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I have a 6 Mo old black sex link hen that is lethargic, comb
I have a 6 Mo old black sex link hen that is lethargic, comb and wattles are somewhat discolored. comb is folded over. The chicken is having convulsions in the neck area. It is not eating or drinking … read more
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1 year old hen (Australorpe). Noticed some funny elongated
1 year old hen (Australorpe). Noticed some funny elongated eggs over last month or two and a few "she'll-less" eggs as well that I can attribute to her specifically.(Normal inside though) Have begun o… read more
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Dr. Bob
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I recently added 3 chicks ,4-7 mo. old to my 8 mo old chicks,
I recently added 3 chicks ,4-7 mo. old to my 8 mo old chicks, who appox. 1 -1/2 weeks later became ill. My original little girls have white diaherra, runny noses and loss of appetite, with occosionlly… read more
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I have two hens and a bantam. When I returned from overseas
I have two hens and a bantam. When I returned from overseas on Thursday I found one hen all hunched over, neck pulled in, feathers all fluffed up and the feathers missing from her rear end. She also h… read more
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Dr_Kitty
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I have a 18 mo. old hen who was attacked by something 3 1/2
I have a 18 mo. old hen who was attacked by something 3 1/2 weeks ago. She had a pretty decent gash on her back that seemed to be healing nicely and her feathers are growing back in. I noticed about 5… read more
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We bought four chickens 2 1/2 years ago from a free range chicken
We bought four chickens 2 1/2 years ago from a free range chicken farm. Within 6 months the first chicken died, the second chicken died after 2years and now we have a third chicken with the same sympt… read more
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our chickens have lost feathers on back necks and tails sence
our chickens have lost feathers on back necks and tails sence last nov. we have tried amorpaous sillica powder for a mo. not getting good results. the other hens are killing once they start bleeding… read more
Dr. Bob
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chickens: thin shelled eggs with spots of sand..listless..eating well
Hi~ I have a flock of four backyard chickens, 6 mo old. One of them seems ill: she has not laid an egg in 3 days, and in the 2 wks prior laid thin shelled eggs with spots of sand-like grit on the shel… read more
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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Help! Our chickens are not eating, are drinking excessive
Help! Our chickens are not eating, are drinking excessive amounts of water, have loose stools and egg production is down. Any idea what this could be?… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a problem with my flock (11 girls ranging in age from
I have a problem with my flock (11 girls ranging in age from 4 yrs to 5 months) The oldest has a shrunken comb, evidence of what looks like scaly leg mite & won't sit on a perch. All birds have a decr… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
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We have chickens that are just over two years old. There are
We have chickens that are just over two years old. There are three of them in a roomy coop that is mainly outdoors but has a sheltered area. I try to keep it clean and keep their food container full, … read more
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703 satisfied customers
One of my 3 hens seems unwell and lethargic today. Her tail
One of my 3 hens seems unwell and lethargic today. Her tail is down and she keeps shaking her head (parasites?). Her comb is normal and red and there seems to be no discharge from her eyes or beak. I … read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
chick: lethargic..egg..it looke dswollen and very pink and inflamed.
my chickn is lethargic and i went inot the vent and yellow pussy discharge came out. I felt no egg nor any built up excrement. it looke dswollen and very pink and inflamed. I have three other chickens… read more
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Dr. Elaine
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Doctoral Degree
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I took my chicken to my vet because they treat chickens (I
I took my chicken to my vet because they treat chickens (I was told anyways), MY girl has been wheezy and short of breathe at times. No discharge for eyes,nose, mouth. No evidence of worms in feces. A… read more
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One of my chickens is walking bow legged and her comb has turned
One of my chickens is walking bow legged and her comb has turned dark instead of the usual red. She was waddling instead of waking straight today. She is currently got her head tucked back under at he… read more
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Dr. Elaine
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I have an ill chicken, she is lethargic, still eating (sweetcorn)
I have an ill chicken, she is lethargic, still eating (sweetcorn) drinking alot. She seems egg bound, but i cant feel an egg, she seems quite swollen like previous egg bound chickens but i cant feel a… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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chicken: only drinking water laying..water dish..chest area..eggs
I have a 6month old chicken who suddenly began larthargic, only drinking water laying by the water dish. She appears to have a large chest area and it is not hard. I do not know if she is the one who … read more
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My lesser sulfur-crested cockatoo, Mo, is 21 years old, female,
My lesser sulfur-crested cockatoo, Mo, is 21 years old, female, not breeding. Her favorite food in the world is hard-boiled egg yolk. I have always thought it was fine for her to have it, but have bec… read more
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