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I'm having a pecking issue within my flock that is hard to
I'm having a pecking issue within my flock that is hard to pin point any one aggressive bird. They all seem to peck each other equally. But I noticed today that one hen has some bleeding from the peck… read more
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Are you guys able to help with chicken injuries? A raccoon
Hi are you guys able to help with chicken injuries? … read more
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Hen that is not hanging with the flock. When they all come
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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Comb just starting to darken - a little lethargic. Not
comb just starting to darken - a little lethargic. Not interested in treats. … read more
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Two days ago, she was laying at the back of the coop,
Two days ago, she was laying at the back of the coop, sprawled out, mouth open like she was panting, very lethargic and didn't move at all when I picked her up. I brought her inside and gave her elect… read more
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My backyard chicken's comb is turning black and she is
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I have a hen (bared Rock) that was having some balance
I have a hen (bared Rock) that was having some balance issues and is now unable to stand in her own. She eats and drinks(with some assistance) her comb is normal looking. She is about 10 months old. … read more
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I have a 5 month old hen that hurt her leg and is will not
I have a 5 month old hen that hurt her leg and is will not walk on it. I find no obvious injuries or none that can be seen as to what happened. She is has been segregated into the house to heal becaus… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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3,845 satisfied customers
New rooster about 5 mo old. Got him home and noticed he
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I just noticed that the backs of 3 of my chickens, just about
I just noticed that the backs of 3 of my chickens, just about the tail area, are missing feathers and have a little blood showing. One of the chickens, the one with the biggest area like this, has a y… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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6 month old hen acting subdued and not interested in food.
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I thought my hens had got gape worm, I have just wormed them
I thought my hens had got gape worm, I have just wormed them for a week with Flubivet wormer but they are still showing symptoms of at times breathing through their beaks, also they make a sound like … read more
Dr. Pat
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I had a chicken die in the coop about 2 1/2 weeks ago. Upon
I had a chicken die in the coop about 2 1/2 weeks ago. Upon inspection it had a full crop blackish green discoloration in the abdomen. When cut open there was a bad odor and black stuff in abdominand … read more
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Dr. Elaine
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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
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Dr. Dan
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hen: month old..old blue..not layed an egg for 4 days..tail feathers
I have a 7 month old Blue Andolusian hen who has not layed an egg for 4 days and today she some out of her house but did not eat all day. Instead, she found a quiet place under some hedges and stood t… read more
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Dr. Elaine
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Doctoral Degree
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Hi, Have an Isa Brown hen aged about 21/2 years. She stands
Hi, Have an Isa Brown hen aged about 21/2 years. She stands in one place the whole day and doesn't struggle when picked up. She has a pale comb which is still erect, is puffed up and shivering/trembli… read more
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hen: yrs old..feathers puffed..little but not as active as usual
Ill hen ( Rhode Island hybrid) approx 3 yrs old. Standing huddled, feathers puffed up looking miserable & flicking head regularly with eyes closing. Still eating a little but not as active as usual.… read more
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