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One of my hens comb has flopped over. It is a very cold snap
one of my hens comb has flopped over. It is a very cold snap and the water has been frozen although I have made sure they have fluid water during the day. Today she didn't want her corn but only wante… read more
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I have a flock of only two (pampered) hens since 2010. My 4
I have a flock of only two (pampered) hens since 2010. My 4 1/2 year old Barred Rock has had knobby, swollen feet/toes, and a few small yellow bumps on a few toes since around April. Vet thought it mi… read more
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My once beautiful barred Plymouth rock hen began molting last
my once beautiful barred Plymouth rock hen began molting last November. she has grown back most of her feathers , but most are down, fluffy, not shiny and real long, like before. her head, wings and t… read more
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I have a Barred Rock rooster about 10 months old. He has a
I have a Barred Rock rooster about 10 months old. He has a large blackish spot on his comb about the size of a nickle on one side and about the size of a dime on the other side. It has white spots mix… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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One of my Plymouth Rock hens has a bare neck. It looks sore
One of my Plymouth Rock hens has a bare neck. It looks sore - red around the spots where the feathers should be. She scratches it. We also noticed when we picked her up that her belly is bare. Dry and… read more
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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
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My chicken (one of 8 ex battery hens collected 4th August 12)
My chicken (one of 8 ex battery hens collected 4th August 12) has become unwell today. All other chickens very well. Symptoms: Very watery discharge from vent. Approx. 10mls at a time. Blue tinge to c… read more
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Dr_Kitty
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One of my Plymouth Barred Rocks lost an eye, which I noticed
One of my Plymouth Barred Rocks lost an eye, which I noticed last Thursday. I began putting some ophthalmic ointment in it, but it was white. No swelling. This morning I noticed a white streak on the … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have 14 chickens. 4 are white silkies, one a rooster. They
I have 14 chickens. 4 are white silkies, one a rooster. They are wonderful healthy chickens and get along great with the other birds. I have been noticing lately that some of the silkies crests look l… read more
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My chicken has become listless and limps on the right side.
My chicken has become listless and limps on the right side. He eats but is not himself. He has diarrhea. What could be wrong?… read more
Dr. Elaine
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Doctoral Degree
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Our Welsummer rooster just died. We noticed this morning that
Our Welsummer rooster just died. We noticed this morning that he did not appear to be interested in eating and his comb was a little pale. This evening we noticed that he seemed to be sneezing and whe… read more
Dr. Elaine
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What do I do for a young, healthy rooster whose comb has started
What do I do for a young, healthy rooster whose comb has started to droop over the last 2 days? Up until then he was fine.… read more
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Several of my layer hens have had featherless butts since early
Several of my layer hens have had featherless butts since early spring. Now I see a couple that have picked their feathers off of the crop area and at least one that is losing feathers off of her head… read more
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Our hen hid herself under a shelf in the coop. When I found
Our hen hid herself under a shelf in the coop. When I found her this morning she was quite ill: filled-up gullet and listless. Her feathers were in disarray, no lesions. When I picked her up a smelly,… read more
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I have 6 speckled sussex chickens hatched on May 26 of this
I have 6 speckled sussex chickens hatched on May 26 of this year. Healthy except in the last month or so 4 of them have lost a lot of feathers on their back by their tail so there is a bald patch ther… read more
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Andrea Roberts
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We have a small flock of 7 hens and one rooster. Born in late
We have a small flock of 7 hens and one rooster. Born in late March 2009, most began laying early to mid August. Our 2 Buff Orpingtons are causing concern. One insists on brooding and we have isolated… read more
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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I noticed that one of my chickens a Barred rock was very red
I noticed that one of my chickens a Barred rock was very red under her wings the breasts area and the feathers were gone. She seems to fluff her feathers out a little but I saw it red and bald.… read more
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Deb Jankura
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chickens: small flock..feathers as if she were just molting
I have a small flock of chickens which i keep in 2 separate pens side by side. They are all silkie bantems. One of my hens began to loose some feathers as if she were just molting, but it has continue… read more
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