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Walking with tail down. Eats normally and has been pooping
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On Friday morning, I noticed my 6 month old Easter Egg chicken was acting off. I immediately segregated her inside. She just stand mostly and is very unbalanced when she does try to walk. When she lea… read more
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Have VERY bloated chicken. Think maybe egg bound but cant
Hi. Have VERY bloated chicken. Think maybe egg bound but cant feel egg ? very high up lumps in breast. Have done epsom baths. No change. … read more
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Dr. Patsy Fields
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I think my hen is egg bound. I have given her calcium and an
I think my hen is egg bound. I have given her calcium and an epsom salt bath, and put vegetable oil in her vent twice. She still has not laid an egg! What should I do next? … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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My 5 year old Rhode Island Red has a very swollen abdomen,
Hi, my 5 year old Rhode Island Red has a very swollen abdomen, tail feathers down and a paleish pink comb. I first noticed this yesterday. She has had a messy bottom for months. I give her epsom salt … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
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My chicken seems to be egg bound was laying 1 a day now she
My chicken seems to be egg bound was laying 1 a day now she just sits in the corner like she is going 2 lay but nothing. I have tried Roland's and warm baths but nothing.l am worried she is in pain… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
48,513 satisfied customers
We think our chicken is egg bound. No eggs for a week,
We think our chicken is egg bound. No eggs for a week, lethargic. We gave her a warm bath and an eye dropper of a " tums" last night. Today she is standing straight up. Still eating and drinking but v… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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My chicken has droopy tail feathers. She is alert, eating
My chicken has droopy tail feathers. She is alert, eating and drinking. Her comb is red and she has bright eyes. What could be the problem?… read more
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have a chicken who is 8 months? old, she is alert, eyes,
I have a chicken who is 8 months? old, she is alert, eyes, comb, wattles normal, feathers shiny, eating & drinking but not alot. Her tail is droopy, not very active, she is getting more active though.… read more
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allpetsdr
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I have a 3-4 year old hen who is listless, abdomen swollen
I have a 3-4 year old hen who is listless, abdomen swollen and warm, comb is dark and flopped over. breathing is somewhat labored. not interested in food. Could she be egg bound?… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
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22,051 satisfied customers
I have a parakeet that has a very swollen abdomen that is turning
I have a parakeet that has a very swollen abdomen that is turning purple and causing her feet to turn blue. She doesn't have her tail feather which was the first thing I noticed and she seemed to be p… read more
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allpetsdr
Veterinarian
142 satisfied customers
We have 3 chickens about 7 months old. One stopped laying
We have 3 chickens about 7 months old. One stopped laying eggs about 5 days ago. She just sits in the nesting box and is very lethargic, feathers are fluffed. She does walk around if we take her out o… read more
Fiona Steel
Fiona Steel
Veterinarian
Bachelor's Degree
224 satisfied customers
bantam: slightly larger than the other wynadotts we have.
Hi. We have a bantam wynadott. She is slightly larger than the other wynadotts we have. At first we thought she might of been a cock because of her size and also she has a much deeper croke. She has n… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Hen: old) seems to be bloated / puffed out..eyes closed..lethargic
Hi, one of my Hen's (about a year old) seems to be bloated / puffed out. She is huddling away from the other chickens and has her eyes closed a lot. She is eating a little but seems very lethargic. He… read more
Fiona Steel
Fiona Steel
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Bachelor's Degree
224 satisfied customers
Hi, need some advice. I have a black rock chicken which may
Hi, need some advice. I have a black rock chicken which may or may not have a swollen abdo. She has been a bit sluggish for a few days .Also there was a lot of hard poo stuck to her bottom. I caught h… read more
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I believe my hen is egg bound. Ive given her a couple of warm
I believe my hen is egg bound. I've given her a couple of warm sits baths now. Yesterday I could touch the shell of the egg at the top of her vent canal. I decided I would go ahead and break the shell… read more
Dr. Young
Dr. Young
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Doctoral Degree
165 satisfied customers
We have a chicken, who has not been laying for about 4 months.
We have a chicken, who has not been laying for about 4 months. She has just about finished moulting and has a cough but with no discharge from the nose at all. I think she has been generally run down.… read more
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veterinary hospital owner
Doctoral Degree
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Hi, I have two zebra finches (a male and a female) and the
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