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I have a Wyandotte mix hen that is about 10 months old.
I have a Wyandotte mix hen that is about 10 months old. We've recently started to have colder weather here in Northern California and noticed in the last week she is losing feathers. Each time she pre… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
4,107 satisfied customers
I have one 3 year old rode island red chicken who has been
I have one 3 year old rode island red chicken who has been ill for 3 weeks now. She started with green/white runny poo & lost her bottom feathers. Twice I gave her bottom warm Epsom baths which she to… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
4,107 satisfied customers
She's brooding and her looks sore and losing feathers.
She's brooding and her butt looks sore and losing feathers … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
4,107 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
4,107 satisfied customers
My 5 year old Rhode Island Red has a very swollen abdomen,
Hi, my 5 year old Rhode Island Red has a very swollen abdomen, tail feathers down and a paleish pink comb. I first noticed this yesterday. She has had a messy bottom for months. I give her epsom salt … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
56,031 satisfied customers
My chicken is molting and it looks very bad, shes molting
idk if she hurts but her bottom is very red and he back near her tail looks very swollen and red and aggravated … read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
We have a small flock (all hens) in a relatively large coop.
We have a small flock (all hens) in a relatively large coop. They are also allowed to free-range in the yard all day a few days per week. We clean the coop weekly, and fresh food and water daily. With… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have a nearly 2 year old Rhode Island Red hen. She has not
I have a nearly 2 year old Rhode Island Red hen. She has not been laying for more than 6 months. Is in a pen and housing by herself. I have several other Rhodies that each have their own private pen a… read more
Dr_Kitty
Dr_Kitty
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
122 satisfied customers
My lovebird is 10 years old. She is moulting alot on her chest
My lovebird is 10 years old. She is moulting alot on her chest and back of her neck (more than normally). Is there something I should do to help her? I give her a variety of food and she gets vitamins… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
Hi. We live in Marin County, CA and there are no poultry/avian
Hi. We live in Marin County, CA and there are no poultry/avian vets around here (certainly none that are open on a Sat!)(and we are just 20 minutes from Petaluma....)We have a pet Rhode Island red hen… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have 3 Silver Laced Wyandotte hens, no problems with then.
I have 3 Silver Laced Wyandotte hens, no problems with then. I introduced a Road Island Red into the group and slowley the Red is missing feathers. Why would this be? All the chickens are laying and e… read more
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EmergencyVets
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
712 satisfied customers
Two of our 3 chickens have lost a lot of feathers around their
Two of our 3 chickens have lost a lot of feathers around their tails. They are otherwise well, eating and laying fine. I have tried mite powder, no change. What might this be and what can I do to help… read more
Fiona Steel
Fiona Steel
Veterinarian
Bachelor's Degree
224 satisfied customers
our chickens have lost feathers on back necks and tails sence
our chickens have lost feathers on back necks and tails sence last nov. we have tried amorpaous sillica powder for a mo. not getting good results. the other hens are killing once they start bleeding… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
last three days..things like she is blind and cant walk..underbelly
Hi, The last three days I have noticed my Isa Brown is walking into things like she is blind and can't walk steady. She doesn't seem to be eating or drinking because I don't think she can see it anymo… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Two of my Golden Comet hens have died over the last two months.
Two of my Golden Comet hens have died over the last two months. Of the four I have left, two have lost feathers (to the bone) on their wings and on their backs just below thier tail feathers. What's h… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
We have 3 ex battery hens.... One of which has a red protruding
We have 3 ex battery hens.... One of which has a red protruding bottom. She seems fine within herself, eating, drinking and passing pooh properly. Her feathers aren't growing back around her back end.… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
chicken has lost feathers on its breast. Had medication from
chicken has lost feathers on its breast. Had medication from vet but this made no difference. She thought it could be some kind of mite. Feathers broken off rather than fallen out. No sign of feathers… read more
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Dr. MD Stafford
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DVM
233 satisfied customers
My hen lost several feathers on one of her wings, a little
My hen lost several feathers on one of her wings, a little feather loss on her chest, and appears to be losing more feathers on the top of her head right behind her little comb. She is a Rhode Island … read more
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Andrea Roberts
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