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My hen is having difficulty breathing. Each breath--in and
My hen is having difficulty breathing. Each breath--in and out--is audible. She sounds like a child trying to breath when they have the croup. … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Hen is breathing hard and breath has a whistling sound. As I
Hen is breathing hard and breath has a whistling sound. … read more
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9 month old chicken began struggling to walk and would
9 month old chicken began struggling to walk and would rather sit and eat. she would walk a few steps to the coop ( like her feet hurt) then sit for a while. She is still very heavy and fat. Next day … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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New rooster about 5 mo old. Got him home and noticed he
New rooster about 5 mo old. Got him home and noticed he didn't crow. He tries to but no sound. Rattled breathing (congestion) eating like a normal bird. Drinking good. Sneezing. I immediately started … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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PLEASE HELP! we have a blue Andalusian chicken that has had
PLEASE HELP! we have a blue Andalusian chicken that has had trouble walking for the past 3 weeks. The first day we saw her she just had issues walking. It has gotten progressively worse. we took her t… read more
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I have 8 chicken hens of various types. This morning I
I have 8 chicken hens of various types. This morning I noticed first time blood on their roost under where they spent the night. It is a lot. they all appear as usual but they don't eat much. they don… read more
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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one of my hens has stopped walking around , when she breaths
one of my hens has stopped walking around , when she breaths it makes gurgling sound , i softran two fingers along neck where food goes down and there seems to be a bean size lump 1inch from top… read more
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Dr Linda
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Doctoral Degree
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I am new to chicken farming and I just recently purchased 1
I am new to chicken farming and I just recently purchased 1 brown leghorn rooster and 5 red sex link hens from an individual at our local "sale barn". One of the hens seemed very lethargic and stayed … read more
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Some of our chickens seem to have a repertory problem, they
Some of our chickens seem to have a repertory problem, they have stopped eating and laying and they are making a gurgling noise when they are breathing tip their heads upwards like they are gasping fo… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
We live far out in the country and the closest vet "doesnt
We live far out in the country and the closest vet "doesn't treat chickens", so I have to rely on the advice of other chicken owners we know. We have six other year old hens who are healthy and one ad… read more
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My 5 yr. old hen gurgles, breathes loudly, and shakes her head.
My 5 yr. old hen gurgles, breathes loudly, and shakes her head. Appetite, droppings OK,comb nice & red, but some feathers missing from her head as well as other flockmates'.No visible discharge. Hubby… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
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Hi, I bought two chickens last weekend that are about a year
Hi, I bought two chickens last weekend that are about a year old ( I was told). One of the hens is not feeling well. I noticed a couple days ago she was not coming outside as much as the other. Both o… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
I have 2 hens which gurgle all the time. After numerous tries
I have 2 hens which gurgle all the time. After numerous tries with Baytril (I think that's how it is spelt), I have now got another hen with the same symptoms. They gurgle and are a bit wheezy, but ot… read more
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Bachelor's Degree
224 satisfied customers
I have 23 laying hens, 4 of them have red,swollen, featherless
I have 23 laying hens, 4 of them have red,swollen, featherless vents. They seem fine other than that, the production is down some. The ones affected are almost 2 years old. What am I dealing with and … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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chicken: looked sleepy..one eye had little bubbles/foam..breathing
I have bought 4 chickens at an auction on Saturday, they all looked fine until today when one chicken looked sleepy and didn't come out of the coop. On closer examination the hen had one closed eye, o… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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hens: fed..odd eggs since starting to lay..color than normal
I have a backyard flock of 11 hens and 1 rooster (fed commercial layer pellets and oyster shell, 15 hrs of light, normal husbandry). One of the hens (I don't know which one) has consistently laid odd … read more
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Dr. MD Stafford
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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
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Dr. Wally
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Doctoral Degree
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i have two chickens that have recently started walking backwards
i have two chickens that have recently started walking backwards with their heads towards the ground. they have recently moved home and im not aware that they were presenting this behaviour before. pr… read more
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