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i have 12 hens, 10 of which have bald and very red rear ends.
i have 12 hens, 10 of which have bald and very red rear ends. I suspect hen pecked. my concern is the impending cold weather. will they freeze? they have very adequate shelter and a roofed run. I have… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
Ive got a rhode island red hen that is about 12 months old
I've got a rhode island red hen that is about 12 months old and lives in a generously sized coop (8'X4') with 5 other hens. They have an attached run and I let them free range so space is not a proble… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
I have a Silkie girl with a milky substance all over her
I have a Silkie girl with a milky white substance all over her tail feathers. She's not eating or drinking, is lethargic and as a whole totally pissed off! Any idea what this is and what do I do about… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
7,940 satisfied customers
my hen developed a large black blister on her wattle last
my hen developed a large black blister on her wattle last night. She's also got two tiny yellow ones on the same wattle too. What is going on? She's otherwise healthy - eats and moves well. Poops are … read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
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 flock of four hen. My Rhode Island red has been molting
I have a flock of four hen. My Rhode Island red has been molting for several weeks. In the lst two days she has seemd very lethargic, no interested in leaving the run. When I picked her up last night … read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
Hi, we have a flock of eleven one year old hens, no roosters.
Hi, we have a flock of eleven one year old hens, no roosters. Four are Barred Rocks, four Rhode Island Reds, one Buff Orpington and two white Sex Links. For several months a number of them have been l… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
19,561 satisfied customers
hen: has diarrhea..feathers..alert..now as active as usual, drinks
I think my Rhode Island Red hen has diarrhea. She has white residue on her rear end feathers, her rear end seems dirty, and I saw her elimate some yellow-green looking poop today. She has really slowe… read more
Fiona Steel
Fiona Steel
Veterinarian
Bachelor's Degree
224 satisfied customers
Two of my Golden Comet hens have died over the last two months.
Two of my Golden Comet hens have died over the last two months. Of the four I have left, two have lost feathers (to the bone) on their wings and on their backs just below thier tail feathers. What's h… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
7,940 satisfied customers
We have 3 hens who were 2 yrs old last April. They two Rhode
We have 3 hens who were 2 yrs old last April. They two Rhode Island Reds and a Barred Rock. All are big, healthy Girls and have done a great job with their egg production. They get premium chicken fee… read more
Fiona Steel
Fiona Steel
Veterinarian
Bachelor's Degree
224 satisfied customers
hen: that hAS BEEN LAYING ONE EGG PER DAY..bunny..her nesting area
I have a polish hen that hAS BEEN LAYING ONE EGG PER DAY. sHE IS IN THE SAME COOP WITH A RHODE ISLAND RED HEN AND AN UNFIXED BUNNY RABBIT. sHE HAS stopped laying completly and just sits on her nesting… read more
Fiona Steel
Fiona Steel
Veterinarian
Bachelor's Degree
224 satisfied customers
hens: I expected to house 7 in one coop designed for 15
I have 4 Rhode Island Red hens. I expected to house 7 in one coop designed for 15 but the evil little hens killed off three of their peers. They turned on each other -- no top hen. So my remaining bir… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
7,940 satisfied customers
hens: corner, wouldnt eat, or drink..crate..getting better
We have 16 hens (was 17) (breeds ranging from Rhode Islands Reds, Buff Orpingtons, Delawares, Red Sex Links, and Black Sex Links). About a month ago, one of the Rhode Island Reds became ill, she staye… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
hen: was attacked..I handle her she vomits a yellowish liquid
my rhode island red hen was attacked by a dog. thought she was better until I picked her up this morning and her breast feels like a water balloon and when I handle her she vomits a yellowish liquid. … read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
Two Rhode Island Red hens have molting feathers on their back
Two Rhode Island Red hens have molting feathers on their back by the tail feathers and one is getting a bare spot. Is this mites and if so what is the treatment both for the chickens and the coop?… read more
Andrea Roberts
Andrea Roberts
veterinary surgeon
Bachelor's Degree
1,292 satisfied customers
I have three Rhode Island Red hens. Two look beautiful, but
I have three Rhode Island Red hens. Two look beautiful, but the third, and largest, always looks as though she is molting. She has never been fully feathered. She lays the biggest eggs and is good nat… read more
Andrea Roberts
Andrea Roberts
veterinary surgeon
Bachelor's Degree
1,292 satisfied customers
Our Rhode Island Red hen of 9 months old has not laid an egg
Our Rhode Island Red hen of 9 months old has not laid an egg for over one week. She has a build up of feces on her vent feathers. Closer inspection showed a almond -sized "beige" colored ball. This wa… read more
Dr. C
Dr. C
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
415 satisfied customers
My hen lost several feathers on one of her wings, a little
My hen lost several feathers on one of her wings, a little feather loss on her chest, and appears to be losing more feathers on the top of her head right behind her little comb. She is a Rhode Island … read more
Andrea Roberts
Andrea Roberts
veterinary surgeon
Bachelor's Degree
1,292 satisfied customers
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