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Hen wont put wait on one leg has been separated from flock
hen wont put wait on one leg has been separated from flock for 4 days know in a separate enclosure with food water and a light to keep warm has not laid an egg since day it was removed from cage with … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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My duck has had a limp leg for awhile she still uses it but
My duck has had a limp leg for awhile she still uses it but she has a hard time standing and walking she often uses her beak to push herself up but when she gets a warm bath it seems to help … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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I have had chickens for almost 10 years now and have never
i have had chickens for almost 10 years now and have never seen this behavior. 2 of my flock of 11 chickens have been doing this for a month or so. The two go into the coop and lay with each other in … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,086 satisfied customers
I have a 5 month old hen that hurt her leg and is will not
I have a 5 month old hen that hurt her leg and is will not walk on it. I find no obvious injuries or none that can be seen as to what happened. She is has been segregated into the house to heal becaus… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,086 satisfied customers
Thank you for this service. I have some "backyard"
i have some "backyard" chickens..one of the older hens has been very lethargic she has not been laying and i noticed that her belly is very bare with no feathers.. … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,086 satisfied customers
Our buff orpington age 1 + years is lethargic, eating only
Hi, our buff orpington age 1 + years is lethargic, eating only some, is staying in coop. We noticed her comb is slightly off. I don't feel a mass in her abdomen. Her feathers look good. The scales on … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,086 satisfied customers
My chook looks healthy, cone still standing, shiny feathers,
My chook looks healthy, cone still standing, shiny feathers, no poo on feather around bottom, but seems to be paralized from legs down. I have been giving her water from a teaspoon she is drinking it … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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48,478 satisfied customers
A neighbors hen had a run-in with a dog a week ago. She lost
A neighbors hen had a run-in with a dog a week ago. She lost some feathers, but there was no blood on the ground around her and no bleeding that was visible. She limped a lot; but that seemed to impro… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
22,051 satisfied customers
I have an 8 month old orpington hen that jus this morning is
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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DVM
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My 2 year old Plymouth Barred Rock he has shown signs of
Hi, My 2 year old Plymouth Barred Rock he has shown signs of decline for more than a week. I noticed that she hung out in the coop more, did not range much, less active. I could find nothing obviously… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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I have a flock of laying hens and recently purchases 9
I have a flock of laying hens and recently purchases 9 chickens. I was getting 20-25 eggs a day from the original 23 chickens and after adding the 9 new chickens (5 of which died in the first week-I a… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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one of my 11 hens is sick. symptoms - lame in both legs, not
one of my 11 hens is sick. symptoms - lame in both legs, not laying, loss of feathers on belly, comb is shrunk and blackish… read more
Dr. Taus
Dr. Taus
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My dog attacked one of my hens last night. I rescued her, and
My dog attacked one of my hens last night. I rescued her, and could not find any open wounds and she was not bleeding anywhere. This morning she will not put weight on one foot and is limping badly. I… read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
249 satisfied customers
I have a small backyard chicken flock with 5 adult hens. They
I have a small backyard chicken flock with 5 adult hens. They range in age from 1 year to 3 years. Three of them were vaccinated for Marek's as chicks; two we got from a farm that practices age-resist… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
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I have a backyard chicken flock. They are fed on commercial
I have a backyard chicken flock. They are fed on commercial layer rations with supplements of a few kitchen vegetable scraps, sunflower seeds and grit and oyster shells. A few months ago my older hens… read more
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Dr. MD Stafford
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Our Welsummer rooster just died. We noticed this morning that
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Dr. Elaine
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Doctoral Degree
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Hello, I am new to raising backyard chickens and have not check my four bantam hen from beak to toes in two weeks. Today I did and found one of the little hen has a big sore almost two inches across o… read more
Dr. Coldiron
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I have a 5 mo. old wyandotte chicken who has been picked on
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Deb Jankura
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