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I have a Silkie chicken that is over one year old. Recently
I have a Silkie chicken that is over one year old. Recently she's stopped moving around and will just stay in the same place all day. She'll sometimes lose her balance and fall over. She's also stoppe… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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I need your help! One of my laying hens we think is egg
I need your help! One of my laying hens we think is egg bound. We tried soaking her in warm epson salt water last night and gaver her 1/2 a tums last night and kept her in a crate indoors overnight ho… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,525 satisfied customers
I have a one year old Brahma hen. Today around noon and
I have a one year old Brahma hen. Today around noon and started acting lethargic. She eats a bit, but not like she normally does. She's just standing around with her tail down. Any advice or help woul… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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My 3 yr old hen is acting more lethargic. No discharge eyes,
My 3 yr old hen is acting more lethargic. No discharge eyes, nose, comb darker red with hint of purple tips, Crop feels fine, checked vent, doesnt feel like any egg, had dried pop on her butt, feet lo… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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She is walking low to the ground, and sitting and her tail
She is walking low to the ground, and sitting and her tail is down, what's wrong with her? … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,525 satisfied customers
We have a 2-3 yr old chicken that seems egg bound but im not
We have a 2-3 yr old chicken that seems egg bound but im not sure … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,525 satisfied customers
My chicken is not eating she can barley hold her head and
Hi my chicken is not eating she can barley hold her head and chest up and doesn't even walk around. … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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My girl just started laying and mostly large double yokers.
My young girl just started laying and mostly large double yokers. She is now acting sick. Dragging her tail, lethargic an very little poop. Have her inside in a kennel. Giving her Epson salt soaks and… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have a hen that is egg bound for several days. I can feel
I have a hen that is egg bound for several days. I can feel more than one egg. I have kept her warm, soaked her bottom in warm water a couple of times a day, used olive oil, Vaseline, massage, etc wit… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Sun evening I noticed one of our Delaware hens could not get
Sun evening I noticed one of our Delaware hens could not get up into the coop/roost, so I sat her in & didn't think much about it. Mon morning she couldn't get out of the coop so I isolated her with w… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
One on my hens was egg bound; the egg broke inside her and
One on my hens was egg bound; the egg broke inside her and most came out. Her vent is swollen and inflamed. We have done warm baths and cleaned the area. suggestions??? Thanks, betty… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have a brown laying hen. I think she is a buckeye and she
I have a brown laying hen. I think she is a buckeye and she is at least 3 years old. Yesterday I found her in the coop on the ground unable to stand. She was all pooped up on her underside and listles… read more
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knstrand
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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
2,854 satisfied customers
I have a pekin bantom chicken that is spending a lot of time
I have a pekin bantom chicken that is spending a lot of time sitting and looking listless, will get up and eat for a about a total of an hour a day, did have diarrheoa, but gave them garlic in the wat… read more
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hen: month old..warm baths..amoxicillin..case and she has had 2 doses
Hello, I have a 6 month old banty hen who seems to be egg bound. For 2 days we have been giving her warm baths, I donned a glove and lubed her up with vaseline and tried to manually get the egg out bu… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Hi, I have a 3-4 year old hen that is sick. Past 3 weeks, she
Hi, I have a 3-4 year old hen that is sick. Past 3 weeks, she hasn't been herself. Abdomen is very swollen, she is walking with a wide gait, having difficulty in getting up into nesting box, passing s… read more
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Fiona Steel
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Bachelor's Degree
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Hi, need some advice. I have a black rock chicken which may
Hi, need some advice. I have a black rock chicken which may or may not have a swollen abdo. She has been a bit sluggish for a few days .Also there was a lot of hard poo stuck to her bottom. I caught h… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I believe my hen is egg bound. Ive given her a couple of warm
I believe my hen is egg bound. I've given her a couple of warm sits baths now. Yesterday I could touch the shell of the egg at the top of her vent canal. I decided I would go ahead and break the shell… read more
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