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My 2 year old hen started with a droopy tail and not eating
My 2 year old hen started with a droopy tail and not eating yesterday evening. She laid an empty wrinkled shell today. I noticed her one eye she keeps squinting, and blinking a lot. She's quite thirst… read more
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Hello, I noticed one of my hens with what I thought was a hurt leg, never got better and died after a week. I've lost 4 more quick like over night and now I have another exhibiting the same lame limp … read more
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My hen named big foot It's just laying down on the floor
My hen named big foot It's just laying down on the floor with her neck turned. … read more
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She has a droopy comb and waddle. The underside of her comb
She has a droopy comb and waddle. The underside of her comb has a pale spot. She seems a little slow moving, but it may just be that her comb is covering one eye and she can't see well. … read more
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One of our hens was laying in the coop not moving. We
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New rooster about 5 mo old. Got him home and noticed he didn't crow. He tries to but no sound. Rattled breathing (congestion) eating like a normal bird. Drinking good. Sneezing. I immediately started … read more
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Within the past nine months I have had 3 of my free range hens
Within the past nine months I have had 3 of my free range hens become sick..the first 2 died within 4 to 5 months of each other..now again I have another one exhibiting signs of loose stools, no blood… read more
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52,377 satisfied customers
Several of my girls (i have 12) have very pale combs. one in
Several of my girls (i have 12) have very pale combs. one in particular is losing weight, pale comb, and i noticed another of the larger girls has been plucking and eating her feathers. What should i … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
hello i have 14 hens and 2 roosters.. one of the hens is laying
hello i have 14 hens and 2 roosters.. one of the hens is laying really low .. not leaving the coop not really eating and has had alot of dierriea its sticking to all her feathers :( anyway not really … read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
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
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I started raising chickens in November, up till now have been
I started raising chickens in November, up till now have been very healthy. Yesterday the Wyandotted looked very sluggish, staggered out of the coop and had what looked like snot (clear) running out h… read more
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Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
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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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
It looks like our chickens had a fight (or a cat attacked one
It looks like our chickens had a fight (or a cat attacked one of them and then they ran back into their coop. One of them has a bloody bloody comb (but eyes and rest of head seem alright. The other on… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 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
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a 5 mo. old wyandotte chicken who has been picked on
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