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My chicken's comb is limp and bluefish. When I palpitate her
My chicken's comb is limp and bluefish. When I palpitate her above her crop , it feels like a half filled balloon. When I massage there vigorously, she vomits up a watery blend of water and crumble, t… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My hen has a flopped over comb, is lethargic,and staying to herself. We have recently intr
My hen has a flopped over comb, is lethargic,and staying to herself. We have recently introduced 1 new hen and 2 pullets to the flock(which is 8 hens.) We also culled the flock of the only rooster as … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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I have just cut open the gizzard of a 4 yr old ex batt who
I have just cut open the gizzard of a 4 yr old ex batt who was blue combed and had a very bloated abdomen which caused pain when touched, the gizzard felt like a stone when squeezed and packed with fi… read more
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Dr. Dan
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we have Rhode Island Red hens 2 1/2 years old and they have
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
My 18 mth old hen is Lethargic. For a few months shes been
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Dr. Bob
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3 year old chicken with diarrhea, pale comb, loss of appetite,
3 year old chicken with diarrhea, pale comb, loss of appetite, difficulty walking and hard internal lump felt above the vent when finger inserted - what's wrong and what should we do?… read more
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Dr. Elaine
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I have a Warren laying hen who has been showing these symptoms
I have a Warren laying hen who has been showing these symptoms for four days. She stands with her tail right down, she passes yellow droppings and walks very slow and laboured. She will only take food… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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Can a hen get a blockage with her egg? I have a hen thats
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Dr. B.
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I bought 15 7 month old Rhode Island Red hens in mid July,
I bought 15 7 month old Rhode Island Red hens in mid July, they layed eggs for 4 days and then stopped laying completely. They started to moult very slowly, they are still mouldting but have no bare s… read more
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
hen: that hAS BEEN LAYING ONE EGG PER DAY..bunny..her nesting area
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We have 6 hens, three rhode island reds and 3 buff orpingtons.
We have 6 hens, three rhode island reds and 3 buff orpingtons. One of the Buffs has become very lethargic, laboured breathing and wont go upstairs into coop in evenings. Very little movement during th… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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Have a Rhode Island Red Hen that is 3 years old and has started wheezing. What should I do? Also had another Rhode Island Red Hen that was 3 years old and had diarrhea for about a week then died. Are … read more
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hens: hatched..no signs..strange egg appeared but we couldt specify
hi, i have just returned home to find one of our Rhode island red hens dead in its coup. they hatched from a local supplier in jan this year and we got them in march/april at point of lay. she showed … read more
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Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
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I recently had a rhode Island hen that got injured. I put her
I recently had a rhode Island hen that got injured. I put her (?) in a separate pen hoping that she would survive. She did, thankfully, while she was healing I found three eggs in the pen with her, I … read more
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Our Rhode Island Red hen of 9 months old has not laid an egg
Our Rhode Island Red hen of 9 months old has not laid an egg for over one week. She has a build up of feces on her vent feathers. Closer inspection showed a almond -sized "beige" colored ball. This wa… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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Hi I have a sick chicken. For a few weeks she has been laying
Hi I have a sick chicken. For a few weeks she has been laying very soft shelled eggs every day which mean I have to keep washing her as she has dried yolk down her feathers. However, she has seemed fi… read more
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