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I have a 10 wk old pullet who has one droopy wing. I believe
I have a 10 wk old pullet who has one droopy wing. I believe she was pecked by an adult hen when we were evacuated from our home due to fires. It's been about 2 wks since I noticed she was not folding… read more
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Hen that is not hanging with the flock. When they all come in the run, she goes into the coop. She hung out in the run while the others free ranged today. She's pooping and does eat and drink. Even th… read more
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One chicken in flock has diarrhea, white not blood. Washed her off, no maggots. She is weak but mobile, not eating much but drinking water. Fed her yogurt, ACV in water. It has been 5 days, some impro… read more
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4 months old hen is walking funny, weakness in her legs, off balance. She is currently separated in a dog crate. Eating fruits and drinking water. It has been extremely hot in the past few day but had… read more
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Two days ago, she was laying at the back of the coop,
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My hen isn't leaving her nesting box. She an egg on Tuesday
My hen isn't leaving her nesting box. She laid an egg on Tuesday she is one year old.we felt to see if there was possibly and egg stuck and it doesn't feel like it. She did poop and drink. … read more
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Lethargic, not moving about, not eating, drinking... doesn't
lethargic, not moving about, not eating, drinking... doesn't seem broody, ? sour crop, isolating herself from other hens.. … read more
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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
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My hen seems to be feeling sick.. She seems to be sleeping
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9 month old chicken began struggling to walk and would
9 month old chicken began struggling to walk and would rather sit and eat. she would walk a few steps to the coop ( like her feet hurt) then sit for a while. She is still very heavy and fat. Next day … read more
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I have a flock of only two (pampered) hens since 2010. My 4
I have a flock of only two (pampered) hens since 2010. My 4 1/2 year old Barred Rock has had knobby, swollen feet/toes, and a few small yellow bumps on a few toes since around April. Vet thought it mi… read more
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I am new to raising chickens. I have a hen who appears to be
Hello I am new to raising chickens. I have a young hen who appears to be blind. She moves around but easily runs into a fence. The other chickens are pecking at her. I have had my chickens for about f… read more
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We have 3 hens, one of our Americaunas is listless and has
we have 3 hens, one of our Americaunas is listless and has one eye that is closed, she won't come out of the coop… read more
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We have a hen that wont open her eyes very much and she wont
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chickens: roost late morning, not moving much and tail down
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One of my hens has been standing around with her eyes shut.
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Hi, Have an Isa Brown hen aged about 21/2 years. She stands
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I think one of my young hens has gone blind, she is going through
I think one of my young hens has gone blind, she is going through her first moult and has been getting paler and more withdrawn over the weeks, eventually just huddled up waiting to die, couldn't stan… read more
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