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My chickens just started laying eggs. One of them who
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Sick Cream Legbar I noticed this gal was hanging off by herself yesterday. When I checked her out, I saw that she has been having watery diarrhea, and the feathers near her vent were very crusted with… read more
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This morning she has been expelling liquid fecal matter.
this morning she has been expelling liquid fecal matter. Comb has gone grey and she appears lsitless … read more
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We think our chicken is egg bound. No eggs for a week,
We think our chicken is egg bound. No eggs for a week, lethargic. We gave her a warm bath and an eye dropper of a " tums" last night. Today she is standing straight up. Still eating and drinking but v… read more
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I have a 3 yr old New Hampshire Red laying hen with a
I have a 3 yr old New Hampshire Red laying hen with a swelling below the vent. It's about the size of an orange, feels squishy and has been there for a few weeks. At first I thought she might have bee… read more
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I have 5 egg laying hens. I am relatively un-experienced.
Hello. I have 5 egg laying hens. I am relatively un-experienced. However, my birds eat the right feed (egg-laying feed) and I feed and water them very well and keep their coop clean with fresh hay onc… read more
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Wow! Thanks instant help! Our 2.5 yr old red sex link layer
Hi Dr. B! Wow! Thanks for your instant help! Our 2.5 yr old red sex link layer hen from Tractor Supply has a distended belly and is walking like a penguin, droopy comb, lethargic... Is 1 of only 2 of … read more
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My family has chickens, there are 3 chickens out 8 that are
My family has chickens, there are 3 chickens out 8 that are sick. One is really sick. They have diarrhea. The one that is really sick, eats some but walks very slow and looks weak and is very odorous.… read more
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I have 3 1 year old hens living in the garden free range, access
I have 3 hens free range in garden. 1 ill 22nd April. Unbalanced as if drunk but laid. No outward signs of illness or diarrhoea. Weds 23rd more wobbly. No egg. No visible symptoms. Clean healthy vent,… read more
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What could cause a healthy hen to have a soft, liquified egg
What could cause a healthy hen to have a soft, liquified egg stuck in her vent, accompanied by blood? Her vent is swolen and red, and she is lethargic. She is eating and drinking, but not acting right… read more
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We have 9 asst hens, some lay some dont, we get 3-4 eggs a
We have 9 asst hens, some lay some don't, we get 3-4 eggs a day. I have noticed the last few days black slick matter on the straw. We are feeding more often, laying mash, scratch, black sunflower seed… read more
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Have had hens with bare red vent areas all summer. Local vet
Have had hens with bare red vent areas all summer. Local vet told me it is the weather, but I don't believe this! What causes this? They are not being pecked and have been laying well until now when t… read more
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My Leghorn has black spots on her face and comb and just doesnt
My Leghorn has black spots on her face and comb and just doesn't seem to be as cheerful as she usually is. Didn't lay today, but layed yesterday. What could it be?… read more
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hen: her feathers..bald..feed and she does eat and drinks and returns
Can anyone help, I have a black Orpington hen 18 months old who is loosing all her feathers, Her under carriage is completely bald, she's being sitting in her nest box mostly since Thursday i'v taken … read more
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My Dominique hen is extremely swollen between her legs and
My Dominique hen is extremely swollen between her legs and up to her vent. Abdomen area? The area is very warm to the touch and feels soft. I just used olive oil to examine the vent and cannot feel an… read more
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Cockatiel about 4 years old. She is on pellet, she is an only
Cockatiel about 4 years old. She is on pellet, she is an only bird. I just found a dried blood streak (on the outside of the shell) broken egg shell, one outside the cage, the other piece inside the c… read more
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My chicken has an infection on her bottom. She has loose stools
My chicken has an infection on her bottom. She has loose stools and had a dirty bottom. We managed to get it clean. Should I apply neosporyn or something of the sorts where she has lost feathers and w… read more
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Our pet chicken has a distended vent. The area around the
Our pet chicken has a distended vent. The area around the vent is red and protruding. She has a dirty bottom from the excrement that has caked around her tail feathers. We think she passed an egg toda… read more
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