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5 yo chicken not eating the same, not as active, noticed
5 yo chicken not eating the same, not as active, noticed hoarseness when she tried to speak last night. 3 weeks ago my flock consisted of 2 buff orpingtons 5 years old still laying but less. one was k… read more
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My pullet (10 weeks old) is making a honking noise. None of my other chickens are doing this. Could this just the the heat? Or should I be looking for other symptoms? … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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One hen has croup maybe bronchitis? Eating and drinking
One hen has croup maybe bronchitis? Eating and drinking okay. Clear discharge so far. This is day three. But rattles when breathes and coughs with croup sounds. Really congested. … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I am a new hen mom, picked up 6 hens this past Friday -
Good morning...I am a new hen mom, picked up 6 hens this past Friday - different breeds, and apparently different ages. I was originally told they had been laying for a year but the two in question ar… read more
oopiedoc
oopiedoc
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We just noticed one of our hens doing this today. She has
We just noticed one of our hens doing this today. She has been eating drinking fine and we don't see any discharge from face. What can we do?… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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I have two problems going on in my flock, possibly more. I
I have two problems going on in my flock, possibly more. I had some juvenile chicken deaths diagnosed as coccidiosis on necropsy. But I also have a respiratory issue in my flock. Right now I have a 3 … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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I have five pullets who hatched 7 months ago, a Rhode Island
I have five pullets who hatched 7 months ago, a Rhode Island red, two black australops, and two buff orpingtons. Four of the girls are about the same size, as are their eggs. The fifth pullet (buff or… read more
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Kelly Hill
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I have a lethaargic chicken that is about 14 weeks old and
I have a lethaargic chicken that is about 14 weeks old and female. she doesn't want to eat either. This is the second one like this. The first one passed away.… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
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I have seven (7) beautiful hens, of different breeds. I
I have seven (7) beautiful hens, of different breeds. I noticed my Welsummer hen today was just standing around, not running or eating. They foraged in my back yard today. They love it when I let them… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Sick chicken. I have a one year old Ameraucana hen. She
Sick chicken. I have a one year old Ameraucana hen. She started getting lethargic and separating herself from the other birds about 10 days ago. We brought her in the house and put her in the hospital… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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I have had a respiratory problem with just my Orpington and
I have had a respiratory problem with just my Orpington and Ameracauna chickens for more then a month. I've had several die, some I've culled and some I've medicated and quarantined. Both groups are l… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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Duck has injured neck can't hold it up and hasn't eaten for about day and a half, it is drinking some. What can we do to help?… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
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I have an Orpington Hen whose neck has been bent to one side since friday (2 days) She is
I have an Orpington Hen whose neck has been bent to one side since friday (2 days) She is currently moulting, is still eating well. Sometime she seems to stretch it out and be almost back to normal. A… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
We have 7 laying hens, 5 white leghorns and 2 buff orpingtons.
We have 7 laying hens, 5 white leghorns and 2 buff orpingtons. The leghorns seem to be having trouble with shells and shell strength. They were on Purina layena and have recently been switched (proble… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
hens: No other sx; no cough, runny nose, swollen eyes or sneezing.
I have a bakers dozen of 14 month old hens. Today I heard one of them wheezing & confirmed she is wheezing both on inspir/expiration. No other sx; no cough, runny nose, swollen eyes or sneezing. I iso… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
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
Dr. Elaine
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Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
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I have 6 hens. My cukoo maran has looked "sleepy" for a few days and droppings are grossly runny (looks like melted caramel). I have two others that today started showing signs of "sleepiness" but are… read more
Dr. Lisa
Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
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I have two listless Buff Orpingtons. The Cockerel is 17 weeks,
I have two listless Buff Orpingtons. The Cockerel is 17 weeks, the pullet is 15 weeks. Two days ago the pullet was standing separate from the flock with her head pulled into her body. She would briefl… read more
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Dr. Pat
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