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I have a black australorp who should be right around a yr
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My hen has black spots on her comb. Apart from that she's
Hello, my hen has black spots on her comb. Apart from that she's healthy, just started laying eggs again. Would you recommend treatment? Appreciate your advice, thank you … read more
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One of my hens comb has flopped over. It is a very cold snap
one of my hens comb has flopped over. It is a very cold snap and the water has been frozen although I have made sure they have fluid water during the day. Today she didn't want her corn but only wante… read more
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Lost comb, A hen lost her comb, Not hurt, Barred rock 1.5
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my hen developed a large black blister on her wattle last
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I have a small flock of 25 hens & one rooster. A while back
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My Leghorn has black spots on her face and comb and just doesnt
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Dr_Kitty
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We have a hen that has been standing around with her eyes
We have a hen that has been standing around with her eyes closed like sleeping and sitting down with her eyes closed. Very listless and not responsive to whats going on. Seems very weak. When holding … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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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
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our hens eyes close as the day goes on we have looked at her
our hens eyes close as the day goes on we have looked at her eyes and they look normal just they are almost closed by the end of the day… 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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hens: months old..pale..bright red..smallish egg and this isnt
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hen: pet..walks with difficulty and wings drooping
I found this morning that my kids' pet chicken (a hen 3yrs old) walks with difficulty and wings drooping. I notice that her crest and skin around thebeek is purple. Now I ma looking for a vet. Before … read more
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Doctoral Degree
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bird: her stools are black or yellow and very runny..pale..veterinary
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Doctoral Degree
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Year old rhode island hen,currently laying,found her prostrate,head pu
Year old rhode island hen,currently laying,found her prostrate,head pulled over her back,eye seems bright,comb is moderate in temp, feet pulled up underbody, and cool to touch, crop feels empty,nares … read more
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a Black Rock hen about two years old. For a few days
I have a Black Rock hen about two years old. For a few days now she has been sitting in one spot most of the day with her head tucked in and with her backend drooping. Her comb has lost its brightness… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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Hen: wheezing..3 years old and had diarrhea for about a week then died
Have a Rhode Island Red Hen that is 3 years old and has started wheezing. What should I do? Also had another Rhode Island Red Hen that was 3 years old and had diarrhea for about a week then died. Are … read more
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Doctoral Degree
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hens: laying..about 3 yrs old..s comb that looked severe and infected
I have 3 laying hens about 3 yrs old. A month ago I found a tear on the youngest one's comb that looked severe and infected. Flushed with betadine solution and packed with antibiotic cream. After abou… read more
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