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Within the past nine months I have had 3 of my free range hens
Within the past nine months I have had 3 of my free range hens become sick..the first 2 died within 4 to 5 months of each other..now again I have another one exhibiting signs of loose stools, no blood… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
36,152 satisfied customers
There seems to be something (virus/bacteria/fungus...) going
Hi, there seems to be something (virus/bacteria/fungus...) going through my backyard chicken flock (all chickens are over 2 years old). I'm pretty sure one member of the flock has Mycoplasmosis as the… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
36,152 satisfied customers
i have 12 hens, 10 of which have bald and very red rear ends.
i have 12 hens, 10 of which have bald and very red rear ends. I suspect hen pecked. my concern is the impending cold weather. will they freeze? they have very adequate shelter and a roofed run. I have… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
5,376 satisfied customers
For Dr. Pat ONLY: My chicken (please dont laugh) fluffed up
For Dr. Pat ONLY: My chicken (please don't laugh) fluffed up and stopped eating. I took her in the house and set up a sick ward. She went down to bones. By hand feeding and then going to mash and then… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
one of my chickens is laying eggs without shells, in fact most
one of my chickens is laying eggs without shells, in fact most times latley there is not any soft shell only slime, I think I know which one as she is being chased or pecked at by another, there is pl… read more
Dr. Christina
Dr. Christina
Small Animal Veterinary Internist
429 satisfied customers
Two days ago one of my four chickens layed an egg that had
Two days ago one of my four chickens layed an egg that had blood on the shell again today there was a shell with blood so I checked out my girls and one has somethng hanging outside of her vent and he… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
i have a pet chicken that has laid 3 1/2 eggs with no shells.
i have a pet chicken that has laid 3 1/2 eggs with no shells. her back side below her vent is swollen too. she has laid a couple of eggs in between the weird ones that appeared to be just fine. she se… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Chicken approx 2 years old - not laying or smashed egg or part
Chicken approx 2 years old - not laying or smashed egg or part of soft shell sticking out of vent plus dark green diarrhea (dirty bottom) -very quiet and drinking a lot of water ?… read more
Dr_Kitty
Dr_Kitty
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
122 satisfied customers
I have a 18 mo. old hen who was attacked by something 3 1/2
I have a 18 mo. old hen who was attacked by something 3 1/2 weeks ago. She had a pretty decent gash on her back that seemed to be healing nicely and her feathers are growing back in. I noticed about 5… read more
Dr_Kitty
Dr_Kitty
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
122 satisfied customers
my hen is about ayear old and has started bleeding when she
my hen is about ayear old and has started bleeding when she lays an egg, I have noticed that very quickly the whole backside area is looking sore and loosing the feathers… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
3,492 satisfied customers
I have a Barred Plymouth Rock with diarrhea and red red skin.
I have a Barred Plymouth Rock with diarrhea and red red skin. I washed off the dried soiled feathers, but I am not sure what to do to treat the inflamed skin. She is not exhibiting any other symptoms.… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
3,492 satisfied customers
My chickens have lost or are losing their down feathers around
My chickens have lost or are losing their down feathers around their vents. What is this and is it contagious? Are their eggs okay to eat with this?… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
3,492 satisfied customers
I think my hen may have an egg obstuction or a digestive track
I think my hen may have an egg obstuction or a digestive track issue. How can I tell what her problem is?… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
3,492 satisfied customers
I found one of my hens dead. She was a blue laced red wyandotte
I found one of my hens dead. She was a blue laced red wyandotte 1 yr 7 mo old. There were no signs of illness prior to her death and not a mark on her. I found her in the yard near the coop flat on he… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
My hen is laying/pooping what looks like part of an egg without
My hen is laying/pooping what looks like part of an egg without a shell. She is not laying eggs at all. Her tail feathers by her vent are all goopy...She seems to not be eating and is lathargic~ When … read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,186 satisfied customers
One of my hens, Geronimo, is not well. She is a Buff Orpington,
One of my hens, Geronimo, is not well. She is a Buff Orpington, about 4 years. She is lethargic for a couple of days. Will drink small amounts of water, uninterested in food. Her comb is listing to th… read more
andrea roberts
andrea roberts
veterinary surgeon
Bachelor's Degree
1,292 satisfied customers
I have a Black Copper Maran Cockerel, 2 Black Maran Hens and
I have a Black Copper Maran Cockerel, 2 Black Maran Hens and 2 Cuckoo Maran Hens all just over a year old. In all ways the birds appear healthy and produce 4 eggs a day. The Cockerel is very active wi… read more
andrea roberts
andrea roberts
veterinary surgeon
Bachelor's Degree
1,292 satisfied customers
my hen is standing on one leg away from the others; not drinking
my hen is standing on one leg away from the others; not drinking to well but eating; comb has a puffy bit in the middle surrounded by darker coloured ares but tips are red; comb leans to left i have h… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
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