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I have a Wyandotte mix hen that is about 10 months old.
I have a Wyandotte mix hen that is about 10 months old. We've recently started to have colder weather here in Northern California and noticed in the last week she is losing feathers. Each time she pre… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
4,388 satisfied customers
Half of my chickens have list their feathers on their
Half of my chickens have list their feathers on their behind. They do not look anemic. Their combs are bright red and they only get the best if food and do not act sick in anyway. … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
4,388 satisfied customers
Lady is an older Rhode Island Red who hasn't any eggs in
Lady is an older Rhode Island Red who hasn't laid any eggs in quite awhile. She presents hunched and is now on the nest "trying" to lay an egg. She acts like she is egg bound. What can be done? … read more
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Dr. Patsy Fields
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Dvm
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My Rhode Island Red hen is having these increased watery
Hello. My Rhode Island Red hen is having these increased watery white poops with black crumbles in it. No blood. I noticed 3 weeks ago. She is acting healthy and normal. She has not laid an egg in 2 m… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
4,388 satisfied customers
My chicken has a shrunken comb and is acting lethargic. She
My chicken has a shrunken comb and is acting lethargic. She has also lost weight. She's about 6 months old and hasn't laid eggs yet … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
4,388 satisfied customers
My chicken seems depressed. She she is staying away from the
My chicken seems depressed. She she is staying away from the other girls with her tail down most of the time. Last night I soaked her in warm water and felt around her stomach area to see if she was e… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
4,388 satisfied customers
I have 3 chickens that have quit laying eggs. They appear to
I have 3 chickens that have quit laying eggs. They appear to have vent gleet. Could this keep them from laying and how do you cure it? They are all 3 less than 2 years old. I have 2 other chickens wit… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
4,388 satisfied customers
She stands with a rounded back, no longer runs to greet, or
Hello. She stands with a rounded back, no longer runs to greet, or runs at all, but moves very slowly. … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
4,388 satisfied customers
I have one 3 year old rode island red chicken who has been
I have one 3 year old rode island red chicken who has been ill for 3 weeks now. She started with green/white runny poo & lost her bottom feathers. Twice I gave her bottom warm Epsom baths which she to… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
4,388 satisfied customers
Chicken has eyes closed and tail down and is puffed up. I
Chicken has eyes closed and tail down and is puffed up. I soaked her in a warm epsom sal bath yesterday and she's not waddling. … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
4,388 satisfied customers
My hen (golden sex link) is about 2.5 years old and is
My hen (golden sex link) is about 2.5 years old and is losing lots of feathers Is it normal for her comb to fade during this season too or is she sick.… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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My Rhode Island Red had what I think was an impacted crop.
My Rhode Island Red had what I think was an impacted crop. I massaged her crop and she barfed up a lot if smelly brown stuff and seemed better. It's been a few weeks and I noticed she had poop stuck t… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Ive got a rhode island red hen that is about 12 months old
I've got a rhode island red hen that is about 12 months old and lives in a generously sized coop (8'X4') with 5 other hens. They have an attached run and I let them free range so space is not a proble… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
I have a Silkie girl with a milky substance all over her
I have a Silkie girl with a milky white substance all over her tail feathers. She's not eating or drinking, is lethargic and as a whole totally pissed off! Any idea what this is and what do I do about… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have a blue orpington (1 year old) who has suddenly appeared
I have a blue orpington (1 year old) who has suddenly appeared to have lost all the strength in her legs. She is unable to jump up onto her perch and appears to be squatting all the time. This causes … read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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I have 3 backyard chickens which I brought inside the garage
I have 3 backyard chickens which I brought inside the garage in a large pet crate four days ago because of extreme weather conditions (Boston). I've been keeping things very clean with pine shavings. … read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
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Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
Our Rhode Island Red hen of 9 months old has not laid an egg
Our Rhode Island Red hen of 9 months old has not laid an egg for over one week. She has a build up of feces on her vent feathers. Closer inspection showed a almond -sized "beige" colored ball. This wa… read more
Dr. C
Dr. C
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Doctoral Degree
415 satisfied customers
My hen lost several feathers on one of her wings, a little
My hen lost several feathers on one of her wings, a little feather loss on her chest, and appears to be losing more feathers on the top of her head right behind her little comb. She is a Rhode Island … read more
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Andrea Roberts
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