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She has a very swollen and inflamed vent and surrounding
She has a very swollen and inflamed vent and surrounding area. Extremely lethargic. I have bathed her twice, applied cold peas to help with swelling. My husband is picking up probiotics. She's a very … read more
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Very lethargic 1.5 year old hen, can't stand up on her own.
Very lethargic 1.5 year old hen, can't stand up on her own. Vent is pulsing, and her abdomen is swollen and warm. … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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I think my chicken is egg bound. Think since yesterday i see
thanks. Think since yesterday i see egg shells soft … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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She has a very swollen belly. Chicken. Yesterday - although
yesterday - although she was acting odd the day before yesterday. I gave her 4 epson salt soaks yesterday and have given her a little tums. She is 3 years old. I didn't think she was laying anymore. … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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My 3 yr old hen is acting more lethargic. No discharge eyes,
My 3 yr old hen is acting more lethargic. No discharge eyes, nose, comb darker red with hint of purple tips, Crop feels fine, checked vent, doesnt feel like any egg, had dried pop on her butt, feet lo… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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54,490 satisfied customers
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
Avian Medicine Residency
3,780 satisfied customers
My hen is not pooping much but strains to do it a lot. I
My hen is not pooping much but strains to do it a lot. I don't think she is egg-bound, but maybe I don't know what it should feel like. I put my gloved and lubricated index finger straight back in her… read more
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Dr. Rein
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My chicken has a large red swollen area between her vent and
My chicken has a large red swollen area between her vent and her legs. She has trouble walking and kind of waddles (more than usual). I don't believe it's a prolapsed vent - nothing hanging our of ven… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
54,490 satisfied customers
My birds combs have some occasional spots. Dark hard ones to
My birds combs have some occasional spots. Dark hard ones to white tiny ones. If a smoker flicked their cigarette ash and it landed on your birds comb. It may be nothing and it may be the start of a s… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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DVM
54,490 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
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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DVM
54,490 satisfied customers
I have 5 egg laying hens. I am relatively un-experienced.
Hello. I have 5 egg laying hens. I am relatively un-experienced. However, my birds eat the right feed (egg-laying feed) and I feed and water them very well and keep their coop clean with fresh hay onc… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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My chicken has been laying regularly for about 3 months with
My chicken has been laying regularly for about 3 weeks with no problems. Yesterday evening she became quite and withdrawn just before roosting up for the night. She then passed the egg yolk and white … read more
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Dr_Kitty
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Doctoral Degree
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Hi, I have a sick chicken. Her comb is floppy, she is puffed
Hi, I have a sick chicken. Her comb is floppy, she is 'puffed up' and her legs are wide apart and she is 'waddling'. She is still eating and drinking. She had diarrhea which appears to have stopped, b… read more
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Fiona Steel
Veterinarian
Bachelor's Degree
224 satisfied customers
I have a chicken that is egg bound. She has been this way sense
I have a chicken that is egg bound. She has been this way sense yesterday. Ive tried moist heat. What else can I do?… read more
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
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
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Fiona Steel
Veterinarian
Bachelor's Degree
224 satisfied customers
hens: fluffed..eyes closed..pale..sh had liquid coming out of her vent
I found one of my hens in her nezting box today all fluffed up, not wanting to move, and wants to keep her eyes closed. He come is very pale as well. I picked her up to examine her and noticed that sh… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
We think our chicken is egg bound. We dont know she last lay
We think our chicken is egg bound. We don't know she last lay an egg - the chickens just finished their molt and the other chickens are laying. Her tail is down, she has yellow discharge from her butt… read more
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
A few weeks ago one of my hens had eggshell hanging from her
A few weeks ago one of my hens had eggshell hanging from her vent, she seemed to pass it after a short time but since then she has been passing what looks like lumps of flesh, one piece was a tube abo… read more
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Fiona Steel
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224 satisfied customers
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