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She's a 4 year old hen and seemed to be egg bound but I
She's a 4 year old hen and seemed to be egg bound but I soaked her twice and went in to check if there was an egg and I didn't feel anything. She was positioned in the egg laying position 3 days ago. … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,938 satisfied customers
It 3 pm 70 degrees 30 wk old hen moving slow laying on
It 3 pm 70 degrees 30 wk old hen moving slow laying on ground with eyes closed. Free range. Added diamacious earth to feed this past week.have 3 new chicks 12 wks old in separate coop but share yard. … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,938 satisfied customers
My hen may be egg bound. Just wondering if this could be
My hen may be egg bound. Just wondering if this could be caused by eating chick starter. We have 6 week old chicks that we successfully combined with the hen about 5 days ago. So the chick starter and… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,938 satisfied customers
My hen isn't leaving her nesting box. She an egg on Tuesday
My hen isn't leaving her nesting box. She laid an egg on Tuesday she is one year old.we felt to see if there was possibly and egg stuck and it doesn't feel like it. She did poop and drink. … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,938 satisfied customers
My only chicken was laying almost everyday. There was a
my only chicken was laying almost everyday. There was a period for a couple weeks where she stopped. But then we started laying again. For a week or so now she seemed very lathargic. Wouldn't leave he… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,938 satisfied customers
I believe she was laying an egg yesterday and it took her
I believe she was laying an egg yesterday and it took her all day. I figured it was normal since it was her first egg. We waited all day and kept checking on her and all we found was some egg whites. … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,938 satisfied customers
I have 3 hens. All are Rhode Island REds. 2 were born in
I have 3 hens. All are Rhode Island REds. 2 were born in April and one of them is laying an egg daily for about 2-3 weeks now . The other one has not laid any eggs. Another one is about 4 years old an… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,938 satisfied customers
My hen is 20 weeks. She started laying eggs 3 weeks ago. She
My hen is 20 weeks. She started laying eggs 3 weeks ago. She hasn't laid one today(this past week she's been laying after they go into their coop). Tonight she is just standing stil at times closing h… read more
Anna
Anna
Retired Teacher/Biologist
Bachelor's Degree
12,413 satisfied customers
I have a Easter egger that is a little over a year old. She
I have a Easter egger that is a little over a year old. She had been laying eggs that were very long then she started laying soft shell eggs . I would find them in the coop in the mornings. She would … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
54,218 satisfied customers
I just lost a hen -- and am puzzled and curious -- She was 2
I just lost a hen -- and am puzzled and curious -- She was 2 1/2 years old -- Had laid soft shelled eggs twice in a week and I found her dead on the coop floor with a big bloody mess on the the droppi… read more
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
13,517 satisfied customers
1 year old hen (Australorpe). Noticed some funny elongated
1 year old hen (Australorpe). Noticed some funny elongated eggs over last month or two and a few "she'll-less" eggs as well that I can attribute to her specifically.(Normal inside though) Have begun o… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have a small flock of free-range hens. There in a fenced
I have a small flock of free-range hens. There in a fenced area for protection. I coop them every evening. Plenty of grass, dust bathing etc...... Yet over the last 6 months I've lost a couple hens. P… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
How do we make sure our chickens lay their eggs in the box?
How do we make sure our chickens lay their eggs in the box? We just bought them as 18 month olds and moved them from another town.… read more
Dr. G.
Dr. G.
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
1,757 satisfied customers
I recently purchased 4 laying hens. I was told they were aprox.
I recently purchased 4 laying hens. I was told they were aprox. 1 year old. one Americana who lays green eggs. Two reds and one blonde one, not sure the breed. I have had them now for two weeks, kept … read more
Dr_Kitty
Dr_Kitty
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
122 satisfied customers
hen: that hAS BEEN LAYING ONE EGG PER DAY..bunny..her nesting area
I have a polish hen that hAS BEEN LAYING ONE EGG PER DAY. sHE IS IN THE SAME COOP WITH A RHODE ISLAND RED HEN AND AN UNFIXED BUNNY RABBIT. sHE HAS stopped laying completly and just sits on her nesting… read more
Fiona Steel
Fiona Steel
Veterinarian
Bachelor's Degree
224 satisfied customers
My hen is laying/pooping what looks like part of an egg without
My hen is laying/pooping what looks like part of an egg without a shell. She is not laying eggs at all. Her tail feathers by her vent are all goopy...She seems to not be eating and is lathargic~ When … read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
hens: laying..egg..Listless, vent pasting, coccidiosis like stance.
I have laying hens and we have been finding one egg with blood on the shell. Now one hen appears to be ill. Listless, vent pasting, coccidiosis like stance. Is the blood on the egg a indication of a c… read more
Andrea Roberts
Andrea Roberts
veterinary surgeon
Bachelor's Degree
1,292 satisfied customers
I have a young hen approx 8-9 months old that is wobbly and
I have a young hen approx 8-9 months old that is wobbly and having a hard time walking...she stays slightly puffed up...eating normally, pooping, probably drinking. Right now she is just sitting quiet… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Veterinarian Avian Health Consultant
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
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