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Have a very active chicken who was in corner of coop today
Have a very active chicken who was in corner of coop today with head under wing. My husband pulled her out. She won't walk won't eat. Drank a little. Comb bent over. It's been raining and wet in coop … read more
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I have a 6 year old hen that is lethargic, wobbly, and has
I have a 6 year old hen that is lethargic, wobbly, and has diarrhea that is yellow with black goo in it... I have her isolated and she is drinking Obsessively, I have massaged her crop and it is empty… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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My 2 year old Plymouth Barred Rock he has shown signs of
Hi, My 2 year old Plymouth Barred Rock he has shown signs of decline for more than a week. I noticed that she hung out in the coop more, did not range much, less active. I could find nothing obviously… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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There seems to be something (virus/bacteria/fungus...) going
Hi, there seems to be something (virus/bacteria/fungus...) going through my backyard chicken flock (all chickens are over 2 years old). I'm pretty sure one member of the flock has Mycoplasmosis as the… read more
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I am new to raising chickens. I have a hen who appears to be
Hello I am new to raising chickens. I have a young hen who appears to be blind. She moves around but easily runs into a fence. The other chickens are pecking at her. I have had my chickens for about f… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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laying hen lethargic, crop slightly swollen. Massaged crop
laying hen lethargic, crop slightly swollen. Massaged crop and a large quantity of fluid came up from the crop.… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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My dog attacked one of my hens last night. I rescued her, and
My dog attacked one of my hens last night. I rescued her, and could not find any open wounds and she was not bleeding anywhere. This morning she will not put weight on one foot and is limping badly. I… read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
Veterinarian
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220 satisfied customers
Our chicken is 2 months old. It had a large sac under its mouth.
Our chicken is 2 months old. It had a large sac under its mouth. Chicken was lethargic and couldnt stand up. My son is caring for them and he squeezed the sac and the chicken vomited large amounts of … read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 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
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I just checked one of my poulty and its leg appears to be bleeding
I just checked one of my poulty and its leg appears to be bleeding slightly. I caught it for a closer look and it appears as if one of its scales has been ripped off! It looks quite painful and there … read more
Deb Jankura
Deb Jankura
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
312 satisfied customers
chickens: became lethargic with runny diarrhea..feathers..appetite
Hi I have recently combined an existing flock of chickens with some from a friend. I kept them separate for a month to make sure the new birds were ok. Soon after putting them together one of the new … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
hens: my flock..they might have transmitted red mites but I m..egg
I just bought 2 hens to add to my flock of 6 and i think they might have transmitted red mites but I m not sure because I saw them before. My birds arent showing any symtoms of it minus decreased egg … read more
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
15 chickens seem healthy except for loss of head and neck feathers.
15 chickens seem healthy except for loss of head and neck feathers. Now, 2 dead in one week. All seem to have some degree of feather loss. Cascade mountains, so cooped up extensively this winter due t… read more
Dr. Wally
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Doctoral Degree
273 satisfied customers
One of my layer hens has a swollen crop/breast. There are several
One of my layer hens has a swollen crop/breast. There are several lesions that are deep and one appears to be open so that you can see inside. 1. What caused this condition? 2. I have isolated the bir… read more
Dr. Heindel, D.V.M.
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Doctoral Degree
330 satisfied customers
hen: month old..old blue..not layed an egg for 4 days..tail feathers
I have a 7 month old Blue Andolusian hen who has not layed an egg for 4 days and today she some out of her house but did not eat all day. Instead, she found a quiet place under some hedges and stood t… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
yesterday our chicken that is about 1 year died suddenly -
yesterday our chicken that is about 1 year died suddenly - it was warm weather although they all had water. we initially had 4 chooks and they tend to pair off. later that afternoon we noticed another… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
Back in July I bought a Light Sussex chicken with 12 chicks
Back in July I bought a Light Sussex chicken with 12 chicks to go with our 5 existing hens. Everything was fine for the first few weeks, but from week 8 the first chick died, and they have continued t… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
I have a 5 mo. old wyandotte chicken who has been picked on
I have a 5 mo. old wyandotte chicken who has been picked on by other 5 mo old chickens. Her membranes are pale and her feathers are falling out in bunches. She is not eating well. I have some terramyc… read more
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