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My bird is less than 4 months old and was the picture of
My bird is less than 4 months old and was the picture of health until yesterday. When all the other birds were in the yard she went back to the coop and sulked. Then later in the day I found her alone… read more
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She suddenly started limping on one leg and mostly sitting
She suddenly started limping on one leg and mostly sitting down, when she does stand it isn't for very long and her tail is down. She was panting last night but this morning isnt … read more
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Dear Dr. Salkin, I have an 8 month old cuckoo Marans hen
Dear Dr. Salkin,I have an 8 month old cuckoo Marans hen with sudden onset lameness. Yesterday she appeared quite normal, running with the flock when I threw some scratch. Then I noticed that the roost… 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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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 10 backyard chickens that get good care. Noticed irritated
I have 10 backyard chickens that get good care. Noticed irritated vent area and feather loss. I cleaned out coop and lightly dusted with anti mite powder on the floor under their 2" of bedding. Applie… read more
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my 7 mo old female chicken has suddenly taken ill yesterday.
my 7 mo old female chicken has suddenly taken ill yesterday. She did not come out of the coop with the other chickens yesterday. when she finally did, she was lethargic all day, and did not eat or dri… read more
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Hi there. I have a sumatra hen (approx 1.5 yrs), whose leg
Hi there. I have a sumatra hen (approx 1.5 yrs), whose leg is hanging limply. She is now separated, and resting on her good side. She can grasp well with her good leg, but the other doesn't show any m… read more
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i have a lame chicken, was fine yesterday, what causes the
i have a lame chicken, was fine yesterday, what causes the lameness? I cant find anything obvious.… read more
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My 2 yr old blackrock has been out of sorts for 3+ wks. Now
My 2 yr old blackrock has been out of sorts for 3+ wks. Now is listless, almost sleeping on her feet, comb is purplish, stools are watery with undigested grass, grain and pellets. any suggestions woul… read more
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Went to feed my chickens and found one just laying down and
Went to feed my chickens and found one just laying down and can not walk. She was fine that night on her roost. She will eat if fed by hand.She can not get up on her own but tries to. I set her up but… read more
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I have one chicken she keeps opening her beak as if gasping
I have one chicken she keeps opening her beak as if gasping for air .this morning her crop looked very full so I gave her some warm oil and tried to massage the crop but she retched it all up and now … read more
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I have a Rhode Island Red 5 week old chick, that was victim
I have a Rhode Island Red 5 week old chick, that was victim of a raccoon attack early Saturday morning. Her sister was killed, and I believe that the raccoon tried to pull her leg thru the wire, causi… read more
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Our 9-month-old Black Austrolorp hen has suddenly begun laying
Our 9-month-old Black Austrolorp hen has suddenly begun laying torpedo-shaped eggs. She is part of a 4-hen urban flock. Up to 2 weeks ago, her eggs were beautifully shaped. What is going on?… read more
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6 yr old hen was found with an egg beside her on the ground.
6 yr old hen was found with an egg beside her on the ground. She can not walk, and so was put into a small cage. She will eat and drink by pulling herself to the food and water. No outside trauma was … read more
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My hen acts like it has something stuck in its throat. It
My hen acts like it has something stuck in its throat. It drinks and eats and a couple of days ago laid an egg but for the last week and a half it can not make any chicken noises except this horrible … read more
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I have a hen that is seriously hen pecked - open sores on
I have a hen that is seriously "hen pecked"- open sores on head & shoulder. She has not moved in three days. Do I seperate her from the flock (3 roosters and 3 other hens)? How do I treat her injuries… read more
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hen: crated..pasted vent and is very wobbly when she walks..roam
We have a hen who was injured by the spurs of an over-zealous, leaving her with a large gash on her side. We have crated her and the side appears to be healing well, but she now has a pasted vent and … read more
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