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Girly is having wetter, runnier droppings today - I'm
Hi - Girly is having wetter, runnier droppings today - I'm putting water into her feed, and she eats a lot of it - She really doesn't drink water much at all - Do you know why she isn't drinking much … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Avian Medicine Residency
192 satisfied customers
Girly doesn't seem to be straining to go as much today,
Hi Dr. Smith - Girly doesn't seem to be straining to go as much today, although she is straining somewhat - Her underside, all the way at the end, under her vent is soft and gushy - The other pullets'… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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192 satisfied customers
I spoke with you earlier about Girly, a six-week-old female
I spoke with you earlier about Girly, a six-week-old female chicken with vent gleet - Her feathers are very wet under her vent (a large surface area). Do you think that that's from her own saliva - ?… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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7-week old chicken girl has vent gleet and constipated.
7-week old chicken girl has vent gleet and constipated … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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192 satisfied customers
Follow up with Girly: I didn't check her with my finger
Follow up with Girly: I didn't check her with my finger yesterday, because it looked like she was passing stool all right. Earlier today she passed a stool that was formed, white-capped, and a little … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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192 satisfied customers
This is more on Girly - the pullet - with the injured vent -
Hi - This is more on Girly - the pullet - with the injured vent -I didn't yet give her the ibuprofen - Should I give her the ibuprofen every 4 hours - ?… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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192 satisfied customers
She is very thin and has watery poop and for a few weeks
hi. she is very thin and has watery poop and for a few weeks what looks like vent gleet. she is weak too. comb looks good. … read more
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Light sussex hen, 9 months old, hasn't started laying yet
Light sussex hen, 9 months old, hasn't started laying yet but today looks miserable, eyes closed, drinking and not shuttling around as usual. Some whitish discharge from vent. What can I do? … read more
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Dr. Denise
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I have a nearly one year old Rhode Island red hen and
I have a nearly one year old Rhode Island red hen and noticed all the leathers are missing around her rear end. The skin is red, irritated and possibly swollen. None of the other chickens seem to have… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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She appears to be egg bound but we can't feel any eggs inside!
She appears to be egg bound but we can't feel any eggs inside! She is eating, drinking and pooping! But her backside is red and super swollen. … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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Dr. Bob,This is my Leghorn that had the prolapsed vent
Hi Dr. Bob,This is my Leghorn that had the prolapsed vent and coccidiosis when I first contacted you. Is this Vent Gleet??? I have some Nystatin oral solution. If I actually get you, I'll update you o… read more
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Dr. Bob
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I have 5 egg laying hens. I am relatively un-experienced.
Hello. I have 5 egg laying hens. I am relatively un-experienced. However, my birds eat the right feed (egg-laying feed) and I feed and water them very well and keep their coop clean with fresh hay onc… read more
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35,311 satisfied customers
We have two backyard hens. One is doing very well, but the
Hello, We have two backyard hens. One is doing very well, but the other one has lost a lot of feathers. My husband reassured me that she was just molting. However, this morning, I noticed a rather dis… read more
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We have chicks 10 days old. Out of 130 we have lost 6 so far.
We have chicks 10 days old. Out of 130 we have lost 6 so far. We seem to be having trouble more than usual with manure building up on their rectum. They are not plugged up externally but seem to have … read more
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have a barred rock chick that is 2 weeks old. She is straining
I have a barred rock chick that is 2 weeks old. She is straining and chirping while trying to defecate. It is so bad that her rectum protrudes and extends quite far while trying to do so. I have put o… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Chicken not laying, eating very little, inactive, whitish substance
Chicken not laying, eating very little, inactive, whitish substance on feathers around vent… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have 4 hens that are about 6 months old and lay. I have always
I have 4 hens that are about 6 months old and lay. I have always notiived orange loose stool, which I have thought to be cecal poop. They are mainly in a large 8ftx8ft coop with a hen house of 4x6 fee… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
hens: backyard..started laying slightly bloodied eggs..bleeding
We have 3 backyard hens 2 are approx a year and one approx 5 months in age. A couple of days ago one of the older hens started laying slightly bloodied eggs. Then had some significant bleeding from th… read more
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