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We have 5 newly(ish) purchased chickens, one of which whose
Hi we have 5 newly(ish) purchased chickens, one of which whose back area is red and bare of feathers. Originally we thought she was being pecked by the alpha hen but this has stopped now but instead o… read more
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DrMegan
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Doctoral Degree
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I have ten hens that are free range, but roost in the same coop at night. There have been several strange changes I have observed in my flock recently. All of the hens are experiencing missing feather… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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My Rhode Island Red chicken who is about 1.5 years old is
Hi My Rhode Island Red chicken who is about 1.5 years old is really loosing her feathers and not producing any eggs. Can I send you a photo? … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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I have a hen who has bald areas especially on wing joint,
i have a hen who has bald areas especially on wing joint, breast and crop and feathers are quill like maintaining their feather sheath. i have dusted and sprayed for lice/mites but no improvement. any… read more
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Kelly Hill
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We have 9 standard laying hens, and 7 bantam 4-H show
Hello. We have 9 standard laying hens, and 7 bantam 4-H show chickens. They have always been completely healthy, and now we have lost two standard hens in the space of a week. Two hens are broody, and… read more
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Expert
Hi Dr Pat, my daughter has a frizzle chicken with a no feathers
Dr Pat, my daughter has a frizzle chicken with a no feathers on the underside. We thought she was moulting initially and the feathers did improve there last yr but now ghete is nothing but bare red sk… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Veterinarian Avian Health Consultant
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
i have 12 hens, 10 of which have bald and very red rear ends.
i have 12 hens, 10 of which have bald and very red rear ends. I suspect hen pecked. my concern is the impending cold weather. will they freeze? they have very adequate shelter and a roofed run. I have… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
We have a small flock (all hens) in a relatively large coop.
We have a small flock (all hens) in a relatively large coop. They are also allowed to free-range in the yard all day a few days per week. We clean the coop weekly, and fresh food and water daily. With… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Ive got a rhode island red hen that is about 12 months old
I've got a rhode island red hen that is about 12 months old and lives in a generously sized coop (8'X4') with 5 other hens. They have an attached run and I let them free range so space is not a proble… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Veterinarian Avian Health Consultant
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
Hi, we have a flock of eleven one year old hens, no roosters.
Hi, we have a flock of eleven one year old hens, no roosters. Four are Barred Rocks, four Rhode Island Reds, one Buff Orpington and two white Sex Links. For several months a number of them have been l… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
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Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
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I have two hens about 5 months old. They appear basically
I have two hens about 5 months old. They appear basically healthy and content. However they have an area on their underside from near their vent to just under breast with no feathers. It almost appear… read more
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have 20 chickens in Anchorage, Alaska that are not doing
I have 20 chickens in Anchorage, Alaska that are not doing well. I have had chickens for many years and have had no problems until now. First they are not moulting, I have seen that many times. They a… read more
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Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
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chicken: outdoors in our urban backyard..weve noticed..pink blotches
Hi, I have a 4.5 month old Golden Buff chicken that started living outdoors in our urban backyard for about 1 month. We had raised her since she was a chick along with two other chicks inside our home… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
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Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
Hen: feathers..1-3 wide along croup, breast bone to lower abdomen.
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Dr. Laura Devlin, DVM, DABVP
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I have a little flock of 1.5 year old black sex link chickens
I have a little flock of 1.5 year old black sex link chickens (5 hens and 1 rooster) about 3 hens have areas of bare skin on them and look like they have a number of broken feathers. They are in a chi… read more
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Fiona Steel
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Bachelor's Degree
224 satisfied customers
Several of my layer hens have had featherless butts since early
Several of my layer hens have had featherless butts since early spring. Now I see a couple that have picked their feathers off of the crop area and at least one that is losing feathers off of her head… read more
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Deb Jankura
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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
320 satisfied customers
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Andrea Roberts
veterinary surgeon
Bachelor's Degree
1,292 satisfied customers
hens: hardly getting any eggs..frizzle and an old English game..lay
Hello, We have 8 hens, and hardly getting any eggs. (No more than 1 a day) We have two Belgians, four Wyandottes,a frizzle and an old English game. I know they go off the lay a bit in autumn, but sure… read more
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Andrea Roberts
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