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One of our pet chickens has been lethargic for two days now.
One of our pet chickens has been lethargic for two days now. Not really eating or drinking, mostly just sitting or maybe standing. My wife noticed what she described as white jelly-like liquid (rather… read more
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Dr. Patsy Fields
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She is acting very listless. It has been gettin worse over
She is acting very listless. It has been gettin worse over the last two weeks. We initially tried a dewormer recommended but the poultry department at our local feed store. Her feather stay wet every … read more
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Kay T. DVM
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One of our chickens was found in the coop. Four days ago one
Four days ago one of our chickens was found on the coop floor unable to walk. She seems alert, but not eating or drinking much. I brought her inside and put her in a large Rubbermaid container with bedding. We have been holding her to feed. She is eating and drinking some. The water has electrolytes. I've given oyster shells, minted feed and scrambled eggs. She doesn't eat much. Her stool is loose yellow green and brownish and very little of it. She lays on her belly and will move with her wings a bit. … read more
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I have a chicken that I think is egg bound. Do you have any
I have a chicken that I think is egg bound. Do you have any suggestions for how to help her? … read more
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Dr. Patsy Fields
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She is laying in the corner of the coop. Her comb is faded
She is laying in the corner of the coop. Her comb is faded and white at the end … read more
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Dr. Patsy Fields
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I have two hens who have the tail-down stance like when
I have two hens who have the tail-down stance like when egg-bound. I've given them sits baths (haven't been able to get Ca++ in them). Both seen very sick. One is now excreting pure white opaque liqui… read more
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Dr. Patsy Fields
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One of my chickens went lame, noticed she had bumble foot,
Second opinion] One of my chickens went lame, noticed she had bumble foot, my wife and I soaked and cleaned her foot in epson salt water, we removed the scab and abscess with the kernel intact, flushe… read more
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Dr. Patsy Fields
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My chicken is in trouble. I have a Buff Orpington hen, about
My chicken is in trouble. I have a Buff Orpington hen, about 4 months old. When I went out to let the chickens into the run, I knew something was wrong. She was more pale. She was standing. Then she m… read more
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Dr. Patsy Fields
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My chicken is walking around all fluffed up and her tail is
My chicken is walking around all fluffed up and her tail is pointed down, sometimes straight down. Her back is also hunched. I can see her vent flapping. She's been given two warm epsilon salt baths. … read more
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Dr. Patsy Fields
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Sick chicken. About 21 weeks, haven't eggs yet. No egg in
Sick chicken. About 21 weeks, haven't laid eggs yet. No egg in vent - checked twice. 4 /6 babies died a few weeks ago, but the last 2 have been healthy until now. This one is weak , wants us to pick h… read more
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She's lathargic, a soft egg, and has one puffy closed Iver
Thanks, she's lathargic, laid a soft egg, and has one puffy closed Iver eye. I saw a mite on her near her eye. She's been like this for two days. She's off balance but I think that's because if the vi… read more
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Dr. Patsy Fields
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One of my bantam girls is feeling lethargic and not moving
One of my bantam girls is feeling lethargic and not moving as much as she usually does. Her comb goes pale frequently and she seems like she is having discomfort. She sounds sick as well like she has … read more
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Dr. Patsy Fields
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My Polish hen is lethargic, feathers are ruffled, eyes
My Polish hen is lethargic, feathers are ruffled, eyes closed most all the time, her poop is runny and mostly green with a little white in it. She has never laid any eggs I believe. … read more
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Dr. Patsy Fields
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I have a goose about eight months old who her first egg. The
I have a goose about eight months old who laid her first egg. The second egg had no shell. Now she seems sick she is barely moving around and her poop is clear liquid not like regular poop. She is not… read more
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Dr. Patsy Fields
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She is laying down, not moving much and now her head is
She is laying down, not moving much and now her head is flopping … read more
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We recently went on vacation and came back to our one of our
Hi. We recently went on vacation and came back to our one of our backyard chickens had Bumble Foot. We were able to remove 3 kernels/cores from her foot and then treated her with a topical antibiotic … read more
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I have a rooster with a swollen wattle and a hen with a
I have a rooster with a swollen wattle and a hen with a swollen eye … read more
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goose: has a blue/purple color all over his feathers..sprayed
I have a sick goose that is 3 1/2 years old. This white goose has a blue/purple color all over his feathers on his underside. It almost appears like someone sprayed ink on him. Does anyone have any id… read more
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