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My hen may be egg bound. Just wondering if this could be
My hen may be egg bound. Just wondering if this could be caused by eating chick starter. We have 6 week old chicks that we successfully combined with the hen about 5 days ago. So the chick starter and… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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I am a new hen mom, picked up 6 hens this past Friday -
Good morning...I am a new hen mom, picked up 6 hens this past Friday - different breeds, and apparently different ages. I was originally told they had been laying for a year but the two in question ar… read more
oopiedoc
oopiedoc
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😩. I have only four laying ladies. One seems droopy and has
😩. I have only four laying ladies. One seems droopy and has liquid stools. She isn't moving around much even tho I did let them outside today. I suppose I can just watch her. Thinking she may have ea… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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One of my hens comb has flopped over. It is a very cold snap
one of my hens comb has flopped over. It is a very cold snap and the water has been frozen although I have made sure they have fluid water during the day. Today she didn't want her corn but only wante… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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My chicken has yellow comb and face. She lost all her tail
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Kelly Hill
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Our red shaver hen just over a year old has become lethargic
our red shaver hen just over a year old has become lethargic over the last 24 hours and is hiding away from the other hens. I have removed her to our garden outside their run, given her water and watc… read more
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3 year old chicken with diarrhea, pale comb, loss of appetite, difficulty walking and hard internal lump felt above the vent when finger inserted - what's wrong and what should we do?… read more
Dr. Elaine
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We have a 4 year old barred-rock hen who started having a pale
We have a 4 year old barred-rock hen who started having a pale greenish-whitish diarrhea about two weeks ago and it is evolving to be mostly lots of liquid and almost no solid poop. The area around he… read more
Dr. G.
Dr. G.
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1,757 satisfied customers
I have 3 exbats and who i have had for a few years. two of
I have 3 exbats and who i have had for a few years. two of them have floppy combs and dirty bottoms and the other one has a comb that has turned very dark at the top with a dirty bottom. They are all … read more
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Fiona Steel
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Can a hen get a blockage with her egg? I have a hen thats
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Dr. B.
Dr. B.
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One of my Plymouth Barred Rocks lost an eye, which I noticed
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Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
hens: two breeds..They look healthy, are about 22 weeks old..grain
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Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
We have 3 hens who were 2 yrs old last April. They two Rhode
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my 8-mo-old plymoth barred rock hen has been squatting when
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Anna
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Some of my hens are losing their feathers. One hen, which otherwise
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a Black Rock hen about two years old. For a few days
I have a Black Rock hen about two years old. For a few days now she has been sitting in one spot most of the day with her head tucked in and with her backend drooping. Her comb has lost its brightness… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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My barred rock chicken has been off her feed for a week; seems
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