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My Buff Orpington is walking funny, she looks like she
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We recently started our flock with 5 week-old 'chicks'. Today, we discovered that one of them (a buff Orpington) has a rather bloody vent and is being pecked by the others. Given her age and the fact … read more
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Hi!!! I have an 11 week old Buff Orpington hen. Last week her left eye was swollen. I did saline & vetricyn plus cotton swabs for about 3 days with no change (not better or worse). … read more
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Buff orpington hen has wattles that appear burgundy not the normal red. … read more
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My 7 1/2 year old Buff Orpington hen has obvious worms. What
My 7 1/2 year old Buff Orpington hen has obvious worms. What is the best way to treat her and prevent spreading to the rest of my flock?… read more
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I have a Buff Orpington hen who has an injured right leg. I
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I have 4 female Silver Laced Wyandotte chicks about 1 year
I have 4 female Silver Laced Wyandotte chicks about 1 year old and the do not have tail feathers and their skin is starting to look red. They appear healthy and are laying about 3 to 4 eggs a day. I l… read more
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She's wheezing. She (orpington chicken) started wheezing
She (orpington chicken) started wheezing this afternoon. I don't know why. … read more
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6 month old hen acting subdued and not interested in food.
For the past few days one of our hens has been acting differently. When we let them out to free range she goes to a spot up on a hill by the air conditioner and sits there puffed out. All of the other… read more
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We have a chicken that is acting odd and the other chickens
We have a chicken that is acting odd and the other chickens are picking on her. She appears to be breathing heavy/panting Just stands in one place tipping her head to the right and gazes into space. M… read more
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We have several chickens with missing feathters. I do know
We have several chickens with missing feathters. I do know some is normal around the wings and head because of the rooster, some from a bully in the flock. What concerns me is that some of the exposed… read more
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chickens: other pecking..bleeding..are still laying every day
We have six chickens, one of them moulted in the autumn around its rear but still has not regrown her feathers, and is now looking very sore as well as starting to lose some feathers on her back, anot… read more
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My Barnevelder hen has a pale, shrivelled comb and wattle,
My Barnevelder hen has a pale, shrivelled comb and wattle, seems lethargic and loses her balance easily. Our other 3 hens (Sussex, Orpington and Isa Brown) all seem fine. The Barnevelder has been unwe… read more
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One of my hens appears to be ill. Her feathers are all puffed
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We have a Buff Orphington who has a black, infected, smelly
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We have a small flock of 7 hens and one rooster. Born in late
We have a small flock of 7 hens and one rooster. Born in late March 2009, most began laying early to mid August. Our 2 Buff Orpingtons are causing concern. One insists on brooding and we have isolated… read more
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I am a small animal veterinarian in Texas. I have never practiced
I am a small animal veterinarian in Texas. I have never practiced on birds, but recently purchased some Buff Orpington chicks so as to produce my own eggs. The birds are now 5 months old and have been… read more
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We have 48 chickens. One has a comb and waddles that has been
We have 48 chickens. One has a comb and waddles that has been turning pale red rather than the normal healthy red coloration. The birs is seemingly weak and slow in its movement and does not try escap… read more
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