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Originally approximately two weeks ago she just didn't look
Originally approximately two weeks ago she just didn't look good so we separated her out. Her comb was pale, she wasn't laying and she's only a year old. We thought she was just broody at first. Her c… read more
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DavidH1117
Director of Animal Health
DVM
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My hen was attacked by a dog and had a bad wound on her
My hen was attacked by a dog and had a bad wound on her back. We cleaned with betadine and antibiotic ointment and wrapped her in gauze light around her holding 1 wing in since it was spread out and s… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,466 satisfied customers
My dog attacked her and she lost a bunch of feathers she
Second opinion] Hi! My dog attacked her and she lost a bunch of feathers she seems lethargic and tired no heavy bleeding … read more
AmandaB322
AmandaB322
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One of my chickens is bleeding. It seems to be coming from
One of my chickens is bleeding. It seems to be coming from her comb. Her face is covered in blood. We applied some styptic powder, but not sure it has completely subsided. Any other suggestions? … read more
DavidH1117
DavidH1117
Director of Animal Health
DVM
578 satisfied customers
She has a tear in her comb so that part of it is hanging
She has a tear in her comb so that part of it is hanging down :( I discovered her injury yesterday morning, there was a substantial amount of blood. I treated her with a blue spray to disinfect as wel… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
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One of my hens has a swollen eye and her comb had bled a
One of my hens has a swollen eye and her comb had bled a little. I have isolated her and cleaned her eye and comb. I'm new to chickens so I'm not sure what antibiotic etc to start … read more
Dr. Patsy Fields
Dr. Patsy Fields
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Bird attack. Skull raw. 1 week ago. but have to force feed.
Bird attack. Skull raw. 1 week ago. Poops but have to force feed … read more
DavidH1117
DavidH1117
Director of Animal Health
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578 satisfied customers
I have two hens with bright red bloody diarrhea, which just
I have two hens with bright red bloody diarrhea, which just happened today and one with a normal looking color of poo but literally the liquid is separate from the poo. I had another hen that suddenly… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
I have a sick hen. She got sick about 4 days ago. Her comb
I have a sick hen. She got sick about 4 days ago. Her comb naturally flops over and it was pale and the underside was white. She was extremely lethargic, mostly just sitting in the nest box. Because o… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
My chicken was bit by a dog - some back skin ripped off - how
My chicken was bit by a dog - some back skin ripped off - how do I clean - how do I help her - please help me!… read more
Dr_Kitty
Dr_Kitty
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
122 satisfied customers
I have a 18 mo. old hen who was attacked by something 3 1/2
I have a 18 mo. old hen who was attacked by something 3 1/2 weeks ago. She had a pretty decent gash on her back that seemed to be healing nicely and her feathers are growing back in. I noticed about 5… read more
Dr_Kitty
Dr_Kitty
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
122 satisfied customers
chicken: lethargic..wing..out when lying down..Her comb is very pale
I have a full grown chicken about 3 years old that has just suddenly gotten lethargic on one side with one wing and leg that she has streatched out when lying down. Her comb is very pale and shriveled… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
I have 4 hens that are about 6 months old and lay. I have always
I have 4 hens that are about 6 months old and lay. I have always notiived orange loose stool, which I have thought to be cecal poop. They are mainly in a large 8ftx8ft coop with a hen house of 4x6 fee… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
my 3 year old hen has benn pcked at by her sisters. I have
my 3 year old hen has benn pcked at by her sisters. I have her separated in a cage, but 24 hours later, she's still puffed out and not eating much.… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
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
7,940 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
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
I live in Colorado and have four backyard hens with their own
I live in Colorado and have four backyard hens with their own fenced off area and coop. My husband and I started getting lax about making sure the coop door was shut before going to bed a month or so … read more
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Fiona Steel
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Bachelor's Degree
224 satisfied customers
hen: month old..couch..cooing noises, but sleepy and lethargic..laying
my 3 month old hen is eating and drinking, and sitting on the couch making cooing noises, but sleepy and lethargic. She can barely stand and when she does she leans to one side and puts her wings out … read more
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Dr. Elaine
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Doctoral Degree
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Dr. Bob

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