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I think my hen is sick. In the last 1-2 days, she has become
in the last 1-2 days, she has become really lethargic and stopped drinking water... she will take a sip here and there, but the water dispenser is practically full. I noticed her food ran out maybe 4 days ago, and I've been trying to feed her scraps of food and I dumped the rest of what was left of her food for her. Her food hasn't come in the mail yet, but should be here today. However, I don't know if she will actually eat it. She hasn't been really eating much, but she tries. She doesn't roost anymore either. She perched on the ground last night for the first time. She normally has a floppy comb, but it looks extra floppy and a deeper red color. This morning is the first time I've noticed a frothy yellow poopy butt. … read more
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Doctoral Degree
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Have a young hen with clear discharge. A few days I notice
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I believe she was laying an egg yesterday and it took her
I believe she was laying an egg yesterday and it took her all day. I figured it was normal since it was her first egg. We waited all day and kept checking on her and all we found was some egg whites. … read more
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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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I have a 2 year old black chicken that eats wheat well, has
I have a 2 year old black chicken that eats wheat well, has a real red comb, has clear skin, not infested with anything, and is free on the farm yard. At least for 6 weeks she stands up, walks stiff l… read more
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I have 4 backyard chickens and yesterday my California
I have 4 backyard chickens and yesterday my California White started acting I'll. She layed egg in morning when I checked. I know it was her cause she is my only white egg. All day she layed around wi… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a Buff Orpington hen that is having trouble laying.
I have a Buff Orpington hen that is having trouble laying. About four days ago I noticed she "layed" a white liquid substance and she was acting very solitary instead of roosting with the other hens. … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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I recently purchased 4 laying hens. I was told they were aprox.
I recently purchased 4 laying hens. I was told they were aprox. 1 year old. one Americana who lays green eggs. Two reds and one blonde one, not sure the breed. I have had them now for two weeks, kept … read more
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My chicken has a red butt without any feathers. Is this a normal
My chicken has a red butt without any feathers. Is this a normal molt, or is treatment necessary?… read more
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I HAVE A WELSUMMER HEN ABOUT 2 YEARS OLD. SHE IS LETHARGIC,
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I want to thank Dr. Bob for his suggestion of a possible treatment
I want to thank Dr. Bob for his suggestion of a possible treatment for Petunia, our bantie hen who was laying soft shelled eggs and having a milky discharge. He suggested pulverizing egg shell and fee… read more
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hen: 8 months old) who last week was lethargic..fecal matter..egg
I have a hen (8 months old) who last week was lethargic, not getting off roost. I took her out, saw fecal matter on her bottom, left to get cell to call a friend who has chicks, and when I came back o… read more
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My brown hen has a round bald spot on her back and also one
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Hi, We rescued some ex-battery hens from slaughter. Weve had
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bantam: lay..herself..skinny, she doesnt smell funny and is pooping
i have a broody bantam chuck who doesnt yet lay eggs herself yet, but will sit on the others eggs. she has a full firm crop but she is skinny, she doesnt smell funny and is pooping normally. I have pu… read more
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Our 3-1/2 year old layer hen (pet) is starting to take a long
Our 3-1/2 year old layer hen (pet) is starting to take a long time (hours) to lay the egg. The egg looks different, too: one end is smaller in circumference. Yesterday, she didn't lay at all. What hom… read more
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