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ONE EYE CLOSED & SPOTS

One of our hens suddenly has a closed eye and small crusty black spots on her comb on the same side. The wattle on that side is mottled red and white,

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HEAVY HEN - IS SHE FAT?

My one hen is less than a year old but appears to be really overweight. Am I over feeding her? She always appears hungry. Her breast are huge and seem

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very sick hen

I have a hen that has been isolated for over 2 weeks now..my whole flock was infested with lice, that has been taken care of, however this particular hen

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VENT ISSUE

I have four baby bantam chicks, one of which had a red butt, and I noticed the other three were pecking at it. I've separated the sick baby. She/he wouldnt

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LOST TAIL & BALANCE

This has been going on for 3 months now. My rooster normally big n tough has lost his tail n balance overnight. I looked at his tail n feathers underneath

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YELLOW COMB

Our Plymouth Wyandotte cook is 22 weeks old and never laid an egg. Her comb has turned yellow.

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RESPIRATORY DISTRESS

Our 5 week old chick is having labored breathing. It seems to have something wrong with one or both of its legs. It still eats and drinks. It also makes

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SOME BLOOD ON EGG

What would cause our chicken to be bleeding from her bottom? We noticed an egg had blood on it and looked at the chickens and one is all bloody on her

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ONE DEAD - ONE SNEEZING

I have 7 chickens. One of them has a flopped over pale comb and now it's starting to sneeze all the time. She still eats fine not sure if laying. I only

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EYES CLOSED - FEVER

My hen is sick. Its body is hot and it is not opening its eyes. There is something white in its eyes which is not letting it open them I have given it

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LETHARGIC CHICKENS

I have two chickens that won't walk around much. They take a couple steps then sit back down. Eating and drinking but not a lot. I don't know what is wrong

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SILKIE OFF-BALANCE

I have a 5 month old silkie hen. All of a sudden she is losing her balance. She can just be sitting down and fall over. We had to remove her from the

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ONE EYE CLOUDY

Dear Sharon, I have a gold sex link hen who 2 days ago began keeping her right eye closed. She is lethargic, but seems to be eating/drinking/pooping

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OFF-BALANCE BABY CHICK

Hello, We have a baby chick that hatched a couple of weeks ago. The chick has had a problem with balance and spends most of the time on it's side. It

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THIN EGG SHELLS

My 2 year old Rhode Island Red chicken is not laying regularly anymore, has paper thin eggs that break when she nests, has lost feathers on the front of

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