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She's a 4 year old hen and seemed to be egg bound but I
She's a 4 year old hen and seemed to be egg bound but I soaked her twice and went in to check if there was an egg and I didn't feel anything. She was positioned in the egg laying position 3 days ago. … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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Hen that is not hanging with the flock. When they all come
Hen that is not hanging with the flock. When they all come in the run, she goes into the coop. She hung out in the run while the others free ranged today. She's pooping and does eat and drink. Even th… read more
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DrPatsyFields
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Comb just starting to darken - a little lethargic. Not
comb just starting to darken - a little lethargic. Not interested in treats. … read more
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I have 3 hens. All are Rhode Island REds. 2 were born in
I have 3 hens. All are Rhode Island REds. 2 were born in April and one of them is laying an egg daily for about 2-3 weeks now . The other one has not laid any eggs. Another one is about 4 years old an… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,069 satisfied customers
I have 4 backyard chickens and yesterday my California
I have 4 backyard chickens and yesterday my California White started acting I'll. She layed egg in morning when I checked. I know it was her cause she is my only white egg. All day she layed around wi… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
This summer I had a hen die from something I have never encountered
This summer I had a hen die from something I have never encountered before. About two months later, a rooster died from the same, and now I have another hen suffering from this. Her eyes are swollen s… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
hen: yard..real interested when I throw down scratch feed
My two year old hen has been a little droopy lately. She still goes out with the others and pecks around the yard, but doesn't seem real interested when I throw down scratch feed. She has some poopy d… read more
crtrdr
crtrdr
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It looks like our chickens had a fight (or a cat attacked one
It looks like our chickens had a fight (or a cat attacked one of them and then they ran back into their coop. One of them has a bloody bloody comb (but eyes and rest of head seem alright. The other on… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
hen: 8 months old) who last week was lethargic..fecal matter..egg
I have a hen (8 months old) who last week was lethargic, not getting off roost. I took her out, saw fecal matter on her bottom, left to get cell to call a friend who has chicks, and when I came back o… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
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22,051 satisfied customers
Hello- I am new to raising chickens. I was given 5 chicks
Hello- I am new to raising chickens. I was given 5 chicks that I estimate were about a month old , 6 months ago, so they are now approximately 7 months old. I believe they are Bantams and all but one … read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Veterinarian Avian Health Consultant
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
I have a 7 month old layer, a blavk astrolorpe. She has a swelling
I have a 7 month old layer, a blavk astrolorpe. She has a swelling beneath her vent. I checked to see if she is egg bound and she seems ok and she just laid an egg this morning. She does not seem to b… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Hello Dr., I have a pullet about 8 months old, not yet laying.
Hello Dr., I have a pullet about 8 months old, not yet laying. About 8 days ago she demonstrated lethargy (not flocking with the others but drowsing on the ground) and seemed to lack appetite. She als… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Hen previously healthy now seems listless and withdrawn. when
Hen previously healthy now seems listless and withdrawn. when outside (freerange) does not hunt and peck as before and stands around with tail down and comb laying over to one side. Her stool is runny… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Veterinarian Avian Health Consultant
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
One of my Plymouth Barred Rocks lost an eye, which I noticed
One of my Plymouth Barred Rocks lost an eye, which I noticed last Thursday. I began putting some ophthalmic ointment in it, but it was white. No swelling. This morning I noticed a white streak on the … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
hen: shows signs..signs of labored breathing and a comb..herself
I have a less-than-2yr-old hen who has her entire back pecked, shows signs of labored breathing and a comb that is breaking down with black adhesions(?) on it. I noticed her turning her neck and pecki… read more
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
hen: month old..old blue..not layed an egg for 4 days..tail feathers
I have a 7 month old Blue Andolusian hen who has not layed an egg for 4 days and today she some out of her house but did not eat all day. Instead, she found a quiet place under some hedges and stood t… read more
Dr. Elaine
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
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Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
Chicken with swollen eye, hard scabby bump on her back. pics
Bantam hen has swollen left eye and hard, scabby bump on her back. Photos here: http://mikeandlisasfamily.shutterfly.com/19… read more
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