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We have a quail that is egg bound. My daughter felt the egg
We have a quail that is egg bound. My daughter felt the egg in the lowest part of her and noted that it was still there a day later. I read to soak her warm epsom salts for 15 minutes before attemptin… read more
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Have a hen with possible uterine or bowel prolapse- obvious
Have a hen with possible uterine or bowel prolapse- obvious pain. Is this fixable? She is bleeding as well thank you … read more
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She is sitting in the nesting box and has thick pale yellow
she is sitting in the nesting box and has thick pale yellow discharge from her vent. I have only 3 hens in my flock. This hen has not laid her egg today. … read more
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1 year old Rhodesian red hen sick for a few days with yellow
1 year old Rhodesian red hen sick for a few days with yellow discharge from her vent and yellow droppings. Quiet today, not getting off her roost and I don't think eating or drinking. Cleaned her off … read more
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I just lost a hen -- and am puzzled and curious -- She was 2
I just lost a hen -- and am puzzled and curious -- She was 2 1/2 years old -- Had laid soft shelled eggs twice in a week and I found her dead on the coop floor with a big bloody mess on the the droppi… read more
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One of my chickens has a tube coming out of her vent the end
Hello one of my chickens has a tube coming out of her vent the end is hard. Have been giving her epson salts baths for a week. She laid her first egg last Wed. Been keeping her away from the rest of t… read more
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My Rhode Island Red, one and one half yrs old has stopped
My Rhode Island Red, one and one half yrs old has stopped laying eggs. There is a raw egg under her while she roosts. Tried washing her vent and it seems a bit swollen. I give her oyster shells and om… read more
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I have a young pullet recently started laying, her eggs have
I have a young pullet recently started laying, her eggs have had soft shells .. she is now huddled into a corner all day. I have separated her from the others. She doesn't appear to be egg bound . Her… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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Hello Dr.Bob. I have today lost one of my one year old Rhode
Hello Dr.Bob. I have today lost one of my one year old Rhode Island Red chooks ( she was one year old). She had recently been producing eggs with thin shells which cracked easily, for which I was givi… read more
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Dr. Bob
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My young laying hen has, what appears to be prolasped vent,
My young laying hen has, what appears to be prolasped vent, shes isolated, Ive been.soaking it and wipe with prep h and witch hazel pads, I back in, but still keeps popping out. What else can i do? Ad… read more
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
I have had 3 chickens die within the last 2 weeks. The symptoms
I have had 3 chickens die within the last 2 weeks. The symptoms include the area surrounding the cloaca is very swollen and bloody. After I notice the symptoms it is 4-5 days and I find them dead.… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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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
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I have a hen that is apprx 1 year old. This morning I went
I have a hen that is apprx 1 year old. This morning I went to her pen and found her unable to walk, and has a small amount of congestion. My other hens are fine. Any ideas? Dosn't seem like anything i… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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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
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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One of my hens is having difficulty laying an egg. The egg
One of my hens is having difficulty laying an egg. The egg is half way out and has half a shell and she is bleeding. Can you advise me what to do and what is causing this issue?… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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My silkie chicken has a swullen rear end. Shes 6 months old
My silkie chicken has a swullen rear end. Shes 6 months old and my hens are just starting to lay eggs. When I rub back end it looks like she is trying to push something out but a clear fluid (small am… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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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
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I have chickens and have had 2 hens that developed egg impaction
I have chickens and have had 2 hens that developed egg impaction and died. What did I do wrong? What can I do to make sure this never happens again?… read more
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