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Looking for some follow-up on our conversation Sept 7
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Hen that is not hanging with the flock. When they all come in the run, she goes into the coop. She hung out in the run while the others free ranged today. She's pooping and does eat and drink. Even th… read more
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She is active but walking with her tail down. She walks like
She is active but walking with her tail down. She walks like she may be injured. I just checked to see if she may be egg bound but don't feel anything. When I try to prove her vent with my glovedand l… read more
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Lethargic, standing in one place, leaves cool but only to
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I am new to raising chickens. I have a hen who appears to be
Hello I am new to raising chickens. I have a young hen who appears to be blind. She moves around but easily runs into a fence. The other chickens are pecking at her. I have had my chickens for about f… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
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One of my Plymouth Rock hens has a bare neck. It looks sore - red around the spots where the feathers should be. She scratches it. We also noticed when we picked her up that her belly is bare. Dry and… read more
Dr. Bob
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How do we make sure our chickens lay their eggs in the box?
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Dr. G.
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Good afternoon, I have 3 very large 2 1/2 year old hens and
Good afternoon, I have 3 very large 2 1/2 year old hens and also 3 3 month olds that are not cooped together. A few days ago I noticed one of the big girls, Stella, limping and favoring her left foot.… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
hens: that laid that egg, all of her feathers..have been pecking her
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Dr. Bob
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Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
It looks like our chickens had a fight (or a cat attacked one
It looks like our chickens had a fight (or a cat attacked one of them and then they ran back into their coop. One of them has a bloody bloody comb (but eyes and rest of head seem alright. The other on… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a problem with my flock (11 girls ranging in age from
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Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
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Doctoral Degree
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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
Fiona Steel
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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
Dr. Wally
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a 5-6 month old hen who was not on the roost tonight
I have a 5-6 month old hen who was not on the roost tonight with the other chickens, she was squatting on the floor. When I got her to move, she walked stiff legged (but no limping) in short steps and… read more
Dr. Lisa
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chickens: only four are that way the rest are heathy
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Andrea Roberts
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Bachelor's Degree
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Two Rhode Island Red hens have molting feathers on their back
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Andrea Roberts
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Bachelor's Degree
1,292 satisfied customers
Hi I have 3 chickens one of which i have noticed is unwell.
Hi I have 3 chickens one of which i have noticed is unwell. This morning when i went to get them up.She was last out of the coop.I saw that her comb was to one side and her tail was down. She drank lo… read more
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Andrea Roberts
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hens: laying..egg..Listless, vent pasting, coccidiosis like stance.
I have laying hens and we have been finding one egg with blood on the shell. Now one hen appears to be ill. Listless, vent pasting, coccidiosis like stance. Is the blood on the egg a indication of a c… read more
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Andrea Roberts
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