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I have a sick easter egger hen. I've had her since she was a
I have a sick easter egger hen. I've had her since she was a chick and she's about 1 year 3 months old now.I noticed this morning she is lethargic, falling asleep standing up, laying down a lot. I gav… read more
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My six month old Dominique hen was found collapsed and unable to stand or lift her head. Her neck is completely twisted around and her head is upside down. She keeps her eyes closed, and isn't making … read more
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I have an easter egger that started standing on one leg a
I have an easter egger that started standing on one leg a week ago and now is very slow and mostly sitting. Watery stools too. She was extremely active two weeks ago. Hasnt laid any eggs and is about … read more
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We have a two-year hen that has been "circling" for about a
We have a two-year hen that has been "circling" for about a week. The last few days we have not seen her eat or drink. I know they can contract listeria, so have considered that, but can't find much i… read more
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I have a very small (14) flock of pullets - just started
I have a very small (14) flock of pullets - just started laying about three weeks ago. One suddenly had trouble walking, feet curled under her. Appetite good, attitude good. But she died after three d… read more
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We just moved to a new home and Have adopted the 4 hens that
We just moved to a new home and Have adopted the 4 hens that were living here. They have all been doing great. They are caged in a coup & have a hen house they all go into at night. One started moltin… read more
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Can I give my easter egger human Cipro. .. i have 500 mg
Can I give my easter egger human Cipro for diarrhea. .. i have 500 mg tabs...she looked sluggish 2 days ago and was the last out of the coop. When I got home from work she look better and yesterday sh… read more
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We have a hen that has a growth on the side of its head. It
We have a hen that has a growth on the side of its head. It is a spiral shape and the feathers on the breast are rapidly falling off. Can you offer some suggestions as to what this is and if it is con… read more
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My 3 year old hen has been lethargic for about a week now.
My 3 year old hen has been lethargic for about a week now. Her head feathers are constantly ruffled. She is eating/drinking however not nearly at the rate as previously. She no longer roosts at night … read more
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This summer I had a hen die from something I have never encountered
This summer I had a hen die from something I have never encountered before. About two months later, a rooster died from the same, and now I have another hen suffering from this. Her eyes are swollen s… read more
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Dr. Dan
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My chicken has been laying regularly for about 3 months with
My chicken has been laying regularly for about 3 weeks with no problems. Yesterday evening she became quite and withdrawn just before roosting up for the night. She then passed the egg yolk and white … read more
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Hi, my 4 yr old ex battery hen - who is very much a well loved
Hi, my 4 yr old ex battery hen - who is very much a well loved pet!! has just had a lot of feathers missing to her front over the past few days and her under belly quite red looking although no blood … read more
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I have a black australorp pullet which has just come onto lay
I have a black australorp pullet which has just come onto lay at the the beginning of April. The day that she laid her first egg, she had a prolapse of the Oviduct which I was able to successfully red… read more
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Hi I have an Isa Brown hen that is about 9mths old and on
Hi I have an Isa Brown hen that is about 9mths old and on Sunday I noticed that she was not eating and is all 'fluffed' up. She had discharge from her nose which seems to have cleared up now and will,… read more
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hens: two year old..diarrhea dripping..little more..thought maybe
I have a two year old easter egger (in a flock of about 20) who has been under the weather for about 4 days. I noticed she wasn't walking around as much, and had diarrhea dripping down the feathers be… read more
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i had 4 free range chickens that i have had for a few years
i had 4 free range chickens that i have had for a few years , i recently introduced 2 new chickens and a rooster , a few weeks later one of my chickens became all puffed up and weak , before i had a c… read more
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chickens: small flock..feathers as if she were just molting
I have a small flock of chickens which i keep in 2 separate pens side by side. They are all silkie bantems. One of my hens began to loose some feathers as if she were just molting, but it has continue… read more
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