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One of my bantam girls is feeling lethargic and not moving
One of my bantam girls is feeling lethargic and not moving as much as she usually does. Her comb goes pale frequently and she seems like she is having discomfort. She sounds sick as well like she has … read more
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She is active but walking with her tail down. She walks like
She is active but walking with her tail down. She walks like she may be injured. I just checked to see if she may be egg bound but don't feel anything. When I try to prove her vent with my glovedand l… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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She is acting fine as far as eating and drinking and laying
She is acting fine as far as eating and drinking and laying eggs, stools look good to. However, she won't get on the roosting bar at night ( for like 6 months or more) we have to put her on the bar ev… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,515 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
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She has appeared tired or weak in the legs since Tuesday
Hello. She has appeared tired or weak in the legs since Tuesday night or wed am. She lays down often and the slowly raises her tail high in the air. Appetite and drinking appear fine. … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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I have lost two birds in the past two months. The one that
I have lost two birds in the past two months. The one that I have now that has not been interacting with the other chickens since yesterday. I put her in her nesting box last night and today she has n… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
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Sun evening I noticed one of our Delaware hens could not get
Sun evening I noticed one of our Delaware hens could not get up into the coop/roost, so I sat her in & didn't think much about it. Mon morning she couldn't get out of the coop so I isolated her with w… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
Barnvelder hen about 12 months . Two days of staying in laying
Barnvelder hen about 12 months . Two days of staying in laying box . vent area abit dirty. Clucking and ruffling neck feathers . Then shaking feathers out and wing flapping .Has gone out with others t… read more
Dr_Kitty
Dr_Kitty
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
122 satisfied customers
My chicken has been laying regularly for about 3 months with
My chicken has been laying regularly for about 3 weeks with no problems. Yesterday evening she became quite and withdrawn just before roosting up for the night. She then passed the egg yolk and white … read more
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Dr_Kitty
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Doctoral Degree
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my hen injured herself flying from her roost 6 ft off the floor
my hen injured herself flying from her roost 6 ft off the floor seems like a leg injury. she cant walk, no balance.she has strength in her toes. wings work fine. i have her in a box and she is eating.… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
21,703 satisfied customers
One of our chickens over the last few days has been a little
One of our chickens over the last few days has been a little unsteady on her feet and it seemed as though she was using her wings on occasion to balance by drooping them down to the ground. Apart from… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
One of our backyard Rhode Island Red chickens died unexptectedly
One of our backyard Rhode Island Red chickens died unexptectedly this morning. About a month ago she wouldn't walk. We separated her and she was still eating and drinking just fine. A couple of days l… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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I have chicken that has always been so friendly but last night
last night I noticed my other 6 hens were getting ready to roost but this one was still out of the pen so I walked over to her picked her up and put her in the pen the next morning she was not roostin… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
hen: of lay as she is producing eggs..tail..feeding and drinking well.
Hi - my hen is just older than point of lay as she is producing eggs every day, however, she is walking rather slowly with drooping wings and tail! She is feeding and drinking well.… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
chickens: thought maybe..lay..few hrs..crouched down, her wings a bit
three days ago I went to let my chickens out of their coop in the morning & one of my hens just stayed perched up in her roosting box. I thought maybe she was getting ready to lay, so I left her alone… read more
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
hen: month old..old blue..not layed an egg for 4 days..tail feathers
I have a 7 month old Blue Andolusian hen who has not layed an egg for 4 days and today she some out of her house but did not eat all day. Instead, she found a quiet place under some hedges and stood t… read more
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Dr. Elaine
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Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
Hello. I have a small backyard flock of 5 hens. Two have
Hello. I have a small backyard flock of 5 hens. Two have died slow deaths, where they continued to eat well but lost weight, slowed down, and eventually died. They have stopped laying eggs some time b… read more
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chickens: roost late morning, not moving much and tail down
One of our chickens is still sitting on the roost late morning, not moving much and tail down. It is very hot here but the coop is ventilated. Does this indicate a disease, if so, what? Other 7 chicke… read more
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