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I have 3 hens and they a condition poss same condition. One
I have 3 hens and they a condition poss same condition. One has a real raw butt I mean bright red raw. No feathers and under side. I treated it with vetricyn, dimitrious earth. And a few other things.… read more
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Had a hen last night that couldnt use her legs, had what looked like seizure. She was dead this moring. Have a rooster that was in her coop. Wabbling like he us drunk … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I have a chicken that appears to be twitching her head to one side. on loner observation i
I have a chicken that appears to be twitching her head to one side. on loner observation it draws over to one side then she brings it back to straight and it draws back again. her eyes almost appear t… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
my 7 mo old female chicken has suddenly taken ill yesterday.
my 7 mo old female chicken has suddenly taken ill yesterday. She did not come out of the coop with the other chickens yesterday. when she finally did, she was lethargic all day, and did not eat or dri… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I lost 16 chickens over noc to raccoon. (horrible) A family
I lost 16 chickens over noc to raccoon. (horrible) A family down the street from me offered 12 of there older laying hens to fill my void to keep up with my egg orders. I went ahead & placed the new g… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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Hello,We have 6 chickens in an urban backyard coop. One of
Hello, We have 6 chickens in an urban backyard coop. One of the chickens started making unusual sounds very different from her usual sound, kind of like laryngitis, a very muffled sound for the past m… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
hello i have 14 hens and 2 roosters.. one of the hens is laying
hello i have 14 hens and 2 roosters.. one of the hens is laying really low .. not leaving the coop not really eating and has had alot of dierriea its sticking to all her feathers :( anyway not really … read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
I just checked one of my poulty and its leg appears to be bleeding
I just checked one of my poulty and its leg appears to be bleeding slightly. I caught it for a closer look and it appears as if one of its scales has been ripped off! It looks quite painful and there … read more
Deb Jankura
Deb Jankura
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
312 satisfied customers
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
Fiona Steel
Fiona Steel
Veterinarian
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I have a small group of chickens, 5 hens and 1 rooster. Ive
I have a small group of chickens, 5 hens and 1 rooster. I've just started to noticed one hen a couple of days ago twitching her head and closing her eyes she is a tried looking but when allowed to roa… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
hen: that hAS BEEN LAYING ONE EGG PER DAY..bunny..her nesting area
I have a polish hen that hAS BEEN LAYING ONE EGG PER DAY. sHE IS IN THE SAME COOP WITH A RHODE ISLAND RED HEN AND AN UNFIXED BUNNY RABBIT. sHE HAS stopped laying completly and just sits on her nesting… read more
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224 satisfied customers
chicken: Three year old..Has not been laying hard-shelled eggs
Three year old chicken is on the ground, barely moving. Has not been laying hard-shelled eggs for a month. Two other hens in the coop. We put her in a small cage this morning with water and food. She … read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
chicken: looked sleepy..one eye had little bubbles/foam..breathing
I have bought 4 chickens at an auction on Saturday, they all looked fine until today when one chicken looked sleepy and didn't come out of the coop. On closer examination the hen had one closed eye, o… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
15 chickens seem healthy except for loss of head and neck feathers.
15 chickens seem healthy except for loss of head and neck feathers. Now, 2 dead in one week. All seem to have some degree of feather loss. Cascade mountains, so cooped up extensively this winter due t… read more
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I have a hen, 1 of 6, about 9 months old, RI Red. Yesterday,
I have a hen, 1 of 6, about 9 months old, RI Red. Yesterday, the hen was walking like a duck and could not climb the ramp into the coop. I isolated her in a large box in the garage with food and water… read more
Dr. Lisa
Dr. Lisa
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1,297 satisfied customers
I have 20 chickens in Anchorage, Alaska that are not doing
I have 20 chickens in Anchorage, Alaska that are not doing well. I have had chickens for many years and have had no problems until now. First they are not moulting, I have seen that many times. They a… read more
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Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
1,297 satisfied customers
Several of my layer hens have had featherless butts since early
Several of my layer hens have had featherless butts since early spring. Now I see a couple that have picked their feathers off of the crop area and at least one that is losing feathers off of her head… read more
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Deb Jankura
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I have 6 speckled sussex chickens hatched on May 26 of this
I have 6 speckled sussex chickens hatched on May 26 of this year. Healthy except in the last month or so 4 of them have lost a lot of feathers on their back by their tail so there is a bald patch ther… read more
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