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One of my hens is having some uncoordination trouble.
Hello, one of my hens is having some uncoordination trouble. Appetite and general disposition are good, but she is stumbling forward, bottom up when trying to stand. When standing, she is wobbly … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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I have a broody silkie hen that just hatched 3 babies. I
Hi! I have a broody silkie hen that just hatched 3 babies. I just noticed that the mama hen has her eyes crusted shut and the babies have some red mites on them. I just gave all of them a quick dust b… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
54,490 satisfied customers
About 2 days ago we noticed her limping. Last night I found
About 2 days ago we noticed her limping. Last night I found her laying on the ground unable to move. I brought her in the house. I was able to get her to drink and eat some dried worms. She has pooped… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
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Thank you for this service. I have some "backyard"
i have some "backyard" chickens..one of the older hens has been very lethargic she has not been laying and i noticed that her belly is very bare with no feathers.. … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Avian Medicine Residency
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My 8 year old chicken has been struggling to stand up and
My 8 year old chicken has been struggling to stand up and walk. No sign of any trauma. Eating normally and other 3 chickens seem fine. When she does walk she struggles and can't seem to stand up all t… read more
Dr Linda
Dr Linda
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9 month old chicken began struggling to walk and would
9 month old chicken began struggling to walk and would rather sit and eat. she would walk a few steps to the coop ( like her feet hurt) then sit for a while. She is still very heavy and fat. Next day … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
54,490 satisfied customers
I just noticed that the backs of 3 of my chickens, just about
I just noticed that the backs of 3 of my chickens, just about the tail area, are missing feathers and have a little blood showing. One of the chickens, the one with the biggest area like this, has a y… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
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One of our hens (we inherited her and I believe she is about
One of our hens (we inherited her and I believe she is about 10 months old) is losing her toes a digit at a time and very quickly. We have removed her from the others because the attack her. Obviously… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
Ive got a rhode island red hen that is about 12 months old
I've got a rhode island red hen that is about 12 months old and lives in a generously sized coop (8'X4') with 5 other hens. They have an attached run and I let them free range so space is not a proble… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Veterinarian Avian Health Consultant
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
Hi, my 4 yr old ex battery hen - who is very much a well loved
Hi, my 4 yr old ex battery hen - who is very much a well loved pet!! has just had a lot of feathers missing to her front over the past few days and her under belly quite red looking although no blood … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
We have a one year old Buff Orpington "Bertha" whos co
We have a one year old Buff Orpington "Bertha" who's comb and waddles have become very pale in the last 24 hours. She was very lethargic this morning, but is out foraging with her 6 hen-mates now. She… read more
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EmergencyVets
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Doctoral Degree
634 satisfied customers
chickens: thin shelled eggs with spots of sand..listless..eating well
Hi~ I have a flock of four backyard chickens, 6 mo old. One of them seems ill: she has not laid an egg in 3 days, and in the 2 wks prior laid thin shelled eggs with spots of sand-like grit on the shel… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
hen: Buff..looks like she has scaley leg, with the scaling spreading
We have 5 Buff Orpintons. One hen looks like she has scaley leg, with the scaling spreading now to the second leg. Since our hens don't know much about handling, what would be the best way to help the… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Hello, We have 3 Rhode Island Reds (hens) -one has been acting
Hello, We have 3 Rhode Island Reds (hens) -one has been acting bizarre for about a week. She seems to have trouble walking, sits down frequently, even to eat (no decrease in appetite nor egg laying), … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
hen: month old..couch..cooing noises, but sleepy and lethargic..laying
my 3 month old hen is eating and drinking, and sitting on the couch making cooing noises, but sleepy and lethargic. She can barely stand and when she does she leans to one side and puts her wings out … read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
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Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
We have a small flock of chickens, all seem to be healthy,
We have a small flock of chickens, all seem to be healthy, good layers, peaceful. One of the barred rocks has had bare, red, irritated flesh on vent area since she was a chick, now this seems to be wo… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Veterinarian Avian Health Consultant
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
Two Rhode Island Red hens have molting feathers on their back
Two Rhode Island Red hens have molting feathers on their back by the tail feathers and one is getting a bare spot. Is this mites and if so what is the treatment both for the chickens and the coop?… read more
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Andrea Roberts
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Bachelor's Degree
1,292 satisfied customers
Hi, Have an Isa Brown hen aged about 21/2 years. She stands
Hi, Have an Isa Brown hen aged about 21/2 years. She stands in one place the whole day and doesn't struggle when picked up. She has a pale comb which is still erect, is puffed up and shivering/trembli… read more
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Andrea Roberts
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