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We have a chicken with a substance around her vent. It's
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Stretching her neck, looks like she is trying to breathe,
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Pearl, I have a bronze lace wyandot, she has been sneezing
I have a bronze lace wyandot, she has been sneezing for some weeks, but looking fine until this week, she is now gasping and looking less robust. She has also darkended in copulour on her comb. is it Gape worm? … read more
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We think our chicken is egg bound. No eggs for a week,
We think our chicken is egg bound. No eggs for a week, lethargic. We gave her a warm bath and an eye dropper of a " tums" last night. Today she is standing straight up. Still eating and drinking but v… read more
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I have a beautiful well summer 2 year old hen, shes been the
i have a beautiful well summer 2 year old hen, shes been the best egg layer. now shes not laying, doing the penguin stand ,and her comb isnt prrety and red now its more orangey. now just this morning … read more
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My backyard chicken is very listless today, not interested
Hi, my backyard chicken is very listless today, not interested in treats (watermelon), her comb is flopped over, and her breathing seems labored.… read more
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My chickhen is shaking her head and stretching it like somthing
my chickhen is shaking her head and stretching it like somthing is stuck in her throat. Is she ill?… read more
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my chicken is sick, Silver laced Wendotte hen approx. 1 yr
my chicken is sick, Silver laced Wendotte hen approx. 1 yr old, this just came on today. She still laid an egg today. She is unsteady on feet, neck hunched over with neck feathers extended (like she's… read more
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small, falls asleep alot standing up, constant picking, watery
small, falls asleep alot standing up, constant picking, watery stool and not eating much. also, appear to stretch neck and open mouth wide alot.! I have other chickens and don't wnt them infected if s… read more
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Dr. B.
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My 9 mo old Brahma hen is sick. She sits with her eyes closed.
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Hi....I think my chicken is unwell and wondered if you could
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One of my hens has gone off her food recently and seems to
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My six week old chicken cant walk or stand on either leg.
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My 5 month old RIR was attacked by a hawk yesterday. We intervened
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Doctoral Degree
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Ithink one of my chickens has something in her crop, it feels
Ithink one of my chickens has something in her crop, it feels hard. Shes been listless and sitting with her feathers fluffed out.What can I do?… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a pigeon that was eggbound. Before I could get her
I have a pigeon that was eggbound. Before I could get her to a vet she passed the egg. It was "deflated" & compressed. I have her on antibiotics & electrolytes & a heat lamp. She is eating & drinking … read more
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