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Very lethargic chicken with deep greek, solid droppings.
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Our hen's comb was falling over and she started swaying her
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I have 2 barred rock hens about 8 weeks old that have a
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veterinarian, practice owner
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My hen has impacted crop. She is getting very thin. We have
Hi my hen has impacted crop. She is getting very thin. We have isolated her and fed her just yoghurt for three days. I made her vomit three days ago but not since as she's resistant. Do you have any A… read more
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My chicken is extremely lethargic. Has tons of poop all over
My chicken is extremely lethargic. Has tons of poop all over it's backside..none of the others. I had to wake the chicken that was standing outside. When I threw down corn she never moved. I was able … read more
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My hen is sleeping constantly and not running towards
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Lethargic, not moving about, not eating, drinking... doesn't
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,098 satisfied customers
My chicken seems to have very bad vertigo. She cant walk
My chicken seems to have very bad vertigo. She cant walk straight and is stumbling around. What could be causing that? It just started today. Shes also going through a very heavy molt right now. … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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Not active, not eating, just stands in place and fall asleep
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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I have a 7 yr. old Barred Rock that has lost her appetite &
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I have 14 chickens, four of which are two years old. All laying
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I have one hen who is 5 months old and has shown a rapped sign
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my chicken was limping and falling to the side and has a droopy
my chicken was limping and falling to the side and has a droopy tail and very hard large crop. she started moulting weeks ago and stopped laying. she was fine 2 days ago then this morning started acti… read more
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I have an Orpington Hen whose neck has been bent to one side since friday (2 days) She is
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Dr. Bob
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My son received 24 baby chicks for 4H in mid October of 2010.
My son received 24 baby chicks for 4H in mid October of 2010. I brought them to our farm and put them in one of our very cleaned out horse stalls until we can finish our chicken house with fence. We f… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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chicken: looked sleepy..one eye had little bubbles/foam..breathing
I have bought 4 chickens at an auction on Saturday, they all looked fine until today when one chicken looked sleepy and didn't come out of the coop. On closer examination the hen had one closed eye, o… read more
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