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One of our hens has had sneezing/coughing and congestion for
Hello! One of our hens has had sneezing/coughing and congestion for the past week. There is no drainage from the nostrils or mouth. We have been giving VetRX but her condition has not yet improved. … read more
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Polish hen. Lethargic not eating was drinking water ok. Mucous in beak. Massaging crop seems full of air. … read more
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Polish hen suddenly has eyes sealed shut. Black sore on
Polish hen suddenly has eyes sealed shut. Black sore on waddle and side of face appears swollen keeps head down. I have her isolated. What know. Couldn't get tetracycline from feed store … read more
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Do you know much about chickens? I think 3 of mone might
I think 3 of mone might have a cold. Their beaks have some discharge and one sound like she coughs once in a while. Bought a bottle of VetRX and have been using that about 4 days. I also added Apple Cider Vinegar to their water to help. … read more
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I have a flock of six hens. One of the birds has been
I have a flock of six hens. One of the birds has been sneezing for the last month with no other symptoms. A few days ago I noticed that another one of my birds began to act funny. She is staying to he… read more
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I have a rooster with a swollen wattle and a hen with a
I have a rooster with a swollen wattle and a hen with a swollen eye … read more
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We have laying hens and 1 is sick. Her bottem is big and
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One of my chickens (leghorn) is sneezing and coughing quite a bit. She also had discharge coming from her nose … read more
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Our red shaver hen just over a year old has become lethargic
our red shaver hen just over a year old has become lethargic over the last 24 hours and is hiding away from the other hens. I have removed her to our garden outside their run, given her water and watc… read more
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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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hens: months old..pale..bright red..smallish egg and this isnt
we have 4 hens that are 4-6 months old and only one is laying,2 are big black hens and the others brown, the 2 browns combs are small and pale the 2 blacks are bright red. It is one of the blacks that… read more
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One of my 3 hens seems unwell and lethargic today. Her tail
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Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
We have a small flock of chickens, all seem to be healthy,
We have a small flock of chickens, all seem to be healthy, good layers, peaceful. One of the barred rocks has had bare, red, irritated flesh on vent area since she was a chick, now this seems to be wo… read more
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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I have moved my chickens into a nice 5 Star coop-since then-I
I have moved my chickens into a nice "5 Star" coop-since then-I have noticed broken eggs in the nesting bens. I added oyster shell about 5 days ago. WhAT can I do to prevent this from continuing on? I… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
several of them are not getting their all their feathers..bright red
I have Black Stars,Red Stars and americanas. This Spring they went through a molting and several of them are not getting their all their feathers back. There is a bright red color to the skin on the b… read more
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Dr. Pat
Veterinarian Avian Health Consultant
Doctoral Degree
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hens: feathers..spots..was bloody - and instead of simply being bald
Our 6 black star and red star hens have begun picking the feathers off each other's backs to the point that all of them have bare spots ranging from 2 to 6 inches in diameter. Last night, one of the h… read more
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Dr. Pat
Veterinarian Avian Health Consultant
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
Please can you advise on my sick chickens. I have/had 3 5
Please can you advise on my sick chickens. I have/had 3 5 month old buff sussex hens which I hatched. They have all been happily living together and free ranging in my garden. I had one very below par… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Veterinarian Avian Health Consultant
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
hens: laying../scorpion bite What can I do for her lyn shes..egg
One of my laying hens seems to be paralyzed down one side she cant hold her head up it falls to one side cant walk & i have to have her probed up as she cant sit with out rolling to one side &one eye … read more
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