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My hen has a very bloated/inflamed lower abdomen and isn't
My hen has a very bloated/inflamed lower abdomen and isn't wanting to move much. When she does walk she kinda of waddles and her wings fall out on the ground a little. Her butt kind of feels like a ba… read more
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Hi we have a buff Orpington. 9 months old. She is very thin and her breast bone shows clearly. We didn't notice because she is so fluffy. She has very wet runny stools. She is drinking now but refuses… read more
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She looks egg bound. An Easter Egger hen. Since yesterday
The egg is close to the vent but stuck in the egg tube membrane. Not prolapsed.… read more
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She is walking low to the ground, and sitting and her tail
She is walking low to the ground, and sitting and her tail is down, what's wrong with her? … read more
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My chicken just died in a matter of minutes. I found her standing
I found my chicken standing up, gasping, glassy eyed.Her crop felt fine. I put her in a cage and in about 5 minutes she went into terrible convulsions and died. I examined her and her belly and butt a… read more
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I have just cut open the gizzard of a 4 yr old ex batt who
I have just cut open the gizzard of a 4 yr old ex batt who was blue combed and had a very bloated abdomen which caused pain when touched, the gizzard felt like a stone when squeezed and packed with fi… read more
Dr. Dan
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Bird sits in corner of nest and wont move. Feels hot. Comb
Bird sits in corner of nest and won't move. Feels hot. Comb is floppy and turning dark. I thought she might be egg-bound and spent a couple hours with her over some steam to see if she might lay an eg… read more
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I have 3 exbats and who i have had for a few years. two of
I have 3 exbats and who i have had for a few years. two of them have floppy combs and dirty bottoms and the other one has a comb that has turned very dark at the top with a dirty bottom. They are all … read more
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Fiona Steel
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Bachelor's Degree
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We have 3 chickens about 7 months old. One stopped laying
We have 3 chickens about 7 months old. One stopped laying eggs about 5 days ago. She just sits in the nesting box and is very lethargic, feathers are fluffed. She does walk around if we take her out o… read more
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bantam: slightly larger than the other wynadotts we have.
Hi. We have a bantam wynadott. She is slightly larger than the other wynadotts we have. At first we thought she might of been a cock because of her size and also she has a much deeper croke. She has n… read more
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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Hi, I have a sick chicken. Her comb is floppy, she is puffed
Hi, I have a sick chicken. Her comb is floppy, she is 'puffed up' and her legs are wide apart and she is 'waddling'. She is still eating and drinking. She had diarrhea which appears to have stopped, b… read more
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Fiona Steel
Veterinarian
Bachelor's Degree
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Hen: old) seems to be bloated / puffed out..eyes closed..lethargic
Hi, one of my Hen's (about a year old) seems to be bloated / puffed out. She is huddling away from the other chickens and has her eyes closed a lot. She is eating a little but seems very lethargic. He… read more
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I have a pekin bantom chicken that is spending a lot of time
I have a pekin bantom chicken that is spending a lot of time sitting and looking listless, will get up and eat for a about a total of an hour a day, did have diarrheoa, but gave them garlic in the wat… read more
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My 2 year old chicken looks like shes egg bound, and I did
My 2 year old chicken looks like shes egg bound, and I did the warm soak baths and did the rubber glove to check her vent and feel for an egg,( she waddles like a duck) carefully not to break it if fo… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Hi, need some advice. I have a black rock chicken which may
Hi, need some advice. I have a black rock chicken which may or may not have a swollen abdo. She has been a bit sluggish for a few days .Also there was a lot of hard poo stuck to her bottom. I caught h… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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Hi I have a sick chicken. For a few weeks she has been laying
Hi I have a sick chicken. For a few weeks she has been laying very soft shelled eggs every day which mean I have to keep washing her as she has dried yolk down her feathers. However, she has seemed fi… read more
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I have a 7 month old barred rock hen who has been laying shelless
I have a 7 month old barred rock hen who has been laying shelless eggs. Today she passed a soft shell but unsure if the egg was intact when passed. She is acting depressed, tail down and lethargic. No… read more
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my chicken is a bit lethargic, her cloake has some bloody/slight
my chicken is a bit lethargic, her cloake has some bloody/slight purulent discharge and seems a bit swollen. I am a vet myself, but dont see birds. I dont feel an egg right there, not sure if she is e… read more
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