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We have a hen about 6 months old. Started limping a couple
We have a hen about 6 months old. Started limping a couple weeks ago. Both legs seemed ok and good strength at the “hip” when I rugged. Seemed like the “knee” joint maybe was “sprained” or something. … read more
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My chicken seem very thin and has lost most of her feather
My chicken seem very thin and has lost most of her feather on her belly. I've seen her eat and brink somewhat. She is not laying eggs at this time. I'm really about how little she feels compared to a … read more
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I noticed my chicken was only standing on one leg and was
I noticed my chicken was only standing on one leg and was limping when she walked around. I'm wondering what I should do? … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Her foot is curled up. She will not apply pressure to it.
Her foot is curled up. She will not apply pressure to it … read more
Dr Gwen
Dr Gwen
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Last night my chickens were attacked by a fox. But one got
Hi, last night my chickens were attacked by a fox. But one got away, however, she is badly injured. Her comb is slightly injured, her back is punctured with exposed skin, and her lower breast is punct… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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One of my chickens I thought was getting pecked and she lost
One of my chickens I thought was getting pecked and she lost some tailfehters. We were away from her for two weeks and now that we are back she has bloody sores all over her tailed.Is this just more p… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
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I've a 4-year-old barred rock hen, seemingly healthy, who
Hello! I've a 4-year-old barred rock hen, seemingly healthy, who has gradually gone lame in her left leg over the last 10 days. She is eating and drinking and --from what I can tell -- laying. But she… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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We have a barred rock, around 3 years old. About a week ago,
We have a barred rock, around 3 years old. About a week ago, she started sitting more than walking. And when she walks, she limps. When sitting, she tends to hold her leg out to the side. She has no o… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,526 satisfied customers
We have 4 backyard chickens, all hand raised from chicks by
We have 4 backyard chickens, all hand raised from chicks by my daughter. One of them went nuts and has started pecking the others near the vent, killed one bird and injured the other two. … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
51,643 satisfied customers
I have 5 black hens, don't know the breed off had, they all
I have 5 black hens, don't know the breed off had, they all have spots on their backs that others are pecking on and they are raw and bleeding, also its along side of their heads also, One of them see… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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One of my Roos has a comb that is veryhot to touch. The others
One of my Roos has a comb that is very hot to touch. The others are not. Also it lays over on the side. I can't see any wounds or black spots on it although it's dark almost grey on the end.… read more
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Andrea Scheer
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Doctoral Degree
122 satisfied customers
One of my chickens (I have three) is lethargic, not moving
One of my chickens (I have three) is lethargic, not moving around much, she is puffing her tail feathers and stands with one foot curled. She is eating. I haven't seen her drink. I noticed some of the… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have a flock of three chickens all pullets I got this past
I have a flock of three chickens all pullets I got this past spring. Originally I had 5 pullets but two died with the first month I had them, apparently of enteritis. I was told I should have fed them… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have a pekin bantom chicken that is spending a lot of time
I have a pekin bantom chicken that is spending a lot of time sitting and looking listless, will get up and eat for a about a total of an hour a day, did have diarrheoa, but gave them garlic in the wat… read more
Hawkedoc
Hawkedoc
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I have a Buff Orpington chicken who is almost a year and a
I have a Buff Orpington chicken who is almost a year and a half old. She stopped laying this summer when it got hot. We live in Arizona, so hot is very very hot. She got sick and I treated her with an… read more
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My hen is about 9 months old and has been laying eggs pretty
My hen is about 9 months old and has been laying eggs pretty much daily for the past month. I have 4 hens total, and no avian vet in my area. They eat lay mash, but are allowed to roam our garden on t… read more
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Anna
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I have a chicken that was attacked by a predator, she has recovered
I have a chicken that was attacked by a predator, she has recovered mostly, lost an eye and most of feathers and comb off of her head. I have had her separated from the flock to heal. She has been doi… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a 5 month old Wyndotte Hen that started limping about
I have a 5 month old Wyndotte Hen that started limping about a week ago, now she is unable to bare weight on her leg, leg is hot to touch, no known injury. She act's like she has right sided paralysis… read more
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