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My 9 month old hen is very lethargic and does not have a lot
My 9 month old hen is very lethargic and does not have a lot of balance. She is constantly sleeping. Never laid an egg before but I still … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Well I think she is randomly lying her eggs then eating
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I have young pullets that started laying for a few days then
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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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Found laying on coop floor, not moving, looked asleep but
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Two days ago, she was laying at the back of the coop,
Two days ago, she was laying at the back of the coop, sprawled out, mouth open like she was panting, very lethargic and didn't move at all when I picked her up. I brought her inside and gave her elect… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Very lethargic. Rooster. He's been eating good. He was
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DrMegan
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I think my hen is sick. In the last 1-2 days, she has become
in the last 1-2 days, she has become really lethargic and stopped drinking water... she will take a sip here and there, but the water dispenser is practically full. I noticed her food ran out maybe 4 days ago, and I've been trying to feed her scraps of food and I dumped the rest of what was left of her food for her. Her food hasn't come in the mail yet, but should be here today. However, I don't know if she will actually eat it. She hasn't been really eating much, but she tries. She doesn't roost anymore either. She perched on the ground last night for the first time. She normally has a floppy comb, but it looks extra floppy and a deeper red color. This morning is the first time I've noticed a frothy yellow poopy butt. … read more
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DrMegan
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Doctoral Degree
429 satisfied customers
My hen is sleeping constantly and not running towards
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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She is active but walking with her tail down. She walks like
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I believe she was laying an egg yesterday and it took her
I believe she was laying an egg yesterday and it took her all day. I figured it was normal since it was her first egg. We waited all day and kept checking on her and all we found was some egg whites. … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My Rhode Island Red chicken is lethargic and appears not to
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I have a small flock of older chickens (over 2.5 years old).
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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I have one hen who is 5 months old and has shown a rapped sign
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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I have three USA browns about 5months old. Two are not laying-one
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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One of our healthy looking Gold-sexlinked hens became very
One of our healthy looking Gold-sexlinked hens became very withdrawn after having laid eggs for about 20 days. Her eggs were getting bigger each day, but then she stopped laying eggs. And then she mop… read more
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jmayerdvm
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We have 6 hens, three rhode island reds and 3 buff orpingtons.
We have 6 hens, three rhode island reds and 3 buff orpingtons. One of the Buffs has become very lethargic, laboured breathing and wont go upstairs into coop in evenings. Very little movement during th… read more
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Dr. Bob
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