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One of my roosters comb is turning black on the tips and
One of my roosters comb is turning black on the tips and comb is a blotchy light red and white. Our lowest temp has been high 30s liw 40s what do u think the problem could be … read more
Dr. Patsy Fields
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Dvm
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We have a hen who was abused by a rooster. He pecked her on
We have a hen who was abused by a rooster. He pecked her on her head and she has developed an eye infection. We squeezed to kernel shaped infection pustules. How do we treat her. … read more
Dr. Patsy Fields
Dr. Patsy Fields
Veterinarian
Dvm
1,149 satisfied customers
One of my Plymouth Rock hens has a bare neck. It looks sore
One of my Plymouth Rock hens has a bare neck. It looks sore - red around the spots where the feathers should be. She scratches it. We also noticed when we picked her up that her belly is bare. Dry and… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
We have several chickens with missing feathters. I do know
We have several chickens with missing feathters. I do know some is normal around the wings and head because of the rooster, some from a bully in the flock. What concerns me is that some of the exposed… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Dear Dr. Bob, I also have a question about feathering. One
Dear Dr. Bob, I also have a question about feathering. One of my chickens did not seem to get her healthy feathers back after moulting. She is the only one of my 4 that have this problem. The feathers… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Two of my four hens have ruffed-up looking feathers on their
Two of my four hens have ruffed-up looking feathers on their backs just where the tail feathers begin to rise upward. Should I be concerned. They seem healthy in every other way.… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Veterinarian Avian Health Consultant
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
My chickens have lost or are losing their down feathers around
My chickens have lost or are losing their down feathers around their vents. What is this and is it contagious? Are their eggs okay to eat with this?… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
22,051 satisfied customers
Rooster: back yard..four Buff..her feathers, mostly around her head
I have eight back yard chickens, four Barred Rocks and four Buff's and one Rooster. I live in Michigan so they stay in the hen house most of the time. I noticed a couple of days ago, one of the Barred… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
22,051 satisfied customers
There is a rooster at the farm where i board who has been laying
There is a rooster at the farm where i board who has been laying on his side with his head down for about a week. He looks so weak one minute and then he's propped up eating the next. Any ideas on wha… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Veterinarian Avian Health Consultant
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
ive got an organic egg raiser as a client. he has 2500 chickens
i've got an organic egg raiser as a client. he has 2500 chickens, "free ranging" in barns when weather bad, out in pastures when not. he has had a recent outbreak of feather loss in hens only, no roos… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have three ex battery chickens (1 year old) All are thriving
I have three ex battery chickens (1 year old) All are thriving but one has a very very red baldness in patches. She has a good appetite and is running about as normal. Please is this sunburn...or what… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
My chickens are showing feather loss on their backs and head
My chickens are showing feather loss on their backs and head area. The condition has been present for some timeand they don't seem to have suffered seriously, still active, good apetites and egg produ… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
15 chickens seem healthy except for loss of head and neck feathers.
15 chickens seem healthy except for loss of head and neck feathers. Now, 2 dead in one week. All seem to have some degree of feather loss. Cascade mountains, so cooped up extensively this winter due t… read more
Dr. Wally
Dr. Wally
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Doctoral Degree
273 satisfied customers
Several of my layer hens have had featherless butts since early
Several of my layer hens have had featherless butts since early spring. Now I see a couple that have picked their feathers off of the crop area and at least one that is losing feathers off of her head… read more
Deb Jankura
Deb Jankura
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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
326 satisfied customers
I asked this question before but I wasnt sure where my response
I asked this question before but I wasn't sure where my response would come from. I have a rooster that has lost all his feathers on his rump in an area half the size of a softball. Also, his rump is … read more
Dr. MD Stafford
Dr. MD Stafford
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I have a Black Copper Maran Cockerel, 2 Black Maran Hens and
I have a Black Copper Maran Cockerel, 2 Black Maran Hens and 2 Cuckoo Maran Hens all just over a year old. In all ways the birds appear healthy and produce 4 eggs a day. The Cockerel is very active wi… read more
Andrea Roberts
Andrea Roberts
veterinary surgeon
Bachelor's Degree
1,292 satisfied customers
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
Andrea Roberts
Andrea Roberts
veterinary surgeon
Bachelor's Degree
1,292 satisfied customers
chickens: small flock..feathers as if she were just molting
I have a small flock of chickens which i keep in 2 separate pens side by side. They are all silkie bantems. One of my hens began to loose some feathers as if she were just molting, but it has continue… read more
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Andrea Roberts
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