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I have an egg laying rhode island red that seems to have a
Second opinion] I have an egg laying rhode island red that seems to have a distinct gurgling sound when she breathes. She is eating and drinking normally. No sneezing or visible mucus, she occasionall… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,446 satisfied customers
Have a baby Rhode island red that was received Friday. Hatch
Have a baby Rhode island red that was received Friday. Hatch day 7/15 at 157pm. She is holding her right leg up sometimes and kind of hobbles. Tries to use it and stretch it out. Online said check for… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,446 satisfied customers
She is lethargic, eyes closed, gurgling sound in throat. no
she is lethargic, eyes closed, gurgling sound in throat. no swelling on face or eyes, no blood in stool … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,446 satisfied customers
I'm a companion animal vet who has a client with a backyard
HI, This is Dr Brent. I'm a companion animal vet who has a client with a backyard flock of 30 chickens in south central PA. She called to tell me she has a 3 yr old rooster with a swollen head and let… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,446 satisfied customers
We have a small flock of 6 chickens about 2 months old Two
Hey there, we have a small flock of 6 chickens about 2 months old Two Rhode Island Reds, Two Jersey Giants, Two Wyandotes The Rhode Island reds appear to have one side of their face swollen … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
50,556 satisfied customers
I have 2 Rhode Island Red Hens that are sneezing, runny nose
I have 2 Rhode Island Red Hens that are sneezing, runny nose and just started diarrhea today. But I started electrolytes yesterday. Last week we put one of our hens down bc her entire head was so swol… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
50,556 satisfied customers
My chicken has extreme swelling with no other symptoms. No
My chicken has extreme facial swelling with no other symptoms. No respiratory or any other issues. This has been going on for 4 months and it keeps getting more and more swollen. She shares a coup wit… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
50,556 satisfied customers
I have a hen that has hard swollen areas below and to the
I have a hen that has hard swollen areas below and to the sides of her beak, maybe swollen waddles. She's been like this about 2 months, her breathing is a little labored. … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
50,556 satisfied customers
My 6 1/2 week old chick has been sleepier than all other (7)
My 6 1/2 week old chick has been sleepier than all other (7) chicks. She doesn't open her eyes, only to eat and peck around the crate. She eats & drinks well, is growing well, feathering out beautiful… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
50,556 satisfied customers
I have a flock of four hen. My Rhode Island red has been molting
I have a flock of four hen. My Rhode Island red has been molting for several weeks. In the lst two days she has seemd very lethargic, no interested in leaving the run. When I picked her up last night … read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Veterinarian Avian Health Consultant
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
chickens: diarrhea..noticed today that she has a runny nose..lay down
We have 15 chickens, 10 of them are Rhode Island Reds and the other 5 are Dominics. One of our Reds has had diarrhea for the past 4 days and we just noticed today that she has a runny nose. She has no… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
My Rhode Island Red x White Plymouth hen, age 19 mo., has a
My Rhode Island Red x White Plymouth hen, age 19 mo., has a swelling on the pad of her foot. It has a tiny black dot. She is limping. Her appetite is good. I have soaked the foot 2x/day since 8/29/11 … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have a Rhode Island Red hen, 5 years old, Merick vaccinated.
I have a Rhode Island Red hen, 5 years old, Merick vaccinated. She is moving slowly and her eyes do not have the brightness they used to. It's been a couple of weeks. She has lost some back feathers a… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Veterinarian Avian Health Consultant
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
I have 4 Rhode Island red chicks that are about 5 weeks old.
I have 4 Rhode Island red chicks that are about 5 weeks old. One of them has a redish moucus stool that has been going on a few days. I have bought some Duramyacin and wazine, but i am hesitant on the… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
hens: corner, wouldnt eat, or drink..crate..getting better
We have 16 hens (was 17) (breeds ranging from Rhode Islands Reds, Buff Orpingtons, Delawares, Red Sex Links, and Black Sex Links). About a month ago, one of the Rhode Island Reds became ill, she staye… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Veterinarian Avian Health Consultant
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
chickens: exhibiting irritation..oozing..comb..antibiotic treatment
I have a couple of sick chickens--exhibiting irritation, oozing, and severe swelling of the eye area, and wart like lesions on the comb. One was showing breathing problems that were alleviated with an… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
eggs..winter, then stopped laying, permanently, at 2 years of age
Hi -- Great website! We have 3 RI Reds, just shy of 3 years old. They all produced eggs for 1 1/2 yrs straight, even in the winter, then stopped laying, permanently, at 2 years of age. All 3 followed … read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
One of my rhode island reds laid an egg..parts and thinner in others
One of my rhode island reds laid an egg that has a bumpy, lumpy shell. It seems as if it would be thicker in some parts and thinner in others. I have not broken it open as I thought I would take in to… read more
Dr. Lisa
Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
1,297 satisfied customers
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