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I have an older hen, about four years. She only lays
I have an older hen, about four years. She only lays occasion ly . Ive had egg bound hen before and her vent does not look as it had with that hen. Although she is swollen on the belly area, I can not… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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One of my chickens has a tube coming out of her vent the end
Hello one of my chickens has a tube coming out of her vent the end is hard. Have been giving her epson salts baths for a week. She laid her first egg last Wed. Been keeping her away from the rest of t… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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DVM
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I have a chicken who is egg bound. I soaked her in warm
Hi. I have a chicken who is egg bound. I soaked her in warm soapy water for about a half hour and massaged. I could feel the egg and it feels close to the opening but sort of side ways. I put her in t… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
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I noticed my chicken didn't drop her poop last night. I tried
I noticed my chicken didn't drop her poop last night. I tried to remove it, but it was stuck to her skin and hard as concrete. How should I soak or remove?… read more
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Dr. B.
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Chicken not laying, eating very little, inactive, whitish substance
Chicken not laying, eating very little, inactive, whitish substance on feathers around vent… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have a 20 week old chicken. She laid a rather large egg on
I have a 20 week old chicken. She laid a rather large egg on Thursday, no egg on Friday, but icky butt. I gave her a nice warm epson salt bath and blow dry and cleaned up the mess and discovered that … read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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My chicken looks puff up all over, especially near its tail.
My chicken looks puff up all over, especially near its tail. It has a googy whitish to yellowish look near its buttom. It is not eating and is making a low sound (sometimes when they are laying they m… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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chicken: week old..swelling..bowel movement..him olive oil by mouth
Hello, I have a 3 week old chicken that has severe constipation with alot of swelling. The last time that I recall that he has had a bowel movement is 2 days ago. I have given him alot of water and st… read more
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allpetsdr
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my poor zebra finch is yet again egg bound, she has about 11
my poor zebra finch is yet again egg bound, she has about 11 eggs in the nest but these have been there for weeks. shall i remove them and take the nest away. She is now in a box with warm towels i ha… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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I have 4 hens that are about 6 months old and lay. I have always
I have 4 hens that are about 6 months old and lay. I have always notiived orange loose stool, which I have thought to be cecal poop. They are mainly in a large 8ftx8ft coop with a hen house of 4x6 fee… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have a hen that is apprx 1 year old. This morning I went
I have a hen that is apprx 1 year old. This morning I went to her pen and found her unable to walk, and has a small amount of congestion. My other hens are fine. Any ideas? Dosn't seem like anything i… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
My silkie chicken has a swullen rear end. Shes 6 months old
My silkie chicken has a swullen rear end. Shes 6 months old and my hens are just starting to lay eggs. When I rub back end it looks like she is trying to push something out but a clear fluid (small am… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Good Afternoon, I have a 6 month old Welsummer chicken that
Good Afternoon, I have a 6 month old Welsummer chicken that is egg bound, she has never laid an egg before when all of her sisters have been laying since first of Oct. I have tried a few home remedies… read more
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
hen: month old..warm baths..amoxicillin..case and she has had 2 doses
Hello, I have a 6 month old banty hen who seems to be egg bound. For 2 days we have been giving her warm baths, I donned a glove and lubed her up with vaseline and tried to manually get the egg out bu… read more
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
We have a summer tanager 2 years old who has not been passing
We have a summer tanager 2 years old who has not been passing feces, only urine. She has not eaten today at all and has eaten only 2 crickets (her normal food) in the last 2 days. She drank orange jui… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
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Doctoral Degree
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What do i do for an egg bound chicken. I lubricated the vent
What do i do for an egg bound chicken. I lubricated the vent and didn't find an egg could it be stuck in her abdomen? I don't know how long she has been like this, I found her 3.5 hours ago, she seems… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
my chicken is 2 years old, has stopped laying, her botton looked
my chicken is 2 years old, has stopped laying, her botton looked swollen but now looks messy, she is eating ok but walking funny with tail down, we have two other chickens that are fine, the coop is c… read more
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Andrea Roberts
veterinary surgeon
Bachelor's Degree
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chickens: I think she laid a soft egg yesterday..cough..runny nose
One of my chickens is fluffed up and looking quiet. She is eating a little, I think she laid a soft egg yesterday. Her comb is a good colour she has no cough or runny nose or discharges. her vent is d… read more
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Andrea Roberts
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