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Our red shaver hen just over a year old has become lethargic
our red shaver hen just over a year old has become lethargic over the last 24 hours and is hiding away from the other hens. I have removed her to our garden outside their run, given her water and watc… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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My hen has diarrhea and is losing feathers. She is about 16
My hen has diarrhea and is losing feathers. She is about 16 months old. Egg production has stopped. She was recently treated for mites. The mites are now gone.… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
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I have a two year old hen whose legs have stopped working.
I have a two year old hen whose legs have stopped working. It start with one leg about a month ago and now she can't use either one. Sometime they are splayed to the sides, sometimes one front and one… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
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I have a hen, 3-4 months old. Yesterday I noticed she was having
I have a hen, 3-4 months old. Yesterday I noticed she was having trouble walking. She does not try to walk much, but when she does, she stumbles and losses her balance. She is also eating and drinking… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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DVM
32,396 satisfied customers
What would cause my hen to retain fluid to the extent that
What would cause my hen to retain fluid to the extent that her rear-end was almost dragging the ground? Her wings were being used for balance and when she walked she literally had to heave herself fro… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
One of our hens (we inherited her and I believe she is about
One of our hens (we inherited her and I believe she is about 10 months old) is losing her toes a digit at a time and very quickly. We have removed her from the others because the attack her. Obviously… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
I have a Barred Rock Hen with a very swollen abdomen. She has
I have a Barred Rock Hen with a very swollen abdomen. She has been like this for nearly 3 weeks. She has lost most of her feathers on her abdomen, and it look red and is warm to the touch. I have trea… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
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I have a nearly 2 year old Rhode Island Red hen. She has not
I have a nearly 2 year old Rhode Island Red hen. She has not been laying for more than 6 months. Is in a pen and housing by herself. I have several other Rhodies that each have their own private pen a… read more
Dr_Kitty
Dr_Kitty
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
122 satisfied customers
i have a baby budgie with splayed legs, i didnt know when
i have a baby budgie with splayed legs, i didn't know when my hen hatched 3 chicks i should have checked for deformaties, i let her and her partner to get on with it, when they came out of the nest on… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Hi, my 4 yr old ex battery hen - who is very much a well loved
Hi, my 4 yr old ex battery hen - who is very much a well loved pet!! has just had a lot of feathers missing to her front over the past few days and her under belly quite red looking although no blood … read more
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have a leghorn hen with a swollen bottom section. It seems
I have a leghorn hen with a swollen bottom section. It seems to be fluid. She doesnt seem uncomfortable and is eating/flying around. I'm not sure what to do. What would you recomend?… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
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19,483 satisfied customers
my hen injured herself flying from her roost 6 ft off the floor
my hen injured herself flying from her roost 6 ft off the floor seems like a leg injury. she cant walk, no balance.she has strength in her toes. wings work fine. i have her in a box and she is eating.… read more
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Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
19,483 satisfied customers
We have a small close knit flock of 6 hens, two days ago we
We have a small close knit flock of 6 hens, two days ago we notice one hen began losing allot of feathers. Thought perhaps is was molting, but her behavior has changed as well. Appears very skitish. G… read more
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Fiona Steel
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Bachelor's Degree
703 satisfied customers
I just sent a question to you about my injured hen. I got a
I just sent a question to you about my injured hen. I got a quick response saying as soon as I pay you'll answer the question.I had some problem with paypal and then lost you. Did you get my question … read more
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Doctoral Degree
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chicken: month old..laying and lost control of the cloaca..egg..mites
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Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
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Doctoral Degree
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Have an easter egger young hen started making strange sounds
Have an easter egger young hen started making strange sounds this morning. She is about 4 or 5 months old, not yet laying. Sounds like a baby crying when she breathes. Often makes a sound like a cross… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
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Doctoral Degree
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I think one of my young hens has gone blind, she is going through
I think one of my young hens has gone blind, she is going through her first moult and has been getting paler and more withdrawn over the weeks, eventually just huddled up waiting to die, couldn't stan… read more
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Andrea Roberts
veterinary surgeon
Bachelor's Degree
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I have just started keeping hens 4 weeks ago and one of the
I have just started keeping hens 4 weeks ago and one of the buff orphingtons has one eye closed. She is also off balance with a slight limp. The eye itself looks fine when you open it up, there is no … read more
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Doctoral Degree
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Dr. Pat

Dr. Pat

Bird Veterinarian

3,596 satisfied customers

25+ years working primarily or exclusively with birds

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Dr. Bob

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2,854 satisfied customers

35 years in general practice, including avian.

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Fiona Steel

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BVMS MRCVS

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