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I have w hen that was coughing blood yesterday. It was fresh
I have w hen that was coughing blood yesterday. It was fresh red blood... I suspect ILT or crop rupture... she is not coughing blood but def has some breathing sound and stopped eating … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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For the last few days my young hen has been what sounds like
For the last few days my young hen has been what sounds like a sneeze. She also was making a strange sound, almost like a cough. She doesn't have any other symptoms but she hasn't been eating that wel… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,632 satisfied customers
My pet chicken has what appears to be a respiratory illness.
Hello. My pet chicken has what appears to be a respiratory illness. I have isolated her from the other 4 hens. What can I give her to medicate? … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,632 satisfied customers
I have a small flock of healthy free range chickens. One
I have a small flock of healthy free range chickens. One developed labored open mouth breathing 2 days ago. She seemed better yesterday but it so today. I have isolated her from the rest. I don't have… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,632 satisfied customers
One of my more mature hens has a runny nose (clear) and is
HI. One of my more mature hens has a runny nose (clear) and is shaking her head and appears to be gasping periodically or just taking deep breaths with her mouth open. What should I do? She is in a co… read more
Dr Gwen
Dr Gwen
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Post-Doctoral Degree
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5 year old hen not standing, eyes closed and labored
5 year old hen not standing, eyes closed and labored breathing. I put her in warm water and gave her some calcium thinking she is egg bound but at her age I believe she is dying - so now I am keeping … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,632 satisfied customers
I have an unusually large 3 year old Buff Orpington hen that
I have an unusually large 3 year old Buff Orpington hen that has stopped eating but drinks a lot of water. We dusted her with food grade diatomaceous earth for mites. She frequently and repeatedly run… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,632 satisfied customers
Hen seems to be gasping for air. She has sneezed a few
Hen seems to be gasping for air. She has sneezed a few times. Eyes are no swollen. She is making a pitiful sound. … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
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I purchased a hen at a poultry show along with three other
I purchased a young hen at a poultry show along with three other hens about 10 days ago. I was planning to quarantine them together for about 30 days and then integrate into my existing flock. One of … read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
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we have a chicken breathing through its mouth, she is not active.
we have a chicken breathing through its mouth, she is not active. We think she has maybe a bone caught in her throat. Last evening they were out in the yard and got a hold of a carcass and were eating… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have a 3 year old hen and her comb and eye area are turning
I have a 3 year old hen and her comb and eye area are turning orange. Is this a sign of age, disease or nutrition? I have a sister hen to this one and she seems just fine. I have not noticed a drop in… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Our 9-month-old Black Austrolorp hen has suddenly begun laying
Our 9-month-old Black Austrolorp hen has suddenly begun laying torpedo-shaped eggs. She is part of a 4-hen urban flock. Up to 2 weeks ago, her eggs were beautifully shaped. What is going on?… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have two bantam hens with a worty lookg growth on their noses
I have two bantam hens with a worty lookg growth on their noses on the beak. One is developing it on her comb. It does not look like she is going to be able to breath much longer. Any ideas?… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have an Orpington Hen whose neck has been bent to one side since friday (2 days) She is
I have an Orpington Hen whose neck has been bent to one side since friday (2 days) She is currently moulting, is still eating well. Sometime she seems to stretch it out and be almost back to normal. A… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Hen: wheezing..3 years old and had diarrhea for about a week then died
Have a Rhode Island Red Hen that is 3 years old and has started wheezing. What should I do? Also had another Rhode Island Red Hen that was 3 years old and had diarrhea for about a week then died. Are … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have three VERY tame 2yrs old hens (probably Rhode Island
I have three VERY tame 2yrs old hens (probably Rhode Island red-part there of). Two days again I notice one hen didnt want to eat with the rest & when I picked her up to talk to her, (because she just… read more
Dr. Wally
Dr. Wally
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Doctoral Degree
273 satisfied customers
chicken: has an enlarged crop which is very pink under the feathers
my chicken has an enlarged crop which is very pink under the feathers what do I do please?… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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hen: month old..her beak open, watery diarrhea withsome formed stool
I have a 4.5 month old hen that can not walk well she lists to one side, has audible breath sounds a and sits with her beak open, watery diarrhea withsome formed stool now and again. I have given her … read more
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Dr. Elaine
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Doctoral Degree
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