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We noticed that there was blood at her egg hole, and other
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She is sitting in the nesting box and has thick pale yellow
she is sitting in the nesting box and has thick pale yellow discharge from her vent. I have only 3 hens in my flock. This hen has not laid her egg today. … read more
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I just lost a hen -- and am puzzled and curious -- She was 2
I just lost a hen -- and am puzzled and curious -- She was 2 1/2 years old -- Had laid soft shelled eggs twice in a week and I found her dead on the coop floor with a big bloody mess on the the droppi… read more
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One of my chickens has a tube coming out of her vent the end
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My about 1 year old hen has been laying around hiding under
My about 1 year old hen has been laying around hiding under bushes wont eat drink just acting broody. Vent is dirty around vent. where she perches i found looks like egg yolk I gloved up fely inside v… read more
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Hen has large swollen mass hanging bum...can not feel an
Hen has large swollen mass hanging bum...can not feel an egg...have bathed her several times...this is day 3 should I press on the mass at all ? … read more
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What would cause my hen to retain fluid to the extent that
What would cause my hen to retain fluid to the extent that her rear-end was almost dragging the ground? Her wings were being used for balance and when she walked she literally had to heave herself fro… read more
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I have a Jersey Black Giant chicken, 3 years old, always a
I have a Jersey Black Giant chicken, 3 years old, always a reliable egg layer. However, she is losing feathers and has a red vent. The feather loss is not the same pattern as the regular molt -- she i… read more
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My young laying hen has, what appears to be prolasped vent,
My young laying hen has, what appears to be prolasped vent, shes isolated, Ive been.soaking it and wipe with prep h and witch hazel pads, I back in, but still keeps popping out. What else can i do? Ad… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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I have a black australorp pullet which has just come onto lay
I have a black australorp pullet which has just come onto lay at the the beginning of April. The day that she laid her first egg, she had a prolapse of the Oviduct which I was able to successfully red… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Hen just come into lay. Very lithargic, dirty vent area with
Hen just come into lay. Very lithargic, dirty vent area with the inside of the anus[?] hanging outside the body and inflamed… read more
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
bantam: slightly larger than the other wynadotts we have.
Hi. We have a bantam wynadott. She is slightly larger than the other wynadotts we have. At first we thought she might of been a cock because of her size and also she has a much deeper croke. She has n… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
i have just carefully removed a broken egg from my bantams
i have just carefully removed a broken egg from my bantams vent and i gently pushed back the bits tthat were protruding out (prolapse) . I have put her in a nest box to recover but what else should i … read more
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My golden laced wyandotte appears to have something large,
My golden laced wyandotte appears to have something large, round and red handing outside of her vent. I have called all over and cannot find a vet for chickens. She is in obvious pain. I have a warm c… read more
Dr. Young
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Doctoral Degree
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chickens: treated with 5 days of antibiotics..eating ok..eggs
I have recently bought my first chickens (3 point of lay hybrids at end of May).There was an initial hiccup with, I believe, Microplasma in 2 of the birds, treated with 5 days of antibiotics. They see… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Please can you advise me. Yesterday I noticed a white viscous
Please can you advise me. Yesterday I noticed a white viscous 'membrane' hanging from my chickens vent. Which she happily let me wipe away. She was eating and drinking but did sit quietly for a couple… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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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
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Dr. C
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Doctoral Degree
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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
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