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I have white leghorn and i think her vent is popping in and
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I have a 19-week-old chicken - a sapphire who is weak and
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She has a droopy comb and waddle. The underside of her comb
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Type your chicken veterinary question heremy 18 week old
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One of my chickens (leghorn) is sneezing and coughing quite
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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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,070 satisfied customers
I have a leghorn chickens and some golden comets. I am living
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Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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I have a small, young flock of backyard chickens (8 hens, 2
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Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
we have a brown leghorn that has been somewhat lethargic for
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Dr_Kitty
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Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
122 satisfied customers
HI, I HAVE 4 NEW HAMPSHIRE REDS AND 4 LEGHORNS. THEY ABOUT
HI, I HAVE 4 NEW HAMPSHIRE REDS AND 4 LEGHORNS. THEY ABOUT 28 WEEKS OLD. WELL ABOUT 3 WEEKS AGO THE LEGHORNS STARTED TO LOSE THEIR FEATHERS AROUND THIER BOTTOMS AND ABOVE THIER TAIL FEATHERS. SO I WAS… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
wont eat..lay down..impacted crop, but there are no hard lumps
My white leghorn seems to be ill. She won't eat or lay down and her chest is very swollen and the skin is almost purple. At first I thought it might be an impacted crop, but there are no hard lumps in… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
chickens: 8 month old White leghorn died..flock..lying down..floppy
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
HENS: SHE IS THROWING UP WATER AND THE ODD MEAL WORM.
I HAVE OWNED THREE EX-BATTERY HENS SINCE DECEMBER 2009. ONE OF THEM HAS BEEN OBVIOUSLY ILL SINCE THIS MORNING. SHE IS THROWING UP WATER AND THE ODD MEAL WORM. SHE HAS A SWELLING AT THE TOP OF HER ESOP… read more
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Clinical Veterinarian
Post-Doctoral Degree
230 satisfied customers
chicken: found dead in the pen after coming..feeding..watering..comb
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Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
Never having fowls before, I bought 3 brown leghorns as point
Never having fowls before, I bought 3 brown leghorns as point of lay pullets. Two are fine and laying well. One is getting thinner and thinner. Its comb has gone to nothing and it is spending most of … read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
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