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I have a one year old Brahma hen. Today around noon and
I have a one year old Brahma hen. Today around noon and started acting lethargic. She eats a bit, but not like she normally does. She's just standing around with her tail down. Any advice or help woul… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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3,845 satisfied customers
I think two of our chickens have vent gleet and may need a
Hello! I think two of our chickens have vent gleet and may need a prescription. I have photos to share. … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Veterinarian
Avian Medicine Residency
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One of my laying hens I noticed took twice as to lay an egg.
One of my laying hens I noticed took twice as long to lay an egg. I watched her lay just now to make sure everything was ok and I noticed that her vent area was swollen and she seemed to be pushing re… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Avian Medicine Residency
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I have a vent problem with my favorite hen. I just got some
I have a vent problem with my favorite hen . I just got some fish peniici … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Avian Medicine Residency
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She is walking low to the ground, and sitting and her tail
She is walking low to the ground, and sitting and her tail is down, what's wrong with her? … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My Brown Shaver Hen only lays 2 or 3 eggs each week. Some
My Brown Shaver Hen only lays 2 or 3 eggs each week. Some smaller than a Quales egg, and some larger than a size 8, elongated, with the colour fading towards the pointed end. … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I have a chicken that I do not know what is going on with
Hello, I have a chicken that I do not know what is going on with it. It's belly is fire engine red but she's acting okay the others are not picking on her. I have given her Epsom salt baths an oyster … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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My chicken has a large red swollen area between her vent and
My chicken has a large red swollen area between her vent and her legs. She has trouble walking and kind of waddles (more than usual). I don't believe it's a prolapsed vent - nothing hanging our of ven… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
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47,358 satisfied customers
My about 1 year old hen has been laying around hiding under
My about 1 year old hen has been laying around hiding under bushes wont eat drink just acting broody. Vent is dirty around vent. where she perches i found looks like egg yolk I gloved up fely inside v… read more
Kelly Hill
Kelly Hill
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
720 satisfied customers
My Rhode Island Red, one and one half yrs old has stopped
My Rhode Island Red, one and one half yrs old has stopped laying eggs. There is a raw egg under her while she roosts. Tried washing her vent and it seems a bit swollen. I give her oyster shells and om… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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I have four backyard chickens, all 1 year old. Three of them
I have four backyard chickens, all 1 year old. Three of them are laying perfectly normal eggs. One of them is laying weird eggs consistently. The weird eggs are rounder, and the shell is softer, and t… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a hen aprox 1year old , a silkie. she just started laying
I have a hen aprox 1year old , a silkie. she just started laying about a month ago, a few times the eggs have been just rubbery shells that seem to have leaked. today she has a rubbery shell partly ha… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
i have a pet chicken that has laid 3 1/2 eggs with no shells.
i have a pet chicken that has laid 3 1/2 eggs with no shells. her back side below her vent is swollen too. she has laid a couple of eggs in between the weird ones that appeared to be just fine. she se… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
My Dominique hen is extremely swollen between her legs and
My Dominique hen is extremely swollen between her legs and up to her vent. Abdomen area? The area is very warm to the touch and feels soft. I just used olive oil to examine the vent and cannot feel an… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
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22,045 satisfied customers
I have a red sex link that has started to not eat and just
I have a red sex link that has started to not eat and just "hunker down" and has diarrhea. I lost a red sex link to this condition just last month. I have 10 hens and a rooster. I keep the coop clean … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Our Rhode Island Red hen of 9 months old has not laid an egg
Our Rhode Island Red hen of 9 months old has not laid an egg for over one week. She has a build up of feces on her vent feathers. Closer inspection showed a almond -sized "beige" colored ball. This wa… read more
Dr. C
Dr. C
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
415 satisfied customers
I have three pet hens that we received as chicks about May
I have three pet hens that we received as chicks about May 1st. Two of the three began laying the end of August/beginning of Sept. However, now only one of the hens lays with any consistency. The othe… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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Our 3-1/2 year old layer hen (pet) is starting to take a long
Our 3-1/2 year old layer hen (pet) is starting to take a long time (hours) to lay the egg. The egg looks different, too: one end is smaller in circumference. Yesterday, she didn't lay at all. What hom… read more
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