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Raylene fell from her roosting bar and injured her leg. went
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This is about one of my chickens. I found her laying on her
This is about one of my chickens. I found her laying on her side in her coop area yesterday and roused her...she waddled a few steps and then layed back on her side. I brought her inside and kept her … read more
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I have a sick easter egger hen. I've had her since she was a
I have a sick easter egger hen. I've had her since she was a chick and she's about 1 year 3 months old now.I noticed this morning she is lethargic, falling asleep standing up, laying down a lot. I gav… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My hen has a very bloated/inflamed lower abdomen and isn't
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I think my hen is egg bound. I have given her calcium and an
I think my hen is egg bound. I have given her calcium and an epsom salt bath, and put vegetable oil in her vent twice. She still has not laid an egg! What should I do next? … read more
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My easteregger hen about 1 1/2 years old is just fully
My easteregger hen about 1 1/2 years old is just fully feathered again after her first molt she hasn't started laying again yet but this morning she was off the roost on the ground sitting and wouldn'… read more
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My about 1 year old hen has been laying around hiding under
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36 hrs ago my Hen was shaken by my dog. No puncture wounds
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Dr. Dan
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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
Dr. Bob
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I have an rhode island red hen who has stopped laying for at
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
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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chickens: reason not laying is the weather, it is warm kinda
I have been told by some that have railed chickens, the reason not laying is the weather, it is warm kinda and them it gets real cold, like a jo, jo, today it is 48, 3 days ago was 22 and before got i… read more
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I have a pekin bantom chicken that is spending a lot of time
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I have 4 five month old Faverolle hens. One of them is not feeling well. Found her this morning, not her usual perky self and would not eat her grains. I have isolated her and gave her some scrambled … read more
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budgie: He staggers on the perch..begun..cage he was in
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