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I have a small hen who is limping on his left leg. He can
I have a small hen who is limping on his left leg. He can bear weight on his foot. But then drags his foot when walking.There is no heat felt in either leg. No injuries noted. … read more
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Our rooster started limping yesterday and not wanting to put weight on 1 foot. I don't see any obvious injuries, including bumblefoot. He is approximately 5 months old and the only male. I'm wondering… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Sorry, my hen is having crop issues, I thought sour crop and
Hi sorry, my hen is having crop issues, I thought sour crop and this may be, she's very full today and she's losing feathers...she's still pooping and has a good appetite and is still up and around wi… read more
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We have several chickens with missing feathters. I do know
We have several chickens with missing feathters. I do know some is normal around the wings and head because of the rooster, some from a bully in the flock. What concerns me is that some of the exposed… read more
Dr. Bob
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I have a dominique rooster who I believe has bumble foot. He
I have a dominique rooster who I believe has bumble foot. He is not standing for about a month. my local vet put him on anti biotics and an anti inflammatory, also daily disinfecting soaks. She admits… read more
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my jersey giant hens have lost feathers on thier backs and
my jersey giant hens have lost feathers on thier backs and wings and where the feathers were are patches of red spots on their backs and wings near the body. they seem fine in every other way eating w… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have brown heavy laying hens and one is lost most of its
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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
ive got an organic egg raiser as a client. he has 2500 chickens
i've got an organic egg raiser as a client. he has 2500 chickens, "free ranging" in barns when weather bad, out in pastures when not. he has had a recent outbreak of feather loss in hens only, no roos… read more
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
My roosters are getting swollen knuckles in their feet. One
My roosters are getting swollen knuckles in their feet. One older bird is so bad he has lost the first knuckles on one foot. The youngest rooster is fine. They are all separated, too and the two roost… read more
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Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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I have a little flock of 1.5 year old black sex link chickens
I have a little flock of 1.5 year old black sex link chickens (5 hens and 1 rooster) about 3 hens have areas of bare skin on them and look like they have a number of broken feathers. They are in a chi… read more
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Hi, I have 12 hens, mostly Golden Comets and RIRs, between
Hi, I have 12 egg-laying hens (and 4 younger birds), mostly Golden Comets and RIRs, between 1 and 3 years old. All the birds are fed an organic chicken feed mix and are free ranged during the day. Rec… read more
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Several of my layer hens have had featherless butts since early
Several of my layer hens have had featherless butts since early spring. Now I see a couple that have picked their feathers off of the crop area and at least one that is losing feathers off of her head… read more
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rooster: feather loss in spots..dark red..comb..he acts normal
A neighbor dropped off a rooster that has no rear or back feathers and shows some feather loss in spots on his breast. His skin is a dark red everywhere. His comb and wattle look fine and he acts norm… read more
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My hens are pulling out their feathers, there are 4 hens, one
My hens are pulling out their feathers, there are 4 hens, one lost feathers down her front, three off their bottoms. They have a balanced pellet diet plus dead meal worms, plus some veg. they are in a… read more
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Andrea Roberts
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I have 25 chickens and 3 roosters and I just noticed that the
I have 25 chickens and 3 roosters and I just noticed that the hens are loosing their feathers around their neck and their back end and the area around is very reddened. What could be the problem?… read more
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I have a pet rooster and 4 hens About 3 weeks ago the rooster
I have a pet rooster and 4 hens About 3 weeks ago the rooster lost a patch of feathers on the inside and side of his neck. the area is a bright red. No scabs just red. Is there anything I can do for h… read more
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Andrea Roberts
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chickens: small flock..feathers as if she were just molting
I have a small flock of chickens which i keep in 2 separate pens side by side. They are all silkie bantems. One of my hens began to loose some feathers as if she were just molting, but it has continue… read more
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