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I have a male and a female cockatiel, who started laying
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Hi I have an easter egger hen that seems otherwise health, eating and drinking, but won't stand up. Her eyes look good, her feet are fine and I check for her being egg bound. … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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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
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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She looks egg bound. An Easter Egger hen. Since yesterday
The egg is close to the vent but stuck in the egg tube membrane. Not prolapsed.… read more
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I have 3 hens. All are Rhode Island REds. 2 were born in
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I have a hen who had a soft shelled egg hanging from her
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My hen is 20 weeks. She started laying eggs 3 weeks ago. She
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Anna
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My newly laying easter egger chicken has gone lame on her
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my hen developed a large black blister on her wattle last
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I bought 8 chickens in june this year, after a few weeks they
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I have a red sex link that has started to not eat and just
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Dr. Bob
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Hi Dr Jo We have Indian Runners; 2 ducks, 1 drake. The ducks
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hens: thin..soft tips that would break in the nest..4 not laying
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chickens: roost late morning, not moving much and tail down
One of our chickens is still sitting on the roost late morning, not moving much and tail down. It is very hot here but the coop is ventilated. Does this indicate a disease, if so, what? Other 7 chicke… read more
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Our Rhode Island Red hen of 9 months old has not laid an egg
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I have three pet hens that we received as chicks about May
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