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I have a laying hen who 3 days ago looked like she was going
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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My hen is not eating ,or drinking water, she barely moves or
My hen is not eating ,or drinking water , she barely moves or walk she looks like scare and sleep standing in 2 legs … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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A chicken. Our chicken has been healthy but last night she
our chicken has been healthy but last night she isolated from other chickens and today she is listless and not walking around … read more
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veterinarian, practice owner
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My chicken is lethargic, she is eating and drinking though.
Hi, my chicken is lethargic, she is eating and drinking though. She has something tubular and white hanging from her vent. Can you help me ? … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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I just lost a hen -- and am puzzled and curious -- She was 2
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My about 1 year old hen has been laying around hiding under
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Kelly Hill
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I have 5 egg laying hens. I am relatively un-experienced.
Hello. I have 5 egg laying hens. I am relatively un-experienced. However, my birds eat the right feed (egg-laying feed) and I feed and water them very well and keep their coop clean with fresh hay onc… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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My Dominique hen is extremely swollen between her legs and
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Dr. B.
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One of my banties has been laying soft shell eggs and dropping
One of my banties has been laying soft shell eggs and dropping them from the roost rather than getting into the nest. This occurs either in the night or early morning. She is now displaying messy wet … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
hen: My little..morning, but tonight she is lethargic..her belly
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
hen: is lethargic..usual active..discharge on her rear feathers
Year and a half old hen is lethargic. She seems to be eating and eliminating normally, just not her usual active self. There appears to be some discharge on her rear feathers. What can I do to determi… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
hens: my pet..swolen..I cant really feel if there is an egg stuck.
One of my pet hens, who is about 3 years old, has a large swolen bulge below her vent area. I noticed this when I came back from a ten day trip a day ago. I can't really feel if there is an egg stuck.… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
chicken: My 2 year..has started losing condition..ruffled..egg today
Hi My 2 year old chicken has started losing condition - her feathers look ruffled and untidy, she is losing feathers and the skin is looking sore around her vent and surrounding area. She is still eat… read more
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Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
a lethargic hen, sleeping alot, on purch not eating or drinking,symptoms
a lethargic hen, sleeping alot, on purch not eating or drinking,symptoms for 3/4 days kept with 3 other healthy hens. Not laying… read more
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Bachelor's Degree
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hen is not feeding and feathers round rear end (vent area )
hen is not feeding and feathers round rear end (vent area ) are discoloured -reddish colour… read more
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Hi, Have an Isa Brown hen aged about 21/2 years. She stands
Hi, Have an Isa Brown hen aged about 21/2 years. She stands in one place the whole day and doesn't struggle when picked up. She has a pale comb which is still erect, is puffed up and shivering/trembli… read more
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Andrea Roberts
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Bachelor's Degree
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hens: laying..egg..Listless, vent pasting, coccidiosis like stance.
I have laying hens and we have been finding one egg with blood on the shell. Now one hen appears to be ill. Listless, vent pasting, coccidiosis like stance. Is the blood on the egg a indication of a c… read more
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Andrea Roberts
veterinary surgeon
Bachelor's Degree
1,292 satisfied customers
hens: egg..walking slightly strangely lifting her legs..drinking well
For past two weeks plus one of our garden hens has had a white "eggy" discharge from her vent. We took her to a vet about ten days ago to see if there was a stuck egg but none was found. She is walkin… read more
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