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I have a 4 month old chicken and she has a soft "sqishy"
I have a 4 month old chicken and she has a soft "sqishy" spot at the bottom of her neck/ top of her chest, no pain, eating and drinking okay, Watery bathroom, no blood. … read more
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I have noticed twice that (they all look the same) a hen
I have noticed twice that (they all look the same) a hen secreted what looked like some egg substance and a long white thing came out with it , and the chicken ate it? Is that a worm? What do I do to … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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Just this morning i noticed a lot of poop down one of oyr
Just this morning i noticed a lot of poop down one of oyr chickens feathers, she wont eat, shes very tired and has been drinking water all day, this afternoon we tried to pick her up to wash her tail … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Thank you for this service. I have some "backyard"
i have some "backyard" chickens..one of the older hens has been very lethargic she has not been laying and i noticed that her belly is very bare with no feathers.. … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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I just brought a new 5 month old Rhode Island Red hen home
I just brought a new 5 month old Rhode Island Red hen home on Friday May 13. I have a 3 month old Barred Rock and have kept them separated but in adjacent coops. Last night, Sunday, May 15 I let both … read more
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Doctoral Degree
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I have 10 backyard chickens that get good care. Noticed irritated
I have 10 backyard chickens that get good care. Noticed irritated vent area and feather loss. I cleaned out coop and lightly dusted with anti mite powder on the floor under their 2" of bedding. Applie… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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Dr. Bob,I have a 9 month old hen who has loose stool on
Dr. Bob, I have a 9 month old hen who has loose stool on her back side feathers and I have noticed past 3 days she has been leaving 1 loose watery stool with just the tiniest amount of blood in it. Th… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
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My chickens have red, swollen behinds and loosing feathers,
My chickens have red, swollen behinds and loosing feathers, feces on remaining feathers, sticks to feathers in matted manner. Weight loss, appetite good, no diarrhea. Worried about it spreading, and w… read more
Dr. Christie
Dr. Christie
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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I have a small flock of free-range hens. There in a fenced
I have a small flock of free-range hens. There in a fenced area for protection. I coop them every evening. Plenty of grass, dust bathing etc...... Yet over the last 6 months I've lost a couple hens. P… read more
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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One of my hens hasnt today. It is getting cold here and
One of my hens hasn't laid today. It is getting cold here and she is young. Not overly worried but when I cleaned coop was a large pile of coral coloured poop. More orange than bloody looking. Checked… read more
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I have a small backyard flock of chickens (5 hens). I noticed
I have a small backyard flock of chickens (5 hens). I noticed this morning that one of the hens has a problem with her leg. Beginning just below the feathers, the leg is quite swollen down to the foot… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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hens: water system so that their water is always cool and clean
I got three backyard hens to help out with my compost. That's turning out just fine. I purchased a coop, feeder and a water system so that their water is always cool and clean. My problem is they star… read more
Dr. Elaine
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15 chickens seem healthy except for loss of head and neck feathers.
15 chickens seem healthy except for loss of head and neck feathers. Now, 2 dead in one week. All seem to have some degree of feather loss. Cascade mountains, so cooped up extensively this winter due t… read more
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Our Welsummer rooster just died. We noticed this morning that
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Dr. Elaine
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Doctoral Degree
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My hen is laying/pooping what looks like part of an egg without
My hen is laying/pooping what looks like part of an egg without a shell. She is not laying eggs at all. Her tail feathers by her vent are all goopy...She seems to not be eating and is lathargic~ When … read more
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I have a 1 year old hen, sits alot. doesnt appear ill, keeps
I have a 1 year old hen, sits alot. doesn't appear ill, keeps her tail pointed down when she stands or walks. There is some yellow crusted discharge on feathers near vent and around vent but nothing e… read more
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I have a small flock of Rhode Island Reds One year old (5).for
I have a small flock of Rhode Island Reds One year old (5).for the past month to 6 weeks their feathers on their tummy and near tail on top have dropped with no new growth. thought they were broody bu… read more
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Andrea Roberts
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hens: laying..egg..Listless, vent pasting, coccidiosis like stance.
I have laying hens and we have been finding one egg with blood on the shell. Now one hen appears to be ill. Listless, vent pasting, coccidiosis like stance. Is the blood on the egg a indication of a c… read more
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