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I have a chicken that I do not know what is going on with
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My chicken seems to be egg bound was laying 1 a day now she
My chicken seems to be egg bound was laying 1 a day now she just sits in the corner like she is going 2 lay but nothing. I have tried Roland's and warm baths but nothing.l am worried she is in pain… read more
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She appears to be egg bound but we can't feel any eggs inside!
She appears to be egg bound but we can't feel any eggs inside! She is eating, drinking and pooping! But her backside is red and super swollen. … read more
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This morning my hen laid an egg as usual, this afternoon she
This morning my hen laid an egg as usual, this afternoon she wont or cant stand up.She is in the furtherest corner in a setting position using her wings as support, she has a large crop. She is 12mont… read more
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One on my hens was egg bound; the egg broke inside her and
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I have a brown laying hen. I think she is a buckeye and she
I have a brown laying hen. I think she is a buckeye and she is at least 3 years old. Yesterday I found her in the coop on the ground unable to stand. She was all pooped up on her underside and listles… read more
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My chicken has been laying regularly for about 3 months with
My chicken has been laying regularly for about 3 weeks with no problems. Yesterday evening she became quite and withdrawn just before roosting up for the night. She then passed the egg yolk and white … read more
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Hi My Hen 24weeks old is off its feed not intrested in it
Hi My Hen 24weeks old is off its feed not intrested in it at all , I noticed it looked as if she had the runs at the back end or she was passing clear fliud . Is she egg bound… read more
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hens: fluffed..eyes closed..pale..sh had liquid coming out of her vent
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I have a 2 year old hen that has been lethergic for a couple
I have a 2 year old hen that has been lethergic for a couple of days. Not eating well, feathers fluffed out and is pooping very runny feces. Do hens get egg bound and is it common? What to do for it?… read more
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My 2 year old chicken looks like shes egg bound, and I did
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I believe my hen is egg bound. Ive given her a couple of warm
I believe my hen is egg bound. I've given her a couple of warm sits baths now. Yesterday I could touch the shell of the egg at the top of her vent canal. I decided I would go ahead and break the shell… read more
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3 oof our ladies came out this morning but flo didnot. she
3 oof our ladies came out this morning but flo didnot. she is standing and feeling very rigid all over. She is not coughing, sneezing or making any unusual sounds, just standing. I isoliated her and p… read more
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Gloria, one of my hens, is probably egg-bound. I think she
Gloria, one of my hens, is probably egg-bound. I think she is producing eggs internally but they are not getting expelled. She is very quiet and disinterested, keeps away from the other hens. I've was… read more
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I have 6 speckled sussex chickens hatched on May 26 of this
I have 6 speckled sussex chickens hatched on May 26 of this year. Healthy except in the last month or so 4 of them have lost a lot of feathers on their back by their tail so there is a bald patch ther… read more
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I have a young hen approx 8-9 months old that is wobbly and
I have a young hen approx 8-9 months old that is wobbly and having a hard time walking...she stays slightly puffed up...eating normally, pooping, probably drinking. Right now she is just sitting quiet… read more
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I have a 2 yr old orphington hen who has been in a nesting
I have a 2 yr old orphington hen who has been in a nesting box for 3 days and appears to be straining. Nesting material is matted to her and her comb is turn a dark browning color. She keeps craning h… read more
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Dr. Pat

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3,596 satisfied customers

25+ years working primarily or exclusively with birds

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Dr. Bob

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