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I need your help! One of my laying hens we think is egg
I need your help! One of my laying hens we think is egg bound. We tried soaking her in warm epson salt water last night and gaver her 1/2 a tums last night and kept her in a crate indoors overnight ho… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My hen is sleeping constantly and not running towards
My hen is sleeping constantly and not running towards treets … read more
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I have a vent problem with my favorite hen. I just got some
I have a vent problem with my favorite hen . I just got some fish peniici … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I have noticed twice that (they all look the same) a hen
I have noticed twice that (they all look the same) a hen secreted what looked like some egg substance and a long white thing came out with it , and the chicken ate it? Is that a worm? What do I do to … read more
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Thank you for this service. I have some "backyard"
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I have a Buff Orpington hen that is having trouble laying.
I have a Buff Orpington hen that is having trouble laying. About four days ago I noticed she "layed" a white liquid substance and she was acting very solitary instead of roosting with the other hens. … read more
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Sun evening I noticed one of our Delaware hens could not get
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I have a two year old Rhode Island Red hen. She has been laying
I have a two year old Rhode Island Red hen. She has been laying an egg a day. I am concerned that she might be egg bound today. How do I know? And if so, what can I do?… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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Our 9-month-old Black Austrolorp hen has suddenly begun laying
Our 9-month-old Black Austrolorp hen has suddenly begun laying torpedo-shaped eggs. She is part of a 4-hen urban flock. Up to 2 weeks ago, her eggs were beautifully shaped. What is going on?… read more
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Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
hen: her feathers..bald..feed and she does eat and drinks and returns
Can anyone help, I have a black Orpington hen 18 months old who is loosing all her feathers, Her under carriage is completely bald, she's being sitting in her nest box mostly since Thursday i'v taken … read more
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Can a hen get a blockage with her egg? I have a hen thats
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My chicken has fluffed up feathers, seems hunched, tail down,
My chicken has fluffed up feathers, seems hunched, tail down, prefers to stand, and moves a little. she does seem to want to poop, and I saw a small amount of white poop expelled this a.m. I don't thi… read more
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Dr. Bob
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A few weeks ago one of my hens had eggshell hanging from her
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Bachelor's Degree
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my chickens are streaking their eggs with quite a lot of blood
my chickens are streaking their eggs with quite a lot of blood {herd size 700 birds frequency20 % of eggs are streaked } I cannot find any blood in their manure or on their anus, however there isquite… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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My 18 month old barred rock hen quit laying about 4 or 5 days
Is my hen egg bound? My 18 month old barred rock hen quit laying about 4 or 5 days ago. With the onset of winter she had reduced her laying frequency to approximately one every two days. Now, she acts… read more
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My hen is laying/pooping what looks like part of an egg without
My hen is laying/pooping what looks like part of an egg without a shell. She is not laying eggs at all. Her tail feathers by her vent are all goopy...She seems to not be eating and is lathargic~ When … read more
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Dr. Elaine
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Doctoral Degree
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hen is not feeding and feathers round rear end (vent area )
hen is not feeding and feathers round rear end (vent area ) are discoloured -reddish colour… read more
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chickens: backyard flock..has not laid an egg in 3 days
I have a backyard flock of 10 chickens. They are a year old. One of the chickens has not laid an egg in 3 days. She sits in the nest and tries, then leaves the nest, then goes back to the nest. She is… read more
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