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My chicken is squatting like a penguin and one of her legs
My chicken is squatting like a penguin and one of her legs is barely working and she tips over easily. I believe she may be egg bound, but I'm not certain. I have tried soaking her in a warm bath 3 ti… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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She is active but walking with her tail down. She walks like
She is active but walking with her tail down. She walks like she may be injured. I just checked to see if she may be egg bound but don't feel anything. When I try to prove her vent with my glovedand l… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Our hen has had an impacted crop. We worked 3 days to clear
Our hen has had an impacted crop. We worked 3 days to clear it and gave her some garlic water. She has been fine for a couple of days. This morning she was waking like a penguin. Some feces on the fea… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Mucus-y discharge from vent, diarrhea, drop in egg
mucus-y discharge from vent, diarrhea, drop in egg production. Yesterday she was standing in the field kind of disoriented. Today we found a soft shell, partially formed egg in the box and also what l… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Water belly was thinks no of draining it my self this
Water belly was thinks no of draining it my self this morning … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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I have a chicken that is walking like a penguin. Someone
Hi: I have a chicken that is walking like a penguin. Someone suggested she may be egg bound and to give her a warm bath. I soaked her over half an hour this morning but no egg. I have use some petrole… read more
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Dr. B.
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I think she may have an egg bound,her back end Bob's up and
I think she may have an egg bound,her back end Bob's up and down with her breathing … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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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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Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
44,799 satisfied customers
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
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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44,799 satisfied customers
I have a 6 year Barred Rock. Last week I noticed she was
I have a 6 year Barred Rock. Last week I noticed she was reluctant to roost on a pole with the other chickens and as of Friday, she stopped walking. (She walks like a human doing the duck walk). She l… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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My daughters spotted Sussex who is about 2 or 3 started
my daughters spotted Sussex who is about 2 or 3 started standing upright like a penguin about a week ago we thought she was egg bound but she was still able to poop she is very unsteady so she is usin… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
We have 29 very healthy bard rock hens yesterday my wife
We have 29 very healthy bard rock hens yesterday my wife noticed one was standing and walking like a penguin and today she is still the same. Is there something we can do for her?… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Hen Astralop--we think is eggbound. Large mass (about the
Hen Astralop--we think is eggbound. Large mass (about the size of a kiwi) below the vent..been about 2 weeks. Walking like a penguin..Still eating/drinking/bowel etc..… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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I have 5 egg laying hens. I am relatively un-experienced.
Hello. I have 5 egg laying hens. I am relatively un-experienced. However, my birds eat the right feed (egg-laying feed) and I feed and water them very well and keep their coop clean with fresh hay onc… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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I have a small, young flock of backyard chickens (8 hens, 2
I have a small, young flock of backyard chickens (8 hens, 2 years old). My White Leghorn ("Legs") stopped laying about a month ago and I assumed she was stressed or going into molt. She then became li… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
one of my chickens is walking with her tail down like a penguin
one of my chickens is walking with her tail down like a penguin she does not appear to be in pain shes eating and drinking normally she cant jump and has not flapped her wings. What may be the problem… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
hen: dont appear to have received a response regards ann ashby
I recenty asked you about my penguin walking hen but don't appear to have received a response regards ann ashby… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
I have a Black Rock hen about two years old. For a few days
I have a Black Rock hen about two years old. For a few days now she has been sitting in one spot most of the day with her head tucked in and with her backend drooping. Her comb has lost its brightness… read more
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Dr. Bob
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