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4 year old hen can't stand. Started yesterday. Her legs look
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I have a lethargic chicken who has not eaten of drank
I have a lethargic chicken who has not eaten of drank anything in about 24 hrs. We fist noticed strange behavior about 18 hrs ago. she spend hrs in the nesting box. She is not aggressive as a broody h… read more
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I think my hen is sick. In the last 1-2 days, she has become
in the last 1-2 days, she has become really lethargic and stopped drinking water... she will take a sip here and there, but the water dispenser is practically full. I noticed her food ran out maybe 4 days ago, and I've been trying to feed her scraps of food and I dumped the rest of what was left of her food for her. Her food hasn't come in the mail yet, but should be here today. However, I don't know if she will actually eat it. She hasn't been really eating much, but she tries. She doesn't roost anymore either. She perched on the ground last night for the first time. She normally has a floppy comb, but it looks extra floppy and a deeper red color. This morning is the first time I've noticed a frothy yellow poopy butt. … read more
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Chicken vaccination question. Is it useful to vaccinate
Is it useful to vaccinate adult chickens for Mareks that are kept in a separate coop after you've had a case of Mareks on your property?… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I have a one year old Brahma hen. Today around noon and
I have a one year old Brahma hen. Today around noon and started acting lethargic. She eats a bit, but not like she normally does. She's just standing around with her tail down. Any advice or help woul… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My pet chicken has what appears to be a respiratory illness.
Hello. My pet chicken has what appears to be a respiratory illness. I have isolated her from the other 4 hens. What can I give her to medicate? … read more
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5 year old hen not standing, eyes closed and labored
5 year old hen not standing, eyes closed and labored breathing. I put her in warm water and gave her some calcium thinking she is egg bound but at her age I believe she is dying - so now I am keeping … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My chicken seems to have very bad vertigo. She cant walk
My chicken seems to have very bad vertigo. She cant walk straight and is stumbling around. What could be causing that? It just started today. Shes also going through a very heavy molt right now. … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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She may just be in moult, but she is sort of off balance.
She may just be in moult, but she is sort of off balance. … read more
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My chicken has a lot of liquid around her vent bottom I can
Hi Pearl, my chicken has a lot of liquid around her vent bottom I can feel it fits in my hand a handful … read more
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2.5 yr old chicken is low energy. Hasn't all summer. Not
2.5 yr old chicken is low energy. Hasn't laid all summer. Not broody. Has lost weight. Poop is very liquidy. Vent looks clean of debris. Tail feathers scraggly. Comb color has lightened. Chicken is st… read more
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I have 3 hens. All are Rhode Island REds. 2 were born in
I have 3 hens. All are Rhode Island REds. 2 were born in April and one of them is laying an egg daily for about 2-3 weeks now . The other one has not laid any eggs. Another one is about 4 years old an… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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my chicken is six months old she stopped laying eggs,
my chicken is six months old she stopped laying eggs,shes withdrawn and slower than the rest of the chickens.she still eats,maybe not as much as the others.she appears to be bloated and no signs of mu… read more
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I have a small, young flock of backyard chickens (8 hens, 2
I have a small, young flock of backyard chickens (8 hens, 2 years old). My White Leghorn ("Legs") stopped laying about a month ago and I assumed she was stressed or going into molt. She then became li… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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Some of our hens have went of the lay and tend to hang about
Some of our hens have went of the lay and tend to hang about with their heads down and eyes closed, poo is normal with no signs of blood… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a Warren laying hen who has been showing these symptoms
I have a Warren laying hen who has been showing these symptoms for four days. She stands with her tail right down, she passes yellow droppings and walks very slow and laboured. She will only take food… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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My Dominique hen is extremely swollen between her legs and
My Dominique hen is extremely swollen between her legs and up to her vent. Abdomen area? The area is very warm to the touch and feels soft. I just used olive oil to examine the vent and cannot feel an… read more
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Dr. B.
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chickens: last 24 hours..bloated..eyes closed..put her in a warm bath
Hi, I have just two chickens and one of them has had diarroea for the last 24 hours. she is very quiet, seems to be somewhat bloated, squatting down with her eyes closed. I have put her in a warm bath… read more
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Dr. Bob
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