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I have a Wyandotte mix hen that is about 10 months old.
I have a Wyandotte mix hen that is about 10 months old. We've recently started to have colder weather here in Northern California and noticed in the last week she is losing feathers. Each time she pre… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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She seems to have broken a nail and was bleeding a lot. Also
She seems to have broken a nail and was bleeding a lot. Also I have 6 birds being picked on by the other 6. How do i stop that? … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
4,395 satisfied customers
My chickens were attacked yesterday... 7 were killed... I
My chickens were attacked yesterday... 7 were killed... I have one with serious cuts and what looks like an abcess... Roo has minor cuts... but they aren't eating or drinking today... how can I help t… read more
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Dr. Patsy Fields
Veterinarian
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We have a silver laced Wyandotte that is 20 weeks old that
Hi we have a silver laced Wyandotte that is 20 weeks old that has a swollen knee. We have been keeping separate and demobilized but she isn't getting better. … read more
Dr. Patsy Fields
Dr. Patsy Fields
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I am new to the chicken world and have 14 lovely bird that
I am new to the chicken world and have 14 lovely bird that we started about 6 to 7 weeks ago and need advice with one bird loosing feathers on her back. Normally her new wing feathers cover this area … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
4,395 satisfied customers
I'm in New Zealand & we are coming into our winter months
Hi Pat I'm in New Zealand & we are coming into our winter months but where I'm am there is No Snow to fall here just to be clear … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
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57,060 satisfied customers
One of my chicken, a Lacewing Wyandotte, has been losing
Hi. One of my chicken, a Lacewing Wyandotte, has been losing her feathers and has not been able to grow them back in a healthy manner. It began after she molted in the spring. Her feathers did not gro… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have 3 rhode island reds 3 white leghorn 1 rooster. some
I have 3 rhode island reds 3 white leghorn 1 rooster. some hens have lost all feathers around egg chute. what is problem?… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
, just noticed one of my chickens has missing feathers and
Hi, just noticed one of my chickens has missing feathers and looking sore round the top of her head… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
22,681 satisfied customers
My Lace Wyandotte hen (approx 5 years old) today is very lethargic.
My Lace Wyandotte hen (approx 5 years old) today is very lethargic. Lacey Wynona is of normal weight with beautiful healthy feathers and no discoloration of comb, no discharge from eyes or nasal. I ca… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Veterinarian Avian Health Consultant
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
our chickens have lost feathers on back necks and tails sence
our chickens have lost feathers on back necks and tails sence last nov. we have tried amorpaous sillica powder for a mo. not getting good results. the other hens are killing once they start bleeding… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
We have 7 bantam hens who free range inside a 50m electric
We have 7 bantam hens who free range inside a 50m electric fence. Both our silver laced wyandotte bantams (1 year old) moulted in November, one recovered before Christmas & now looks bright feathered … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have a blue orpington (1 year old) who has suddenly appeared
I have a blue orpington (1 year old) who has suddenly appeared to have lost all the strength in her legs. She is unable to jump up onto her perch and appears to be squatting all the time. This causes … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
hens: Reds, 2 Buff orpingtons and 1 silver laced wyandot.
I have had my 7 hens for since the spring of 2009. 2 Austrolorps, 2 Road Is. Reds, 2 Buff Orpingtons and 1 silver laced wyandot. As cold weather is coming on and we have had a very mild fall here in e… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 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
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I raise Silver Laced Wyandottes for show. I have been having
I raise Silver Laced Wyandottes for show. I have been having trouble with a couple of my young silvers. It started out about 3 weeks ago with a pullet and cockeral. They eat and drink normal but they … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
hi. I have 3 white leghorn hens and 3 copper maran hens, they
hi. I have 3 white leghorn hens and 3 copper maran hens, they are run happily together. They are a 2010 summer hatch. I have discovered that they all have bald bottoms, they look red too, but they are… read more
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have a 2 year old wyandotte who had only fluffy feathers
I have a 2 year old wyandotte who had only fluffy feathers on her back to begin with and then never developed secondary feathers. Her back it totally bald. She isn't picked on by the other and is layi… read more
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Deb Jankura
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