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Gday Dr. Pat. We. Gday Dr Pat. We have a Rhode Island red/
Gday Dr Pat. We have a Rhode Island red/ Eyesabrown? mix hen 6 months old. It has settled ok with other birds we have but a few days ago I noticed it was limping a little. This happened for a couple of days then I noticed her on third day squatting down unable to walk at all . She cant put weight on her left foot as the claws are all bunched up tightly and unable to unclench the claw. Is there anything that can be done please. ? … read more
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My hen has had tail down for 2 wks (orig bent to side not
My hen has had tail down for 2 wks (orig bent to side not straight), then developed diarrhea. Otherwise healthy (good appetite, running around). Today she has emerged w a serious limp and a lump on th… read more
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A neighbors hen had a run-in with a dog a week ago. She lost
A neighbors hen had a run-in with a dog a week ago. She lost some feathers, but there was no blood on the ground around her and no bleeding that was visible. She limped a lot; but that seemed to impro… read more
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She's laying down a lot. I checked her vent and feet. both
She's laying down a lot. I checked her vent and feet. both seemed fine. when i called them for treats the others ran but she hopped across the yard. She is now laying down in a crate in the basement. … read more
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I have a 3 year old (approx) Black Star hen who has been an
I have a 3 year old (approx) Black Star hen who has been an consistent layer and very active. She has developed runny poop with messy vent. I checked her out and cleaned her vent area with water and c… read more
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I have a rooster who seems in good health - good feather
I have a rooster who seems in good health - good feather quality, good coloring, eating and drinking, and even crowing. however he went from limping on one leg to not using either leg and only lays do… read more
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My 6 month old hen is limping. No signs of Bumblefoot at
My 6 month old hen is limping. No signs of Bumblefoot at all. Both feet and legs appear identical except yesterday I noticed, when handling her, one thigh is larger than the other. I've been isolating… read more
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I have a henApproximately one year old. Several days ago she
I have a henApproximately one year old. Several days ago she began to get lethargic, does not move much, will not go outside, does not walk, does not eat or drink water. She will click as if she is qu… read more
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My dog attacked one of my hens last night. I rescued her, and
My dog attacked one of my hens last night. I rescued her, and could not find any open wounds and she was not bleeding anywhere. This morning she will not put weight on one foot and is limping badly. I… read more
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We had no choice today but to amputate the leg of my 7 year
We had no choice today but to amputate the leg of my 7 year old male peacock after it was ripped off by a predator. He has survived the surgery and is being treated with massive antibiotics and pain m… read more
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My chicken suddenly started to limp. She is able to bear some
My chicken suddenly started to limp. She is able to bear some weight on that foot but begins hopping to go any distance. Her leg and foot look perfectly normal. I have held her and put her foot and le… read more
Dr. Bob
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I have a chicken with an injured leg, it happened over a week
I have a chicken with an injured leg, it happened over a week ago i noticed it was down on one side so I took it away from the other chickens so it can rest and recover. It is eating and drinking fine… read more
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2 questions, please I have a 1 yr old Ameraucana with a
2 questions, please: I have a 1 yr old Ameraucana with a limp. I've isolated her for 4-5 days, twice. She still roosts, eats ok, goes out with other chickens. Should I worry? Can't see anything wrong … read more
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hens: has a pronounced limp and a very large swelling on her right leg
One of my hens has a pronounced limp and a very large swelling on her right leg. She has a band on that leg, and it goes around almost exactly in the middle, causing a sort of "string around a pillow"… read more
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Hi, I have a pekin buff bantam hen who started shuffling around
Hi, I have a pekin buff bantam hen who started shuffling around and now can't walk. Her legs just stick straight out the front. Can you help at all? she still eats a bit and flap her wings to try and … read more
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Hen: 18 month-old..suddenly started limping three days ago..put weight
My 18 month-old Red Shaver Hen suddenly started limping three days ago. She wont put weight on her leg, although there are no visible injuries. The leg has a slight red rash on it. She will eat if we … read more
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we have an ex battery chicken who has hurt her leg. We are
we have an ex battery chicken who has hurt her leg. We are not sure if it is broken, she holds it up when standing still but when she moves she does use it, although with a severe limp and she can't m… read more
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I have just started keeping hens 4 weeks ago and one of the
I have just started keeping hens 4 weeks ago and one of the buff orphingtons has one eye closed. She is also off balance with a slight limp. The eye itself looks fine when you open it up, there is no … read more
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