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I have a hen that got. A 2 year old hen that got startles
a 2 year old hen that got startles and the other 8 hens attacked her. They pecked her comb and wattles and half of her comb is missing. We've forced water and electrolytes, have her isolated in a crate and separated. She will not open her eyes, she has shallow breaths but will get up and move around. I'm not sure why she won't open her eyes and I'm assuming she isn't eating and drinking because she won't open her eyes any idea or help would be appreciated! No lice, no mites, healthy flock, no fly strike, not egg bound, no signs of respiratory illness or flu and I'm really at a loss. … read more
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My chicken is very lethargic and sick. She started feeling
She started feeling sick yesterday evening. She won't eat or drink voluntarily … read more
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I think my chicken is dying. She can't stand, she can't eat
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My barred rock hen was acting like she was egg bound. Acting
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4 months old hen is walking funny, weakness in her legs, off
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My Brown Shaver Hen only lays 2 or 3 eggs each week. Some
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My hen seems to be running a temperature and has hard crusty
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I have 3 1 year old hens living in the garden free range, access
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I have an almost 4 year old RIR hen (not laying) who is lethargic,
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I have a Warren laying hen who has been showing these symptoms
I have a Warren laying hen who has been showing these symptoms for four days. She stands with her tail right down, she passes yellow droppings and walks very slow and laboured. She will only take food… read more
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My Barnevelder hen has a pale, shrivelled comb and wattle,
My Barnevelder hen has a pale, shrivelled comb and wattle, seems lethargic and loses her balance easily. Our other 3 hens (Sussex, Orpington and Isa Brown) all seem fine. The Barnevelder has been unwe… read more
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3yr old isa brown who over the last two days become
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Hello my hen is lethargic, droopy comb and has very watery poo. She eats ok but appears to be very thirsty and cannot keep up with the other hens. She is fluffed up and goes to bed early. She is not l… read more
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