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One of my roosters comb is turning black on the tips and
One of my roosters comb is turning black on the tips and comb is a blotchy light red and white. Our lowest temp has been high 30s liw 40s what do u think the problem could be … read more
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We have a rooster who has stopped crowing and is making a
We have a rooster who has stopped crowing and is making a rattling or purring sound when he breathes. … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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I have a hen (bared Rock) that was having some balance
I have a hen (bared Rock) that was having some balance issues and is now unable to stand in her own. She eats and drinks(with some assistance) her comb is normal looking. She is about 10 months old. … read more
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I have my own hens and collect my eggs most every day today
I have my own hens and collect my eggs most every day today I boiled some eggs and when I peaked one of them the egg white had black spots that resembled black pepper all throughout should I be concer… read more
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Dr. Jaime
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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Lost comb, A hen lost her comb, Not hurt, Barred rock 1.5
Lost comb JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the bird? Customer: A hen lost her comb JA: Where does the bird seem to hurt? Customer: Not hurt JA: OK. No obvious pain. What is the bird's… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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Dear Dr. Salkin, I have an 8 month old cuckoo Marans hen
Dear Dr. Salkin,I have an 8 month old cuckoo Marans hen with sudden onset lameness. Yesterday she appeared quite normal, running with the flock when I threw some scratch. Then I noticed that the roost… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
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Black rooster (breed unknown) has developed black spots on s
black rooster (breed unknown) has developed black spots on his comb and his tongue is yellow. otherwise he seems okay. a friend said he had "black spot" and he would have to be put down. is this a dis… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
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I have (had) 31 Red Star hens and live the mexico border in
I have (had) 31 Red Star hens and live the mexico border in texas.It has been over 100 degrees and humid for this area . All the hens were laying an egg a day for over 6 months and app a week ago I di… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have a small flock of 25 hens & one rooster. A while back
I have a small flock of 25 hens & one rooster. A while back the smaller hens started loosing a lot of feathers on the head & back. I got rid of several roosters, as it looked like they were picking on… read more
allpetsdr
allpetsdr
Veterinarian
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ok i have 15 laying hens an one rooster an they all have come
ok i have 15 laying hens an one rooster an they all have come down with i think is called fowl pox my egg production has went way down and they are loosing alot of weight and dont eat near what i was … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Hi, we have a flock of eleven one year old hens, no roosters.
Hi, we have a flock of eleven one year old hens, no roosters. Four are Barred Rocks, four Rhode Island Reds, one Buff Orpington and two white Sex Links. For several months a number of them have been l… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
22,045 satisfied customers
My one-year-old Barred Rock chicken is losing feathers like
My one-year-old Barred Rock chicken is losing feathers like crazy. I can now see her bare bottom for about 2" on each side of her anal opening, and she literally leaves a trail of feathers. She seems … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
hen: shows signs..signs of labored breathing and a comb..herself
I have a less-than-2yr-old hen who has her entire back pecked, shows signs of labored breathing and a comb that is breaking down with black adhesions(?) on it. I noticed her turning her neck and pecki… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have black Javas and Rhode Island reds and their cross which
I have black Javas and Rhode Island reds and their cross which is an Auburn Java. Some of the birds have pale combs, some have what appears to be white spots( like broken off feathers about the neck. … read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
Or bufforpington 5yr old rooster suddenly developed black skin around his eyes and wa
Or bufforpington 5yr old rooster suddenly developed black skin around his eyes and waddles. He refuses to open one eye and the other will open but the conjunctiva has a whitish dimple. Some of the bla… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
3,596 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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Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
hens: mixed variety, one a Rock-Barred..now seem to be pecking
I have 12 hens, mixed variety, one a Rock-Barred. I had a rooster and he is now gone. The hens now seem to be pecking on each other. The Rock-Barred is getting the worst of it. I don't know which ones… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Veterinarian Avian Health Consultant
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
I noticed that one of my chickens a Barred rock was very red
I noticed that one of my chickens a Barred rock was very red under her wings the breasts area and the feathers were gone. She seems to fluff her feathers out a little but I saw it red and bald.… read more
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