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Shrunken comb, not eating, bloated, no poo. Chicken. Quite
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Very lethargic chicken with deep greek, solid droppings.
hi! Very lethargic chicken with deep greek, solid droppings … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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My chicken is acting lethargic and just wants to sleep most
My chicken is acting lethargic and just wants to sleep most of the time. She's 3 1/2 years old, so getting up there. I was able to get her to drink some apple cider vinegar water and that seemed to he… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
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There. I have a hen that has been lethargic for about a
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Sick chicken. I have a one year old Ameraucana hen. She
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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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48,539 satisfied customers
One of my hens is acting sick. Some of her symptoms: Lethargy
One of my hens is acting sick. Some of her symptoms: Lethargy and lack of appetite Green diarrhea Some purple discoloration on her comb, and her comb is droopy Drooping wings Occasional tremors, twist… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have an almost 4 year old RIR hen (not laying) who is lethargic,
I have an almost 4 year old RIR hen (not laying) who is lethargic, slow to move, feathers are rather dull and puffed out, crop was big and hard this morning but doesn't seem to have anything wrong wit… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
One of my hens, 29 weeks old, has suddenly started huddling
One of my hens, 29 weeks old, has suddenly started huddling alone with her feathers ruffled and her tail pointing down. Additionally her comb has started to turn slightly yellow and her eye sockets ar… read more
Dr. MD Stafford
Dr. MD Stafford
Veterinarian
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One of our chickens over the last few days has been a little
One of our chickens over the last few days has been a little unsteady on her feet and it seemed as though she was using her wings on occasion to balance by drooping them down to the ground. Apart from… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
hens: be puffing and has got very weak, it spends..spends most
my grandaughters have 3 hens and one seems to be out of sorts, It seems to be puffing and has got very weak, it spends most of the time sitting down on the ground, hoping you can she some light on the… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
hens: curl..perch and she seems like her comb has some frostbite
It is very cold outside, and one of my hens was huddled under the brooder lamp. I picked her up and she is very cold. Her feet seem like she can't curl them to perch and she seems like her comb has so… read more
Dr. Hinson
Dr. Hinson
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Doctoral Degree
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I have three VERY tame 2yrs old hens (probably Rhode Island
I have three VERY tame 2yrs old hens (probably Rhode Island red-part there of). Two days again I notice one hen didnt want to eat with the rest & when I picked her up to talk to her, (because she just… read more
Dr. Wally
Dr. Wally
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Doctoral Degree
273 satisfied customers
One of my hens, Geronimo, is not well. She is a Buff Orpington,
One of my hens, Geronimo, is not well. She is a Buff Orpington, about 4 years. She is lethargic for a couple of days. Will drink small amounts of water, uninterested in food. Her comb is listing to th… read more
Andrea Roberts
Andrea Roberts
veterinary surgeon
Bachelor's Degree
1,292 satisfied customers
Hi, Have an Isa Brown hen aged about 21/2 years. She stands
Hi, Have an Isa Brown hen aged about 21/2 years. She stands in one place the whole day and doesn't struggle when picked up. She has a pale comb which is still erect, is puffed up and shivering/trembli… read more
Andrea Roberts
Andrea Roberts
veterinary surgeon
Bachelor's Degree
1,292 satisfied customers
chickens: very lethargic, puffed..thin..nest..laying
Hi, I hope you can help...We have just returned from a weeks holiday to find our 3 chickens very lethargic, puffed up but thin and generally out of sorts. It was still light but they were all huddled … read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
hen: yrs old..feathers puffed..little but not as active as usual
Ill hen ( Rhode Island hybrid) approx 3 yrs old. Standing huddled, feathers puffed up looking miserable & flicking head regularly with eyes closing. Still eating a little but not as active as usual.… read more
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Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
1,297 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
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Dr. Pat
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We have a year old hen who is sluggish, moves slowly and has
We have a year old hen who is sluggish, moves slowly and has developed a pale drooping comb in the last month. She sits on the eggs and is off by hersel away from the other 5 hens we keep. Can you adv… read more
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Deb Jankura
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