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We've had chickens Orpingtons since February and yesterday
Hi we've had chickens Orpingtons since February and yesterday one was found laying on the ground and can't stand. I've been giving her vitamins in food and water … read more
Kelly Hill
Kelly Hill
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
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It is a chicken although it seems to be calming down, she
It is a chicken although it seems to be calming down, she was what I would describe as wheezing, something that we had not heard before … read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
3,492 satisfied customers
I have an 8 month old orpington hen that jus this morning is
I have an 8 month old orpington hen that jus this morning is making a whistling noise and hiccupping every 3rd or 4th breath. She is mostly coop raised with a side garden of 30 to 40 feet with 13 othe… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
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I just brought a new 5 month old Rhode Island Red hen home
I just brought a new 5 month old Rhode Island Red hen home on Friday May 13. I have a 3 month old Barred Rock and have kept them separated but in adjacent coops. Last night, Sunday, May 15 I let both … read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
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I have a little bantam chicken who is a year old. Got her at
I have a little bantam chicken who is a year old. Got her at 2 months. Her poops are extremely watery with clumps of dark solid material amidst the clear liquid. BUT she acts perfectly normal and heal… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
36,206 satisfied customers
WE HAVE 5 BUFF ORPINGTONS AND 4 AMERICANAS. GOT THEM ALL IN
WE HAVE 5 BUFF ORPINGTONS AND 4 AMERICANAS. GOT THEM ALL IN MID MAY..4 AMERICANAS WERE 3DAY OLD CHICKS, AND ORPINTONS WERE 7 WEEKS. ONE ORPINGTON GOT SICK AND DIED (AS WE EXPECTED WOULD) THEN SHORTLY … read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
3,492 satisfied customers
We only own 2 chickens, an Orpington and an Americauna and
We only own 2 chickens, an Orpington and an Americauna and have had them since they were chicks. They have a coop they sleep in at night, but they free range our small backyard during the day. They st… read more
Dr Linda
Dr Linda
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Doctoral Degree
1,660 satisfied customers
I have a buff orpington hen, 8 months old, who seems to have
I have a buff orpington hen, 8 months old, who seems to have alot of yellow-colored stool that does not clear off of the vent area. It looks like she is trying to go to the bathroom, but when she look… read more
Dr_Kitty
Dr_Kitty
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
122 satisfied customers
My chickens free-range. Recently I had an Orpington that just
My chickens free-range. Recently I had an Orpington that just seemed tired. She preferred to sleep in the box rather than roost but showed no difficulty walking. When the other chickens would hurry to… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I was wondering if chickens can give humans diseases. We have
I was wondering if chickens can give humans diseases. We have pet chickens (6 that are 2 months old and very healthy) and 2 that are grown and healthy. They free roam and are pets. We buy eggs off of … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
We had 4 ex-battery hens last October -free to a good home.
We had 4 ex-battery hens last October -free to a good home. They have since been free range around our wooded garden of approx 1 acre and looked very happy. They laid fantastically up until about Dece… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
3,492 satisfied customers
I have a 4 month old buff orpington who is wheezing and straining
I have a 4 month old buff orpington who is wheezing and straining for breath. She is the only one in the flock who is sick. I don't know if I should treat her, or put her down. I am trying to keep my … read more
oopiedoc
oopiedoc
27 satisfied customers
our much loved chicken, Tilly has had a dirty bottom for a
our much loved chicken, Tilly has had a dirty bottom for a number of weeks. She has been very well but this morning is definitely not well. An other chicken we had died about a month ago, she too was … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Just went out to check chickens and found small Rhode Island
Just went out to check chickens and found small Rhode Island Red audibly wheezing, stretching her neck out with each breath, closing her eyes. Another chicken, a Buff Orpington, is sneezing and wheezi… read more
Dr. Wally
Dr. Wally
Small Animal Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
270 satisfied customers
I have an ex battery hen i have had for about a year 3 days
I have an ex battery hen i have had for about a year 3 days ago she started looking puffed up and poorly and is shaking her head loads she also keeps opening her beak and looks as though she is grabbi… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
crusty: treated..her scales didnt go down, but she seemed fine
hi there, we have just noticed that one of young Orpingtons has very sore and crusty looking legs, one particularly bad. Another Sussex we have came to us with scaly leg which we treated her for with … read more
Fiona Steel
Fiona Steel
Veterinarian
Bachelor's Degree
224 satisfied customers
chicken: one year old..AM...has diarrhea..herself..laying down
We have a one year old Orpington chicken that became lethargic this AM...has diarrhea has isolated herself from the flock (total of 8 birds). is laying down, but has started to drink quite frequently … read more
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Dr. Coldiron
Owner/Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
178 satisfied customers
hi my son keeps a few chickens for eggs and last week he found
hi my son keeps a few chickens for eggs and last week he found 2 dead birds there was some blood around ther rear ends the birds wer bought september last year POL they are laying very well and look h… read more
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