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My hen isn't leaving her nesting box. She an egg on Tuesday
My hen isn't leaving her nesting box. She laid an egg on Tuesday she is one year old.we felt to see if there was possibly and egg stuck and it doesn't feel like it. She did poop and drink. … read more
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I have 5 egg laying hens. I am relatively un-experienced.
Hello. I have 5 egg laying hens. I am relatively un-experienced. However, my birds eat the right feed (egg-laying feed) and I feed and water them very well and keep their coop clean with fresh hay onc… read more
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Just found my 10 month old Australorp dead in the coop! She
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I have 3 1 year old hens living in the garden free range, access
I have 3 hens free range in garden. 1 ill 22nd April. Unbalanced as if drunk but laid. No outward signs of illness or diarrhoea. Weds 23rd more wobbly. No egg. No visible symptoms. Clean healthy vent,… read more
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Sun evening I noticed one of our Delaware hens could not get
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I believe I have a chicken thats egg bound. Situation began
I believe I have a chicken that's egg bound. Situation began on Monday and she's a little improved since inserting olive oil and hand feeding & drinking. Is there anything else I can do to help the he… read more
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one of my chickens is walking with her tail down like a penguin
one of my chickens is walking with her tail down like a penguin she does not appear to be in pain shes eating and drinking normally she cant jump and has not flapped her wings. What may be the problem… read more
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Dr. Bob
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My young laying hen has, what appears to be prolasped vent,
My young laying hen has, what appears to be prolasped vent, shes isolated, Ive been.soaking it and wipe with prep h and witch hazel pads, I back in, but still keeps popping out. What else can i do? Ad… read more
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My chicken looks puff up all over, especially near its tail.
My chicken looks puff up all over, especially near its tail. It has a googy whitish to yellowish look near its buttom. It is not eating and is making a low sound (sometimes when they are laying they m… read more
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my chicken suddenly has runny droppings and has not laid an
my chicken suddenly has runny droppings and has not laid an egg in a while. Is this an indication of disease, or a parasite?… read more
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I have a hen that is apprx 1 year old. This morning I went
I have a hen that is apprx 1 year old. This morning I went to her pen and found her unable to walk, and has a small amount of congestion. My other hens are fine. Any ideas? Dosn't seem like anything i… read more
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hen: My little..morning, but tonight she is lethargic..her belly
My little red hen was quiet this morning, but tonight she is lethargic. Her crop is empty. She sometimes is looking at her belly, down between her legs. She laid a lot of eggs last fall, but has not l… read more
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Have an older hen spending time sitting down and moving her
Have an older hen spending time sitting down and moving her tail up and down rhythmically? Any clues to something that could be done for her?… read more
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Good Afternoon. I have a sick hen who is into her 3rd year
Good Afternoon. I have a sick hen who is into her 3rd year of laying I think. She has been behaving unusally for a few days in that initially she stopped scratching around the garden looking for food … read more
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Help!!!! My hen is having difficulty bearing the weight of
Help!!!! My hen is having difficulty bearing the weight of her body on her legs and her tail end is twitching! Her eyes are clear and she still has an appetite and laid an egg this morning.… read more
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Hi! I have an elderly hen, Penny, a Rhode Island Cross, who
Hi! I have an elderly hen, Penny, a Rhode Island Cross, who has always been egg-bound and is really our pet. She has reduced mobility due to getting heavier but is in good health otherwise. Today we n… read more
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chickens: backyard flock..has not laid an egg in 3 days
I have a backyard flock of 10 chickens. They are a year old. One of the chickens has not laid an egg in 3 days. She sits in the nest and tries, then leaves the nest, then goes back to the nest. She is… read more
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