good, her feet are fine and I check for her being egg bound. … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,624 satisfied customers
I need your help! One of my laying hens we think is egg
I need your help! One of my laying hens we think is egg bound. We tried soaking her in warm epson salt water last night and gaver her 1/2 a tums last night and kept her in a crate indoors overnight ho… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,624 satisfied customers
Chicken will not leave nest box and constantly flexes her
Chicken will not leave nest box and constantly flexes her vent. She is only 8 months old. … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,624 satisfied customers
She looks egg bound. An Easter Egger hen. Since yesterday
The egg is close to the vent but stuck in the egg tube membrane. Not prolapsed.… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,624 satisfied customers
I have a Sebastabol hen goose that just started not eating
Hi Dr. Andy, I have a Sebastabol hen goose that just started not eating this morning. She is acting depressed. Is there an antibiotic I can give her IM, and where do I inject? Thank You! … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,624 satisfied customers
She is walking low to the ground, and sitting and her tail
She is walking low to the ground, and sitting and her tail is down, what's wrong with her? … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,624 satisfied customers
Egg bound over a week; tried warm baths, ground calcium.
egg bound over a week; tried warm baths, ground calcium … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,624 satisfied customers
I have an egg bound chicken. She's been egg bound all day.
I have an egg bound chicken . She's been egg bound all day . I've soaked her multiple times today in epson salt water, I've also gave her liquid calcium and have even oiled up her vent , but nothing i… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,624 satisfied customers
My 6month old hen will not leave the nesting box this a.m.
my 6month old hen will not leave the nesting box this a.m. … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,624 satisfied customers
We have a 2-3 yr old chicken that seems egg bound but im not
We have a 2-3 yr old chicken that seems egg bound but im not sure … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,624 satisfied customers
My chicken looks a little dizzy and wobbly. I am not sure
My chicken looks a little dizzy and wobbly. I am not sure that she is eating. I thought that she might have started molting because she lost alot of feathers. I feel like it is something else because … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,624 satisfied customers
A hen, maybe 19 weeks. She stands still with her back end
A young hen, maybe 19 weeks. She stands still with her back end kind of hunched up. Only a few of our hens have started laying gags and we don't know whether or not she has laid any yet. … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,624 satisfied customers
I have a hen who is feeling poorly, she seems weak and has
I have a hen who is feeling poorly, she seems weak and has yellow, greenish yolk caked around her vent. Could an egg have broken inside? What can I do. Flush her out with a turkey baster?… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
Hi, I have a sick chicken. Her comb is floppy, she is puffed
Hi, I have a sick chicken. Her comb is floppy, she is 'puffed up' and her legs are wide apart and she is 'waddling'. She is still eating and drinking. She had diarrhea which appears to have stopped, b… read more
Fiona Steel
Fiona Steel
Veterinarian
Bachelor's Degree
224 satisfied customers
hen: My little..morning, but tonight she is lethargic..her belly
My little red hen was quiet this morning, but tonight she is lethargic. Her crop is empty. She sometimes is looking at her belly, down between her legs. She laid a lot of eggs last fall, but has not l… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
My golden laced wyandotte appears to have something large,
My golden laced wyandotte appears to have something large, round and red handing outside of her vent. I have called all over and cannot find a vet for chickens. She is in obvious pain. I have a warm c… read more
Dr. Young
Dr. Young
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
165 satisfied customers
My 18 month old barred rock hen quit laying about 4 or 5 days
Is my hen egg bound? My 18 month old barred rock hen quit laying about 4 or 5 days ago. With the onset of winter she had reduced her laying frequency to approximately one every two days. Now, she acts… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
my ~9 mo old hen (buff) has been laying since Jan 5. She started
my ~9 mo old hen (buff) has been laying since Jan 5. She started laying 2 eggs/day about 2 weeks ago. Wel for 2 days she has been lethargic and hasn't layed an egg. I thought she was egg bound nut I d… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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