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In an established flock of 6 chickens, my hens are laying a
In an established flock of 6 chickens, my hens are laying a much lighter shell( from dark brown to almost white. The shells are thinner as is the albumin. Production has also diminished. They have bee… read more
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BeverlyC1016
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Doctoral Degree
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Last night when I locked up my coop all of my girls were
Last night when I locked up my coop all of my girls were there. I couldnt find one of my hens this morning and found her sitting in one spot shivering. It is cold here (low teens last night) and we ha… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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Buff orpington hen has wattles that appear burgundy not the
Buff orpington hen has wattles that appear burgundy not the normal red. … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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52,458 satisfied customers
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
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Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
My once beautiful barred Plymouth rock hen began molting last
my once beautiful barred Plymouth rock hen began molting last November. she has grown back most of her feathers , but most are down, fluffy, not shiny and real long, like before. her head, wings and t… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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52,458 satisfied customers
6 month old hen acting subdued and not interested in food.
For the past few days one of our hens has been acting differently. When we let them out to free range she goes to a spot up on a hill by the air conditioner and sits there puffed out. All of the other… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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52,458 satisfied customers
One of my Plymouth Rock hens has a bare neck. It looks sore
One of my Plymouth Rock hens has a bare neck. It looks sore - red around the spots where the feathers should be. She scratches it. We also noticed when we picked her up that her belly is bare. Dry and… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have a Barred Plymouth Rock with diarrhea and red red skin.
I have a Barred Plymouth Rock with diarrhea and red red skin. I washed off the dried soiled feathers, but I am not sure what to do to treat the inflamed skin. She is not exhibiting any other symptoms.… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
21,789 satisfied customers
How can i sex my chickens (full grown) if they are a breed
How can i sex my chickens (full grown) if they are a breed that has small combs and are missinf the drooping tail feathers?Is it true that the wider the space between the anus bones it is a hen?… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
There are no vets in the Northern Va. area who will examine
There are no vets in the Northern Va. area who will examine a hen other than an exotic pet vet who will charge us a small fortune. So, what can I do in the mean time, give her increased greens and sus… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Veterinarian Avian Health Consultant
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
hen: month old..couch..cooing noises, but sleepy and lethargic..laying
my 3 month old hen is eating and drinking, and sitting on the couch making cooing noises, but sleepy and lethargic. She can barely stand and when she does she leans to one side and puts her wings out … read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
Hen: feathers..1-3 wide along croup, breast bone to lower abdomen.
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Dr. Laura Devlin, DVM, DABVP
Dr. Laura Devlin, DVM, DABVP
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Doctoral Degree
1,190 satisfied customers
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
Andrea Roberts
Andrea Roberts
veterinary surgeon
Bachelor's Degree
1,292 satisfied customers
Several of my layer hens have had featherless butts since early
Several of my layer hens have had featherless butts since early spring. Now I see a couple that have picked their feathers off of the crop area and at least one that is losing feathers off of her head… read more
Deb Jankura
Deb Jankura
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
320 satisfied customers
hens: laying..egg..Listless, vent pasting, coccidiosis like stance.
I have laying hens and we have been finding one egg with blood on the shell. Now one hen appears to be ill. Listless, vent pasting, coccidiosis like stance. Is the blood on the egg a indication of a c… read more
Andrea Roberts
Andrea Roberts
veterinary surgeon
Bachelor's Degree
1,292 satisfied customers
my pullet is about four months old, and this morning as i was
my pullet is about four months old, and this morning as i was letting them of the coop, notice one of my pullet was not very responsive. she was walking slow and like a little out balance when she wal… read more
Andrea Roberts
Andrea Roberts
veterinary surgeon
Bachelor's Degree
1,292 satisfied customers
I have three pet hens that we received as chicks about May
I have three pet hens that we received as chicks about May 1st. Two of the three began laying the end of August/beginning of Sept. However, now only one of the hens lays with any consistency. The othe… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Veterinarian Avian Health Consultant
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
hens: their tails are bright red..see any mites or parasites.
I have three hens that are 1 year old. Two have bald patches, and the bald patches under their tails are bright red. I do not see any mites or parasites. They do not seem bothered by it. One of these … read more
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Deb Jankura
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