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10 week old buff Orpington. One eye is shut. There is
10 week old buff Orpington. One eye is shut. There is discharge. No other symptoms. She eats fine. Drinks fine. Active. We have been cleaning it out with saline solution. Also using antibiotic ointmen… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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I have a Buff Orpington hen who is one of a flock of 22.
I have a Buff Orpington hen who is one of a flock of 22. Both her eyes look fine, but she seems blind in one - she holds her head sideways to eat and has other signs of total blindness on the right. N… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,086 satisfied customers
She is limping with her tail down. Buff Orpington about 8
it started today, I don't see anything wring with her legs or feet … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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We recently started our flock with 5 week-old 'chicks'.
We recently started our flock with 5 week-old 'chicks'. Today, we discovered that one of them (a buff Orpington) has a rather bloody vent and is being pecked by the others. Given her age and the fact … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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48,478 satisfied customers
Our buff Orpington is being really lethargic and breathing
Hi! Our buff Orpington is being really lethargic and breathing weirdly. She's laying down what can we do? … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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I am a new hen mom, picked up 6 hens this past Friday -
Good morning...I am a new hen mom, picked up 6 hens this past Friday - different breeds, and apparently different ages. I was originally told they had been laying for a year but the two in question ar… read more
oopiedoc
oopiedoc
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We have a buff Orpington. 9 months old. She is very thin and
Hi we have a buff Orpington. 9 months old. She is very thin and her breast bone shows clearly. We didn't notice because she is so fluffy. She has very wet runny stools. She is drinking now but refuses… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,086 satisfied customers
She is active but walking with her tail down. She walks like
She is active but walking with her tail down. She walks like she may be injured. I just checked to see if she may be egg bound but don't feel anything. When I try to prove her vent with my glovedand l… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,086 satisfied customers
One of my four Buff Orpington chicks has runny diarreah
One of my four Buff Orpington chicks has brown runny diarreah since yesterday.I'm a first time chicken owner. they are on … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,086 satisfied customers
I have 6 buff orpingtons and Today I went outside and she
I have 6 buff orpingtons and Today I went outside and she was laying in the sun, I figured she was just sun bathing but when I returned later in the day before sunset she was still laying there just p… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,086 satisfied customers
Our buff orpington age 1 + years is lethargic, eating only
Hi, our buff orpington age 1 + years is lethargic, eating only some, is staying in coop. We noticed her comb is slightly off. I don't feel a mass in her abdomen. Her feathers look good. The scales on … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,086 satisfied customers
My buff Orpington is itching and jumpy and just wants to lie
My buff Orpington is itching and jumpy and just wants to lie in one of the nesting boxes … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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DVM
48,478 satisfied customers
My Buff Orpington hen recently had a retained egg of some
My Buff Orpington hen recently had a retained egg of some sort. She was waddling around the coop, and eventually stopped eating and moving. I realized that she was covered in maggots when I picked her… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
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22,051 satisfied customers
Hello, I live in Australia. We have four hens approx 20wks
Hello, I live in Australia. We have four hens approx 20wks old not yet laying. My Plymouth is unwell. Unbalanced, unable to get on the roost. She walks around however her feet seem wobbly and she ofte… read more
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hens: from our local feed store about 2 weeks ago..Two buff orpingtons
Hello. We just got 3 hens from our local feed store about 2 weeks ago. Two buff orpingtons and one delaware. They are approx 3 mos old. After one week, one of the buffs died. She was the tamest/sweete… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
We have a Buff Orphington who has a black, infected, smelly
We have a Buff Orphington who has a black, infected, smelly spot on her skin. She seems to be hiding in the corner of the coop, and is not active. What could this be?… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
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Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
im told my 28 week old Buff orpington has gout...lying..barn) unable
I'm told my 28 week old Buff Orpington has gout. I found her two days ago lying in the coop (which is really a barn) unable to move. We live in AZ where it is hot, but the coop has a ceiling fan and s… read more
Dr. Lisa
Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
1,297 satisfied customers
One of my hens, Geronimo, is not well. She is a Buff Orpington,
One of my hens, Geronimo, is not well. She is a Buff Orpington, about 4 years. She is lethargic for a couple of days. Will drink small amounts of water, uninterested in food. Her comb is listing to th… read more
Andrea Roberts
Andrea Roberts
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