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My hen is having difficulty breathing. Each breath--in and
My hen is having difficulty breathing. Each breath--in and out--is audible. She sounds like a child trying to breath when they have the croup. … read more
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I have a 6 year old hen that is lethargic, wobbly, and has
I have a 6 year old hen that is lethargic, wobbly, and has diarrhea that is yellow with black goo in it... I have her isolated and she is drinking Obsessively, I have massaged her crop and it is empty… read more
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Treated hen for compacted crop, yesterday alot of fluid, she
Treated hen for compacted crop, yesterday alot of fluid, she seemed betteWhat haventedher hind in again and water very green? . … read more
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I have a 5 month year old hen who I believe has a pendulous
Hello. I have a 5 month year old hen who I believe has a pendulous crop. We've noticed it a couple weeks ago when she had a sour crop. We took her to the vet and they did the surgery where they cut a … read more
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I have 8 one year old laying hens that all lay eggs. One of
I have 8 one year old laying hens that all lay eggs. One of them has an enlarged crop. When I message the crop I can feel grain. The chickens have free range plus I feed them laying mash and chicken s… read more
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One of my hens is acting sick. Some of her symptoms: Lethargy
One of my hens is acting sick. Some of her symptoms: Lethargy and lack of appetite Green diarrhea Some purple discoloration on her comb, and her comb is droopy Drooping wings Occasional tremors, twist… read more
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Our 1.5 year old chicken Roxy has grown increasing lethargic
Our 1.5 year old chicken Roxy has grown increasing lethargic over the last few days. For the first day or two she was still eating but then stopped eating meal worms, her favorite treat. She is still … read more
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Hello,We have 6 chickens in an urban backyard coop. One of
Hello, We have 6 chickens in an urban backyard coop. One of the chickens started making unusual sounds very different from her usual sound, kind of like laryngitis, a very muffled sound for the past m… read more
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Dr. Dan
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She does not show signs of an impaction. Craw seems very full.
She does not show signs of an impaction. Craw seems very full. Do not see any evidence of runny stool. Activity is low. Head is hunched down. Not moving much. Definitely off and very sick.. We have wo… read more
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Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
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4 year old hen has been losing feathers and generally not looking
4 year old hen has been losing feathers and generally not looking well , taken to vets a month ago but seemed to think ok , have put supplements in food and drink , now looks really unwell probable ab… read more
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Dr. Bob
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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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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
chicken: has an enlarged crop which is very pink under the feathers
my chicken has an enlarged crop which is very pink under the feathers what do I do please?… read more
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Good Morning, I have two Sicilian Buttercups and both are
Good Morning, I have two Sicilian Buttercups and both are special needs hens. One has a crop disorder and has sour crop frequently. I manage this by controlling her diet and giving her finely chopped … read more
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I have a second hen exhibiting these symptoms (I put down the
I have a second hen exhibiting these symptoms (I put down the first hen)- Darkening comb Lethargy Yellowish/white diarrhea… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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My three year old hens comb has fallen over and she is without
My three year old hen's comb has fallen over and she is without energy and very sick. A few weeks ago she had an impacted cropu which we cleared and she semed to get better. Anysuggestons. All other b… read more
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Our hen hid herself under a shelf in the coop. When I found
Our hen hid herself under a shelf in the coop. When I found her this morning she was quite ill: filled-up gullet and listless. Her feathers were in disarray, no lesions. When I picked her up a smelly,… read more
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Hi there, I have a six month old silkie chicken, who just
Hi there, I have a six month old silkie chicken, who just seems to lose weight, never started laying. Two weeks ago she had a crop impaction and my husband and I (who are doctors and have some surgica… read more
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Dr. MD Stafford
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Could anyone help us with a sick hen please. We have three
Could anyone help us with a sick hen please. We have three sussex hens about 18 months old. They have all started to moult but one is looking far more off colour than the others. She is lethargic and … read more
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