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We have a Pekin bantam hen about 6 years old called "Happy".
Hi! We have a Pekin bantam hen about 6 years old called "Happy". She lives in our backyard with 3 other same breed chickens, two of whom we purchased at the same time (all 7 weeks old). The other was … read more
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Dr Pat, I have a young rooster, about 8 months old. Condition
Hi Dr Pat, I have a young rooster, about 8 months old. Condition looks fine, however he has always been quiet, lethargic, does not eat much, hunkers down, waits to be lifted into chicken coop each nig… read more
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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My chicken is very bloated and won't drink water. She just
My chicken is very bloated and won't drink water. She just sits hunched over and does not want to move. I washed her belly in warm water and removed the faeces. Her comb colour is good and there is no… read more
Dr. B.
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Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
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My 3 year old chook passed away last night. Her crop was full
My 3 year old chook passed away last night. Her crop was full of food but she has had poo stuck to her bottom for the past week and very lethargic and pale. The poo was greenish in colour with white d… read more
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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Barnvelder hen about 12 months . Two days of staying in laying
Barnvelder hen about 12 months . Two days of staying in laying box . vent area abit dirty. Clucking and ruffling neck feathers . Then shaking feathers out and wing flapping .Has gone out with others t… read more
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Dr_Kitty
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Doctoral Degree
122 satisfied customers
I have one chicken she keeps opening her beak as if gasping
I have one chicken she keeps opening her beak as if gasping for air .this morning her crop looked very full so I gave her some warm oil and tried to massage the crop but she retched it all up and now … read more
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
bantam: slightly larger than the other wynadotts we have.
Hi. We have a bantam wynadott. She is slightly larger than the other wynadotts we have. At first we thought she might of been a cock because of her size and also she has a much deeper croke. She has n… read more
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Hi, I have a 7yr old female peach face lovebird. I know in
Hi, I have a 7yr old female peach face lovebird. I know in the past when she has been broody her stomach get slightly large within 1 or 2 weeks she is back to normal. But the last 3 days she seems to … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Hi, our Myers Parrot has taken ill yesterday. We thought she
Hi, our Myers Parrot has taken ill yesterday. We thought she was going to die because she was panting, went limp, could not lit her head, and was barely eating or drinking. Luckily she is now regainin… read more
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Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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hen: which is about 28 weeks old..for laying eggs..runt
We have a hen which is about 28 weeks old. She is a light sussex & we got her for laying eggs only along with 6 other hens. This particular hen has always been a bit scruffy compared to her lady frien… read more
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Bantam: pale..lime green colour discharge coming from her bottom help
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I have a pekin bantam (born last august) who turned broody
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Dr. Elaine
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chickens: lethargic..definitely eating less..vocal than normal
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Fiona Steel
Veterinarian
Bachelor's Degree
703 satisfied customers
chickens: backyard..became broody and wouldnt leave the nest.
We have three backyard chickens. One of our chickens only laid for about 3 weeks. She then became broody and wouldn't leave the nest. This continued for about 8 weeks. She now happily wanders around o… read more
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I have a 1 year old hen who is off colour, not eating, sitting
I have a 1 year old hen who is off colour, not eating, sitting with her neck down and feathers puffed up, but is not standing in the position of an unwell chicken in the help books I have. Brightens u… read more
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Bachelor's Degree
703 satisfied customers
Please can you advise on my sick chickens. I have/had 3 5
Please can you advise on my sick chickens. I have/had 3 5 month old buff sussex hens which I hatched. They have all been happily living together and free ranging in my garden. I had one very below par… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
bantam: lay..herself..skinny, she doesnt smell funny and is pooping
i have a broody bantam chuck who doesnt yet lay eggs herself yet, but will sit on the others eggs. she has a full firm crop but she is skinny, she doesnt smell funny and is pooping normally. I have pu… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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my cockatiels poo is green in colour and more loose/liquid
my cockatiel's poo is green in colour and more loose/liquid than normal the white parts are light green the rest is dark green he seems to be out of sorts and is holding his tail slightly down he is e… read more
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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
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