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My hen has dirt under her beak and shakes her beak and
my hen has dirt under her beak and shakes her beak and doesn't want to eat or drink? … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,614 satisfied customers
One of my hens has had her beak open for a few hours now and
One of my hens has had her beak open for a few hours now and will not/can not close it. It's 50 degrees here and she looks otherwise healthy. She's separated herself from the flock and is all puffed u… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,614 satisfied customers
My chicken is lethargic. After examining her she has a hard
my chicken is lethargic. After examining her she has a hard lumpy mass in her esophagus. Its not her crop, its above that below the beak just a little. She is also breathing heavily with her beak open… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,614 satisfied customers
There. I have a hen that has been lethargic for about a
Hi, there. I have a hen that has been lethargic for about a week. Her comb is sometimes more purple. She is moving okay, but her bustle is droopy and she is not too interested in eating. She will eat … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
45,734 satisfied customers
Sick chicken. I have a one year old Ameraucana hen. She
Sick chicken. I have a one year old Ameraucana hen. She started getting lethargic and separating herself from the other birds about 10 days ago. We brought her in the house and put her in the hospital… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
45,734 satisfied customers
Is beak clicking a sign of a certain illness in chickens?
Is beak clicking a sign of a certain illness in chickens? I have a 3 year old hen that has lost alot of weight and does not seem to be very hungry. I have separated her from the other hens. Her comb m… read more
Dr_Kitty
Dr_Kitty
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
122 satisfied customers
My chicken (one of 8 ex battery hens collected 4th August 12)
My chicken (one of 8 ex battery hens collected 4th August 12) has become unwell today. All other chickens very well. Symptoms: Very watery discharge from vent. Approx. 10mls at a time. Blue tinge to c… read more
Dr_Kitty
Dr_Kitty
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
122 satisfied customers
Over the past week a young rooster developed large warts on
Over the past week a young rooster developed large warts on his comb and around his beak in the past day these warts have rapidly grown and have covered his eyes over night he cannot see this morning.… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
I thought my hens had got gape worm, I have just wormed them
I thought my hens had got gape worm, I have just wormed them for a week with Flubivet wormer but they are still showing symptoms of at times breathing through their beaks, also they make a sound like … read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
4,244 satisfied customers
Poultry hen, 25 weeks old, making gurgling noise, streaching
Poultry hen, 25 weeks old, making gurgling noise, streaching neck upwards, Skin around back of both eyes covered with what looks like white powder. eating and drinking well. Bright red comb now dullin… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
21,805 satisfied customers
hens: be puffing and has got very weak, it spends..spends most
my grandaughters have 3 hens and one seems to be out of sorts, It seems to be puffing and has got very weak, it spends most of the time sitting down on the ground, hoping you can she some light on the… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I bought 15 7 month old Rhode Island Red hens in mid July,
I bought 15 7 month old Rhode Island Red hens in mid July, they layed eggs for 4 days and then stopped laying completely. They started to moult very slowly, they are still mouldting but have no bare s… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have two bantam hens with a worty lookg growth on their noses
I have two bantam hens with a worty lookg growth on their noses on the beak. One is developing it on her comb. It does not look like she is going to be able to breath much longer. Any ideas?… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
One of my 3 hens seems unwell and lethargic today. Her tail
One of my 3 hens seems unwell and lethargic today. Her tail is down and she keeps shaking her head (parasites?). Her comb is normal and red and there seems to be no discharge from her eyes or beak. I … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have 11 hens and 1 rooster and they are all kept together.
I have 11 hens and 1 rooster and they are all kept together. 10 hens and the rooster have lost their feathers on their backs & butts. What could be causing this? Could the 1 hen that has not lost any … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
hens: 18 months old..quieter one was acting sick on friday evening
Hello- We have 2 rhode island red hens, approx 18 months old. My husband noticed the quieter one was acting sick on friday evening. We took her out of the enclosure and put her alone on saturday. She … read more
Dr. Lisa
Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
1,297 satisfied customers
hen: month old..her beak open, watery diarrhea withsome formed stool
I have a 4.5 month old hen that can not walk well she lists to one side, has audible breath sounds a and sits with her beak open, watery diarrhea withsome formed stool now and again. I have given her … read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
Please can you advise on my sick chickens. I have/had 3 5
Please can you advise on my sick chickens. I have/had 3 5 month old buff sussex hens which I hatched. They have all been happily living together and free ranging in my garden. I had one very below par… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
4,244 satisfied customers
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