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I have a chicken who only 2 eggs about a month ago. Since
I have a chicken who laid only 2 eggs about a month ago. Since then her comb and waddle is dry looking and pink (not red) and her feathers look dusty-ish. Her feet are white. She used to hang with the… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My Hen is lethargic. She doesn't seem to be eating or
My Hen is lethargic. She doesn't seem to be eating or drinking. Has a bit of diarrhea. I'm not sure what is wrong with her. … read more
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Chicken has eyes closed and tail down and is puffed up. I
Chicken has eyes closed and tail down and is puffed up. I soaked her in a warm epsom sal bath yesterday and she's not waddling. … read more
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I'm in New Zealand & we are coming into our winter months
Hi Pat I'm in New Zealand & we are coming into our winter months but where I'm am there is No Snow to fall here just to be clear … read more
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I have a chicken that stopped laying eggs and has a dirty backside.
I have a chicken that stopped laying eggs and has a dirty backside. I picked her up and a greenish yellow liquid came flooding out of her mouth so I tipped her over and as a guess there must have been… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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I have a Gold laced Wyandotte hen, this years hatch. Laying
I have a Gold laced Wyandotte hen, this years hatch. Laying eggs since July. She is droopy. Not holding her head up, walking like she is drunk and isn't eating or drinking. We have isolated her, have … read more
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one of my 11 hens is sick. symptoms - lame in both legs, not
one of my 11 hens is sick. symptoms - lame in both legs, not laying, loss of feathers on belly, comb is shrunk and blackish… read more
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I have two hens and a bantam. When I returned from overseas
I have two hens and a bantam. When I returned from overseas on Thursday I found one hen all hunched over, neck pulled in, feathers all fluffed up and the feathers missing from her rear end. She also h… read more
Dr_Kitty
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My Lace Wyandotte hen (approx 5 years old) today is very lethargic.
My Lace Wyandotte hen (approx 5 years old) today is very lethargic. Lacey Wynona is of normal weight with beautiful healthy feathers and no discoloration of comb, no discharge from eyes or nasal. I ca… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Can a hen get a blockage with her egg? I have a hen thats
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Dr. B.
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We have 7 bantam hens who free range inside a 50m electric
We have 7 bantam hens who free range inside a 50m electric fence. Both our silver laced wyandotte bantams (1 year old) moulted in November, one recovered before Christmas & now looks bright feathered … read more
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
hens: two year old..diarrhea dripping..little more..thought maybe
I have a two year old easter egger (in a flock of about 20) who has been under the weather for about 4 days. I noticed she wasn't walking around as much, and had diarrhea dripping down the feathers be… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I purchased four Hybrid chickens on 11 February 2011. It was
I purchased four Hybrid chickens on 11 February 2011. It was claimed they were 16weeks old. Two, described as a Sussex Hybrid and a Spekeldy Maran have been laying for around four weeks. One described… read more
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Our hen hid herself under a shelf in the coop. When I found
Our hen hid herself under a shelf in the coop. When I found her this morning she was quite ill: filled-up gullet and listless. Her feathers were in disarray, no lesions. When I picked her up a smelly,… read more
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Andrea Roberts
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Our Rhode Island Red hen of 9 months old has not laid an egg
Our Rhode Island Red hen of 9 months old has not laid an egg for over one week. She has a build up of feces on her vent feathers. Closer inspection showed a almond -sized "beige" colored ball. This wa… read more
Dr. C
Dr. C
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Doctoral Degree
415 satisfied customers
Hi I have a sick chicken. For a few weeks she has been laying
Hi I have a sick chicken. For a few weeks she has been laying very soft shelled eggs every day which mean I have to keep washing her as she has dried yolk down her feathers. However, she has seemed fi… read more
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Andrea Roberts
veterinary surgeon
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chickens: backyard flock..has not laid an egg in 3 days
I have a backyard flock of 10 chickens. They are a year old. One of the chickens has not laid an egg in 3 days. She sits in the nest and tries, then leaves the nest, then goes back to the nest. She is… read more
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