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One of my hens comb has flopped over. It is a very cold snap
one of my hens comb has flopped over. It is a very cold snap and the water has been frozen although I have made sure they have fluid water during the day. Today she didn't want her corn but only wante… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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Lost comb, A hen lost her comb, Not hurt, Barred rock 1.5
Lost comb JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the bird? Customer: A hen lost her comb JA: Where does the bird seem to hurt? Customer: Not hurt JA: OK. No obvious pain. What is the bird's… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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DVM
33,013 satisfied customers
I have a 6 Mo old black sex link hen that is lethargic, comb
I have a 6 Mo old black sex link hen that is lethargic, comb and wattles are somewhat discolored. comb is folded over. The chicken is having convulsions in the neck area. It is not eating or drinking … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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DVM
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One of our plymouth barred rock hens died.... She rapidly
One of our plymouth barred rock hens died.... She rapidly declinde over a 3 day period. Very lethargic, wouldn't eat, wouldn't open eyes and her comb turned from a bright red to pasty white. I am worr… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
33,013 satisfied customers
6 month old hen acting subdued and not interested in food.
For the past few days one of our hens has been acting differently. When we let them out to free range she goes to a spot up on a hill by the air conditioner and sits there puffed out. All of the other… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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DVM
33,013 satisfied customers
Hello, I have a barred rock hen who is walking strangely...more
Hello, I have a barred rock hen who is walking strangely...more upright similar to a penguin with her tail hanging down. This was first noticed 2 days ago. Her vent appears normal from what I can tell… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have a sick hen. She got sick about 4 days ago. Her comb
I have a sick hen. She got sick about 4 days ago. Her comb naturally flops over and it was pale and the underside was white. She was extremely lethargic, mostly just sitting in the nest box. Because o… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
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
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
Good afternoon, I have 3 very large 2 1/2 year old hens and
Good afternoon, I have 3 very large 2 1/2 year old hens and also 3 3 month olds that are not cooped together. A few days ago I noticed one of the big girls, Stella, limping and favoring her left foot.… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
4,244 satisfied customers
My Plymouth rock hen (about 10 mos old) recently started walking
My Plymouth rock hen (about 10 mos old) recently started walking differently.she loses her balance and it seems like her legs are loose in her hips. She sometimes stands with her toes facing inward in… read more
DocB
DocB
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
53 satisfied customers
hens: months old..pale..bright red..smallish egg and this isnt
we have 4 hens that are 4-6 months old and only one is laying,2 are big black hens and the others brown, the 2 browns combs are small and pale the 2 blacks are bright red. It is one of the blacks that… read more
Fiona Steel
Fiona Steel
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Bachelor's Degree
224 satisfied customers
bird: her stools are black or yellow and very runny..pale..veterinary
I have a 3 yr old Americana - she has not laid for about 3 months...but her stools are black or yellow and very runny. I also believe her comb is pale. (What is the time frame that a bird veterinary w… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
One of my Plymouth Barred Rocks lost an eye, which I noticed
One of my Plymouth Barred Rocks lost an eye, which I noticed last Thursday. I began putting some ophthalmic ointment in it, but it was white. No swelling. This morning I noticed a white streak on the … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
We have 2 chooks , over 2 years old. One is ok the other has
We have 2 chooks , over 2 years old. One is ok the other has diahorrea a comb that has lost some colour & gone floppy; sits around not eating much - main worry is ejecting small amounts of pale grey l… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
hen: which is about 28 weeks old..for laying eggs..runt
We have a hen which is about 28 weeks old. She is a light sussex & we got her for laying eggs only along with 6 other hens. This particular hen has always been a bit scruffy compared to her lady frien… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Hen: 2yr..Comb very pale although in full shiny plumage.
2yr Black Rock Hen. Seems unwell. Comb very pale although in full shiny plumage. Crop feels full and palpable but she doesn't seem interested in food - even sweetcorn which they eat readily. Does not … read more
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Fiona Steel
Veterinarian
Bachelor's Degree
224 satisfied customers
chickens: to animal attacks..lay..listless..others comb appears fine
Hi, I have recently lost 2 chickens to animal attacks and replaced them with point of lay hens. The 2 that I still had reacted agressively at first but now seem to have become listless and the bigger … read more
Dr. Lisa
Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
1,297 satisfied customers
I have three pet hens that we received as chicks about May
I have three pet hens that we received as chicks about May 1st. Two of the three began laying the end of August/beginning of Sept. However, now only one of the hens lays with any consistency. The othe… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
4,244 satisfied customers
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