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Half of my chickens have list their feathers on their
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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When I went to my chicken coop this morning I found one of
Hi, when I went to my chicken coop this morning I found one of my rhode island red hens dead. She was ok yesterday. Now the other rhode island red hen is acting weird. What could have happened and what can I do with the other hen who appears to be sick? They are approximately 24 weeks. … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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I have a chicken who is wheezing, bleeding with mucus from
Hi, I have a chicken who is wheezing, bleeding with mucus from her vent, not laying and is not moving around or eating. I have removed her from the flock. She started with diarrhea yesterday. I though… read more
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Seems to not have balance. Legs work but can't stand up.
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She has a droopy comb and waddle. The underside of her comb
She has a droopy comb and waddle. The underside of her comb has a pale spot. She seems a little slow moving, but it may just be that her comb is covering one eye and she can't see well. … read more
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Lethargic, comb is pale, and black swollen spot on top of
Lethargic, comb is pale, and black swollen spot on top of foot. Is there a way to post pictures? … read more
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Without an actual fecal test, my adult birds are going to be
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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I have two hens (same breed) who began loosing feathers on
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I have a Silkie girl with a milky substance all over her
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Doctoral Degree
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my hen developed a large black blister on her wattle last
my hen developed a large black blister on her wattle last night. She's also got two tiny yellow ones on the same wattle too. What is going on? She's otherwise healthy - eats and moves well. Poops are … read more
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Dr. Elaine
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hen: that hAS BEEN LAYING ONE EGG PER DAY..bunny..her nesting area
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Doctoral Degree
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MY 1 ROAD ISLAND RED BACK IN JULY HAD A GASH IN THE SIDE OF
MY 1 ROAD ISLAND RED BACK IN JULY HAD A GASH IN THE SIDE OF HER . I TREATED IT AND IT HAS HEALED COMPLETELY. HOWEVER SINCE THEN SHE STAYS PRETTY MUCH BY HERSELF , SHE IS VERY THIN, BUT SHE EATS AND DR… read more
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Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
1,297 satisfied customers
Hi, Have an Isa Brown hen aged about 21/2 years. She stands
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hen: yrs old..feathers puffed..little but not as active as usual
Ill hen ( Rhode Island hybrid) approx 3 yrs old. Standing huddled, feathers puffed up looking miserable & flicking head regularly with eyes closing. Still eating a little but not as active as usual.… read more
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