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This morning my hen just a yolk in the nesting box. When
This morning my hen laid just a yolk in the nesting box. When I checked her she has something hanging from her vent. The hanging seems like a round ball with some layering around it. Is this the rest … read more
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One of our hens has yellow puss discharge from her vent and
one of our hens has yellow puss discharge from her vent and is lethargic we have cleaned out the area and feathers around it. can we do anything for her?… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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1 year old Rhodesian red hen sick for a few days with yellow
1 year old Rhodesian red hen sick for a few days with yellow discharge from her vent and yellow droppings. Quiet today, not getting off her roost and I don't think eating or drinking. Cleaned her off … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Our hen, about 6 months old, is just sitting in her nesting
Our hen, about 6 months old, is just sitting in her nesting box all day and doesn't want to get up. She's only eating a bit of seed and greens and is drinking sparingly too. Her comb lost a bit of col… read more
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My hen had blood coming from vent, now has yellow, white discharge
My hen had blood coming from vent, now has yellow, white discharge and is lethargic, what can we do for her? Should we isolate her from our other 2 hens?… read more
Andrea Roberts
Andrea Roberts
veterinary surgeon
Bachelor's Degree
1,292 satisfied customers
I just bought a new hen. I have her separated from my flock,
Hi, I just bought a new hen. I have her separated from my flock, which is good because she is sneezing and has discharge around her nose. … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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I have a two year old barred rock hen with a watery, very
I have a two year old barred rock hen with a watery, very foul smelling discharge coming from her vent. She has lost nearly all the feathers on her bottom and it's reddish in color and very irritated.… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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My 31 wk hen has a pale come and waddles. Her vent is clear,
My 31 wk hen has a pale come and waddles. Her vent is clear, feathers intact, no respiratory drainage or wheezing. Eating but sparingly. I'm not sure what else to look at.… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
38,502 satisfied customers
hen: nasal mucous discharge, lethargic, now mucous discharge..sneezing
Have a hen who has nasal mucous discharge, lethargic, now mucous discharge from vent. Have segregated from group of 14 but think another is sneezing also. Mucous is thick and yellow. Please help.… read more
Fiona Steel
Fiona Steel
Veterinarian
Bachelor's Degree
224 satisfied customers
One of our hens is sluggish, uninterested in eating, never
Hi. One of our hens is sluggish, uninterested in eating, never lays eggs, and has yellowish discharge from her vent. … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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DVM
38,502 satisfied customers
My Australorp hen (approx. 9 months old - part of a flock of
My Australorp hen (approx. 9 months old - part of a flock of 5) has a bleeding vent and loss of feathers around the vent. It's comb has lost colour. It has been isolated for 3 days and shows no improv… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have a 2 yr old orphington hen who has been in a nesting
I have a 2 yr old orphington hen who has been in a nesting box for 3 days and appears to be straining. Nesting material is matted to her and her comb is turn a dark browning color. She keeps craning h… read more
Dr. Wally
Dr. Wally
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Doctoral Degree
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I lost a chicken after she began a pale yellow thick discharge
I lost a chicken after she began a pale yellow thick discharge for several days. Now another of my chickens is having the same thing and she has stopped eating. What is it?… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
We have a hen who sits in the nesting box all day. we take
We have a hen who sits in the nesting box all day. we take her down 3 times a day and when she is down she will eat and drink then hops right back in. She has not laid an egg since this started 2 mont… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
One of my hens died unexpectedly yesterday. Today another
One of my hens died unexpectedly yesterday. Today another one is sitting in the nest box all day. I had her outside once, and she had a stool with lots of water with it. Her vent was moving some. Not … read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
I have a small flock 15 hens and a rooster, one of the older
I have a small flock 15 hens and a rooster, one of the older hens has been lethargic and standing separate from the flock. When she is outside her feathers are fluffed up w/ her head tucked close to t… read more
Fiona Steel
Fiona Steel
Veterinarian
Bachelor's Degree
224 satisfied customers
Have 4 brown hens about two and a half weeks. No eggs yet.
Have 4 brown hens about two and a half weeks. No eggs yet. One of them has been in the nest box all day either sitting or standing. Will not take any food. Usually run a mile when I am close but she i… read more
Dr. MD Stafford
Dr. MD Stafford
Veterinarian
DVM
233 satisfied customers
My hyline brown hen is swollen under her vent and it feels firm to the touch. She is sleep
My hyline brown hen is swollen under her vent and it feels firm to the touch. She is sleepy and just stands in the egg box. In the mornings she comes out with the rest of the hens, but just stands sti… read more
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Dr. B.
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Dr. Pat

Dr. Pat

Bird Veterinarian

3,596 satisfied customers

25+ years working primarily or exclusively with birds

Dr. Bob

Dr. Bob

Veterinarian

2,854 satisfied customers

35 years in general practice, including avian.

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Dr. MD Stafford

Veterinarian

233 satisfied customers

20 years in private practice, contract veterinarian Dickerson Park Zoo and attending veterinarian Missouri State University

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Fiona Steel

Veterinarian

224 satisfied customers

BVMS MRCVS

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15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian

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I have been practicing for 10 years. I work with exotic pets, dogs, cats, small ruminants, camelids and pigs.

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