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A new chicken started hanging around my yard. She has a
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We have a hen who is 6-8mos who I separated from the flock this AM as soon as I noticed she wasn't standing. She can kick with her legs but cannot stand up, turning neck to side and shaking head as th… read more
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My rooster possibly has gapeworm or some type of respiratory
My rooster possibly has gapeworm or some type of respiratory infection.I have 4 hens and one rooster all about a year old in Portland Oregon. About a week ago I noticed my rooster gasping like this. I… read more
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22 week old Golden Comet chickens (3 out of 5 showing symptoms) … read more
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I have a flock of 22 backyard chickens, about 20 weeks old,
Hello, I have a flock of 22 backyard chickens, about 20 weeks old, in New Jersey. Last week one of the chickens started "gaping", stretching her neck up and opening her beak, closing her eyes, and eve… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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I have an 8 month old orpington hen that jus this morning is
I have an 8 month old orpington hen that jus this morning is making a whistling noise and hiccupping every 3rd or 4th breath. She is mostly coop raised with a side garden of 30 to 40 feet with 13 othe… read more
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Hi, I am losing a chicken every few days. Until now, I have
Hi, I am losing a chicken every few days. Until now, I have just found them deceased. Last night I found one alive, but not doing well. They are 4 weeks old. Stools appear normal. The live one is leth… read more
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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
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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birds: eyes closed..its mouth open..sounds like they are coughing
i have lost 3 birds in a month and have others which have recently noticed having either one or two eyes closed. the one i lost recently had its mouth open to breath and there is another one the same … read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
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My hen has had a cold for two weeks. She doesnt seem to be
My hen has had a cold for two weeks. She doesn't seem to be miserable anymore and she is again eating and drinking well. But her comb is still flopped over and she is still coughing and sometimes gasp… read more
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
hen: month old..gaping with her mouth all day..beak..breathing..lungs
i have a 6 month old light Sussex hen today she has been gaping with her mouth all day , i have felt her throat about 1 centimeter from her beak i can feel a lump the size of a small pea. i can also h… read more
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Ive had one hen, an Ameraucana, die over the past five days,
I've had one hen, an Ameraucana, die over the past five days, preceded by a sort of wheezing sound when breathing. She went fast, within a matter of hours. Now, another hen, a cochin, is exhibiting th… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have 9 bantams who live semi- free range in my garden.
I have 9 bantams who live semi- free range in my garden. Some of them are sneezing and extending their necks, but seem ok otherwise. one is not well, with a bubbly throat, beak open, not really eating… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
hens: (about 2 1/2 months old..displaying open mouth breathing.
Hi. I have two young Ameraucana hens (about 2 1/2 months old). They are displaying open mouth breathing. Both are living in a suburban backyard, with no access to other poultry or farm animals. They w… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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Hi - i have a pekin hen that appears to be very croaky and
Hi - i have a pekin hen that appears to be very 'croaky' and having trouble breathing. Every so often she appears to gasp for breath. She is not laying and her comb has gone pale but she is fat (for a… read more
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I have a 1 year old hen, who was very lethargic yesterday
I have a 1 year old hen, who was very lethargic yesterday and by evening, she was having trouble breathing....actually gasping for air. I separated her from my small backyard flock of 7 and put her in… read more
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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Hi there, I have a six month old silkie chicken, who just
Hi there, I have a six month old silkie chicken, who just seems to lose weight, never started laying. Two weeks ago she had a crop impaction and my husband and I (who are doctors and have some surgica… read more
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hens: laying..shaking..Her stools, tho less frequent, are more watery.
One of my laying hens is shaking her head and opening her beak wide. She has become sluggish and is not eating or drinking. Her stools, tho less frequent, are more watery. I've moved her away from the… read more
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Dr. MD Stafford
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