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I have had chickens for almost 10 years now and have never
i have had chickens for almost 10 years now and have never seen this behavior. 2 of my flock of 11 chickens have been doing this for a month or so. The two go into the coop and lay with each other in … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,632 satisfied customers
She is just laying in the laying box and doesn't want to get
She is just laying in the laying box and doesn't want to get up. If you touch her she puffs out her feathers and gets angry. She has bald red spots on her back side near her vent. … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
45,857 satisfied customers
She is very alert but wants to stay in her nest, she eats
she is very alert but wants to stay in her nest, she eats and drinks very little, and keep scraping her beak on the ground, she will walk and hang out but then gets back to her nest as soon as she can… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,632 satisfied customers
I have a laying hen about 30 months old. She wants to lay on
I have a laying hen about 30 months old. She wants to lay on a chair on the back porch, I thought at first just broody, but decided to pick her up and do a check. She has lost feathers on breast and p… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
45,857 satisfied customers
My one year old hen has been in the nesting box days
My one year old hen has been in the nesting box for two days without coming out to eat or drink . No rooster just hens in my coop . Is she sick ?… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
45,857 satisfied customers
We have 9 standard laying hens, and 7 bantam 4-H show
Hello. We have 9 standard laying hens, and 7 bantam 4-H show chickens. They have always been completely healthy, and now we have lost two standard hens in the space of a week. Two hens are broody, and… read more
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Hi I have a chicken that I thought was just broody as she Wont
Hi I have a chicken that I thought was just broody as she Won't come off the nest. Her comb is really dull and now looks like her one eye is closing up. The I am quite worried and no idea what to do. … read more
Dr_Kitty
Dr_Kitty
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
122 satisfied customers
Barnvelder hen about 12 months . Two days of staying in laying
Barnvelder hen about 12 months . Two days of staying in laying box . vent area abit dirty. Clucking and ruffling neck feathers . Then shaking feathers out and wing flapping .Has gone out with others t… read more
Dr_Kitty
Dr_Kitty
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
122 satisfied customers
Hi my little chicken Suzie has been in her coop for three days
Hi my little chicken Suzie has been in her coop for three days now and not moving. We have given her water and food but I dont think she has taken any. Shes got very cross and wont let me move her to … read more
Dr_Kitty
Dr_Kitty
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
122 satisfied customers
One of my Plymouth Barred Rocks lost an eye, which I noticed
One of my Plymouth Barred Rocks lost an eye, which I noticed last Thursday. I began putting some ophthalmic ointment in it, but it was white. No swelling. This morning I noticed a white streak on the … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have two hens that have never lived with a rooster as far
I have two hens that have never lived with a rooster as far as I know. I have just introduced a rooster to them. It has been about 4 days and he has fallen in love with my brown hen, but chases the wh… read more
Fiona Steel
Fiona Steel
Veterinarian
Bachelor's Degree
224 satisfied customers
15 chickens seem healthy except for loss of head and neck feathers.
15 chickens seem healthy except for loss of head and neck feathers. Now, 2 dead in one week. All seem to have some degree of feather loss. Cascade mountains, so cooped up extensively this winter due t… read more
Dr. Wally
Dr. Wally
Small Animal Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
273 satisfied customers
hen: month old..old blue..not layed an egg for 4 days..tail feathers
I have a 7 month old Blue Andolusian hen who has not layed an egg for 4 days and today she some out of her house but did not eat all day. Instead, she found a quiet place under some hedges and stood t… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
My hens are in their first molt and i have one girl who just
My hens are in their first molt and i have one girl who just insists on staying on the nest even though she has no eggs...she is very defensive when I approach her. She is going on two days now and he… read more
Andrea Roberts
Andrea Roberts
veterinary surgeon
Bachelor's Degree
1,292 satisfied customers
I got a hen last monday night ,the next day it layed an egg
I got a hen last monday night ,the next day it layed an egg and i took it .the hen did not move from spot till i moved her next day and put her out .she has not layed another egg since .could somethin… read more
Andrea Roberts
Andrea Roberts
veterinary surgeon
Bachelor's Degree
1,292 satisfied customers
I have 6 speckled sussex chickens hatched on May 26 of this
I have 6 speckled sussex chickens hatched on May 26 of this year. Healthy except in the last month or so 4 of them have lost a lot of feathers on their back by their tail so there is a bald patch ther… read more
Andrea Roberts
Andrea Roberts
veterinary surgeon
Bachelor's Degree
1,292 satisfied customers
We have a small flock of 7 hens and one rooster. Born in late
We have a small flock of 7 hens and one rooster. Born in late March 2009, most began laying early to mid August. Our 2 Buff Orpingtons are causing concern. One insists on brooding and we have isolated… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Veterinarian Avian Health Consultant
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
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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Andrea Roberts
veterinary surgeon
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