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My pet chicken, a Buff Orpington is exhibiting signs of a
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I have a Buff Orpington hen who is one of a flock of 22. Both her eyes look fine, but she seems blind in one - she holds her head sideways to eat and has other signs of total blindness on the right. N… read more
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My Buff Orpington is walking funny, she looks like she
My Buff Orpington is walking funny, she looks like she unbalanced. She is eating and drinking. She was fine yesterday but this morning was wobbling around. I have examined her feet and her legs and th… read more
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I have a buff Orpington hen that is 12 weeks old. She is the
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Two days ago, she was laying at the back of the coop,
Two days ago, she was laying at the back of the coop, sprawled out, mouth open like she was panting, very lethargic and didn't move at all when I picked her up. I brought her inside and gave her elect… read more
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Thank you for this service. I have some "backyard"
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I have a complicated & potentially serious problem that has
I have a complicated & potentially serious problem that has just today blindsided me. I have 11 Buff Orpingtons. 3 from last year's flock are molting & for the past 2 days have been kept separate from… read more
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6 month old hen acting subdued and not interested in food.
For the past few days one of our hens has been acting differently. When we let them out to free range she goes to a spot up on a hill by the air conditioner and sits there puffed out. All of the other… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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So i am trying to figure out if i have a lice/mite problem
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Veterinarian
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I have a small backyard flock of chickens (5 hens). I noticed
I have a small backyard flock of chickens (5 hens). I noticed this morning that one of the hens has a problem with her leg. Beginning just below the feathers, the leg is quite swollen down to the foot… read more
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Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
Hi, we have a flock of eleven one year old hens, no roosters.
Hi, we have a flock of eleven one year old hens, no roosters. Four are Barred Rocks, four Rhode Island Reds, one Buff Orpington and two white Sex Links. For several months a number of them have been l… read more
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Dr. B.
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Two of my four hens have ruffed-up looking feathers on their
Two of my four hens have ruffed-up looking feathers on their backs just where the tail feathers begin to rise upward. Should I be concerned. They seem healthy in every other way.… read more
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We have a Buff Orpington hen about 2.5 yrs old who had
We have a Buff Orpington hen about 2.5 yrs old who had feathers lost on the front of her neck and her brest/bell area. The breast/belly area has one crusted sore and one red raw looking area. She is e… read more
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I found one of my buff Orpington hens dead with no apparent
I found one of my buff Orpington hens dead with no apparent signs of trauma. I noticed that some of the other hens are missing feathers on their lower backs near their tail feathers. I also have a roo… read more
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22,051 satisfied customers
We have 6 hens, three rhode island reds and 3 buff orpingtons.
We have 6 hens, three rhode island reds and 3 buff orpingtons. One of the Buffs has become very lethargic, laboured breathing and wont go upstairs into coop in evenings. Very little movement during th… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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We have a Buff Orphington who has a black, infected, smelly
We have a Buff Orphington who has a black, infected, smelly spot on her skin. She seems to be hiding in the corner of the coop, and is not active. What could this be?… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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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
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We have a small flock of 7 hens and one rooster. Born in late
We have a small flock of 7 hens and one rooster. Born in late March 2009, most began laying early to mid August. Our 2 Buff Orpingtons are causing concern. One insists on brooding and we have isolated… read more
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