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I have a chicken which has stopped eating is not laying and
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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My barred hen is legthargic, not eating much, but I saw her
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,526 satisfied customers
Two days ago, she was laying at the back of the coop,
Two days ago, she was laying at the back of the coop, sprawled out, mouth open like she was panting, very lethargic and didn't move at all when I picked her up. I brought her inside and gave her elect… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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My hen is sleeping constantly and not running towards
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My rooster is about 6 years old. He has 4 hens to look
My rooster is about 6 years old. He has 4 hens to look after. He is pretty free range most days. He seems lethargic, walks slow, and stays/hides from the hens. All this is unusual for him. I do know t… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,526 satisfied customers
I'm in Los Angeles and have 4 backyard chickens. One has
I'm in Los Angeles and have 4 backyard chickens. One has suddenly become lethargic. No other visible symptoms. About 2 years old. Have her separated from the rest. Local vets don't appear to be seeing… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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My hen seems to be breathing through her mouth. If she were
My hen seems to be breathing through her mouth. If she were human I would think her nose was plugged up. I have isolated her from the others. What else should I do?… read more
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Dr-Bonk
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I have a rooster that had puss pockets in s eyes. He was
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Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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Sick chicken. I have a one year old Ameraucana hen. She
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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my 6 month old hen is sick. shes been sitting all day & seems
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Hi, we have two hens with a good deal of yellow under their
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Dr. B.
Dr. B.
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why is my hen coughing and breathing through her mouth. Breathing
why is my hen coughing and breathing through her mouth. Breathing is not rapid, no nazal discharge, no swelling around eyes.… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Hello- I am new to raising chickens. I was given 5 chicks
Hello- I am new to raising chickens. I was given 5 chicks that I estimate were about a month old , 6 months ago, so they are now approximately 7 months old. I believe they are Bantams and all but one … read more
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Dr. Pat
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I have two bantam hens with a worty lookg growth on their noses
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have 11 hens. One of them seems unwell. She is fluffed up
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Hi, Have an Isa Brown hen aged about 21/2 years. She stands
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My hen has an swollen eye w/ puss in it. I clean it w/ saleen
My hen has an swollen eye w/ puss in it. I clean it w/ saleen solution & a cotton swab. My vet say she has a respatory infection but he really does not treat chickens. He perscribed-Baytril [0.25mls] … read more
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