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A neighbors hen had a run-in with a dog a week ago. She lost
A neighbors hen had a run-in with a dog a week ago. She lost some feathers, but there was no blood on the ground around her and no bleeding that was visible. She limped a lot; but that seemed to impro… read more
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have (had) a dozen chickens six white six brown (breed unknown - given to me) - layers just coming up on a year old - one brown died today from what looks like a vent prolapse (quoting the wife - she … read more
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i have 12 hens, 10 of which have bald and very red rear ends.
i have 12 hens, 10 of which have bald and very red rear ends. I suspect hen pecked. my concern is the impending cold weather. will they freeze? they have very adequate shelter and a roofed run. I have… read more
Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
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Hi I have a young hen that has started laying eggs. Right
Hi I have a young hen that has started laying eggs. Right now she has a egg hanging out but it is still in a sack and she can't drop it. I really need help to figure out what to do.… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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Two days ago one of my four chickens layed an egg that had
Two days ago one of my four chickens layed an egg that had blood on the shell again today there was a shell with blood so I checked out my girls and one has somethng hanging outside of her vent and he… read more
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Hi. My young chicken has a prolapsed vent, i have bathed it
Hi. My young chicken has a prolapsed vent, i have bathed it in warm water and put her back in her coop/run. What else should i do- she doesnt appear stressed but it is obviously irritating her?… read more
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My hen quit laying about a month ago and now seems to poop
My hen quit laying about a month ago and now seems to poop raw egg, no shells. Any suggestions?… read more
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Hen just come into lay. Very lithargic, dirty vent area with
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2,854 satisfied customers
hens: that laid that egg, all of her feathers..have been pecking her
I have three hens of various varieties. Today one of their eggs had blood around the outside of the shell. When I checked the chicken that laid that egg, all of her feathers around her rear end were p… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a chicken that is egg bound. She has been this way sense
I have a chicken that is egg bound. She has been this way sense yesterday. Ive tried moist heat. What else can I do?… read more
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My chickens have lost or are losing their down feathers around
My chickens have lost or are losing their down feathers around their vents. What is this and is it contagious? Are their eggs okay to eat with this?… read more
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hens: mos old..protruding red bulge coming from her rectum..heal it
one of my hens (approximately 5 mos old) has a protruding red bulge coming from her rectum. how do I help her heal it?… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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hen: is lethargic..usual active..discharge on her rear feathers
Year and a half old hen is lethargic. She seems to be eating and eliminating normally, just not her usual active self. There appears to be some discharge on her rear feathers. What can I do to determi… read more
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My golden laced wyandotte appears to have something large,
My golden laced wyandotte appears to have something large, round and red handing outside of her vent. I have called all over and cannot find a vet for chickens. She is in obvious pain. I have a warm c… read more
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My hen broke off the top/outer layer of her upper beak, and
My hen broke off the top/outer layer of her upper beak, and the newly exposed layer of her upper beak looks perfectly normal except the very tip (about 2mm) is broken off and easily bleeds. (Like the … read more
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hen: feathers..swollen..s active and scratching, but I am worried
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I noticed that one of my chickens a Barred rock was very red
I noticed that one of my chickens a Barred rock was very red under her wings the breasts area and the feathers were gone. She seems to fluff her feathers out a little but I saw it red and bald.… read more
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