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Fluffed up and not moving or eating really. She is older --
Fluffed up and not moving or eating really. She is older -- 5 or 6 years -- and we do not believe she has been laying eggs for at least 4 or 5 months (we have 9 chickens so it isnt that easy to tell).… read more
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There. I have a hen that has been lethargic for about a
Hi, there. I have a hen that has been lethargic for about a week. Her comb is sometimes more purple. She is moving okay, but her bustle is droopy and she is not too interested in eating. She will eat … read more
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My hen (golden sex link) is about 2.5 years old and is
My hen (golden sex link) is about 2.5 years old and is losing lots of feathers Is it normal for her comb to fade during this season too or is she sick.… read more
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We think our chicken is egg bound. No eggs for a week,
We think our chicken is egg bound. No eggs for a week, lethargic. We gave her a warm bath and an eye dropper of a " tums" last night. Today she is standing straight up. Still eating and drinking but v… read more
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I have a coronation Sussex chicken that is a year old. she
I have a coronation Sussex chicken that is a year old. she is occasionally picked on by one of my other chickens, but for the most part gets along fine. Two days ago she was out and seemed fine taking… read more
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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
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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
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i have a friesian fowl who is about 20 weeks old and has not
i have a friesian fowl who is about 20 weeks old and she has not developed a comb or wattles and has a dropped wing, listless, does eat and drink but looks down and spends most of the day sleeping and… read more
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My Leghorn has black spots on her face and comb and just doesnt
My Leghorn has black spots on her face and comb and just doesn't seem to be as cheerful as she usually is. Didn't lay today, but layed yesterday. What could it be?… read more
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Hen: old) seems to be bloated / puffed out..eyes closed..lethargic
Hi, one of my Hen's (about a year old) seems to be bloated / puffed out. She is huddling away from the other chickens and has her eyes closed a lot. She is eating a little but seems very lethargic. He… read more
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my 3 year old hen has benn pcked at by her sisters. I have
my 3 year old hen has benn pcked at by her sisters. I have her separated in a cage, but 24 hours later, she's still puffed out and not eating much.… read more
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hens: be puffing and has got very weak, it spends..spends most
my grandaughters have 3 hens and one seems to be out of sorts, It seems to be puffing and has got very weak, it spends most of the time sitting down on the ground, hoping you can she some light on the… read more
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chicken: .She throwing up flegm when I pick her up
We have a 2 yr. old chicken who free ranges during the day with 16 other chickens.She throwing up flegm when I pick her up. Her breast is very spongy. Her top comb, which is normally a bright red is n… read more
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One of my hens, Geronimo, is not well. She is a Buff Orpington,
One of my hens, Geronimo, is not well. She is a Buff Orpington, about 4 years. She is lethargic for a couple of days. Will drink small amounts of water, uninterested in food. Her comb is listing to th… read more
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chicken: dried..to be something eating away at the feathers..put down
I have a young chicken which is withdrawn. when i lifited each wing i can see a bit of dried discharge and what seems to be something eating away at the feathers on both wings. when picked up the hen … read more
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Hi, Have an Isa Brown hen aged about 21/2 years. She stands
Hi, Have an Isa Brown hen aged about 21/2 years. She stands in one place the whole day and doesn't struggle when picked up. She has a pale comb which is still erect, is puffed up and shivering/trembli… 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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I have a hen that has a very pale comb and has gone away from
I have a hen that has a very pale comb and has gone away from the other hens she is very lethargic and I can easily just pick her up is there anything obvious that it can be ond is there anything that… read more
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