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All of my chickens (23) appear to be healthy except one. She
All of my chickens (23) appear to be healthy except one. She is three years old (a Rhode Island Red) and in the last 4 months has become overweight. She feels heavy and bloated when I pick her up. She… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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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
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Doctoral Degree
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All four of my laying hens have swollen crops. They also are
All four of my laying hens have swollen crops. They also are dropping feathers. They free range in my large backyard and are cooped at night. Their major diet is an organic grain mix. Plenty of fresh … read more
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Dr_Kitty
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my hen developed a large black blister on her wattle last
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Hi, we have a flock of eleven one year old hens, no roosters.
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Dr. B.
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
My Rhode Island Red Chicken is lethargic, has a swollen face
My Rhode Island Red Chicken is lethargic, has a swollen face (more on the left side) and feels warm to the touch. Any suggestions on what may be going on and what should I do? She is 2 years old...has… read more
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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bird: Until lately, I have been getting 5 brown eggs daily.
THanks for your response. THis bird is onw of 5 Rhode Island Reds. Until lately, I have been getting 5 brown eggs daily. Recently, I have gotten only 4 browns but was not concerned and did not relate … read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
20,177 satisfied customers
Two of my Golden Comet hens have died over the last two months.
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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My Rhode Island Red x White Plymouth hen, age 19 mo., has a
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
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Doctoral Degree
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one year old..healthy..ate and drank and other than transient paleness
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Doctoral Degree
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One of my rhode island reds laid an egg..parts and thinner in others
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i have about 15 rhode Island red laying hens, they are approx.
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Dr. Pat

Dr. Pat

Bird Veterinarian

3,596 satisfied customers

25+ years working primarily or exclusively with birds

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Dr. Bob

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2,854 satisfied customers

35 years in general practice, including avian.

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233 satisfied customers

20 years in private practice, contract veterinarian Dickerson Park Zoo and attending veterinarian Missouri State University

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BVMS MRCVS

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