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  1. L

    Help! First time trying to diagnose a sick chicken (photos attached)

    Hello everyone! I've always been a lurker, reading posts and gather information, but at the moment I'm stumped and worried I may or may not be doing the right things. I have a 6mo. Australorp hen who we found on November 30th acting pretty unusual in the coop the other day. We brought her...
  2. Grey Gables

    Not sure what’s wrong — dehydration? Parasites?

    Hi, My 5 month old RIR has not been herself the last few hours. I went to let my chickens out of their run and everyone excitedly ran out. She did not, which is very unusual. She eventually slowly walked out toward the others. She kept stopping and standing still for lengths of time. High was...
  3. 1234chicken4321

    Reintroducing ill chicken

    Hi, I've had an ill chick which I've kept separate (with its mum) for over a month. The vet said (over the phone) I can now let it back out with the others and stop giving it the antibiotics. Its been a couple of days and it seems fine off the medicine, but its still got a sneeze. The mother...
  4. 1234chicken4321

    Chick still ill after vet?

    Hi, Long story short I had five 2 week old chicks but three died after they all contracted some respiratory problem. I felt so bad for the gasping little guys o tool them to the vets around the start of the month and got some medicine. 2 weeks on that hadn't cured the last two so we've switched...
  5. Catbutts

    Is this a sign of respiratory problem?

    One of my chicken keep sneezing like this. Is it normal behavior? Or is she sick?
  6. NineChickens

    Unbalanced hen; falling with bad aim. HELP!

    I have a Rhode Island Red hen who is about 4 years. I moved about a year ago and unfortunately i lost 2 female ducks to predators we didn’t know were around. That left my one male duck with my flock of hens. He has shown a lot of interest in my Rhode Island Red hen, Lucy, and started trying to...
  7. 1234chicken4321

    Ill chicks, please help??

    One of my chicks being raised free range by its mums (it has two) seems to have a cold. It stops every few seconds and seems to look up and wheeze with a rare sneeze. It still runs around and eats fine but its had it a few days and seems a bit worse. I know how quickly they can go down hill, so...
  8. chicksonline

    My chicken is ill and i cant work out what’s wrong

    My chicken RJ - naked neck x white leghorn she’s two years old bred from me she’s just finished being broody but now she’s gasping to breathe and not eating, she also has an impacted crop. its not canker as has been on medication and not helped i have massaged her crop and it’s not moved, i...
  9. 3

    Mystery Diagnosis: Chicken Edition - HELP ! ! !

    Greetings Backyard Chickens Community, This is my first time posting on here and reaching out directly for help, though I’ve read dozens of threads over the past little over a year of keeping hens in our small suburban backyard and all the minor follies that have accompanied that endeavor. I’m...
  10. F

    Swollen belly (with pictures)

    Hi, I noticed today that our scatty legbar chicken was slow and didnt panic when I went near her so picked her up and noticed a big swelling underneath her. I cant feel anything hard like an egg in it, but I bathed her and have tried to snuggle her in case she's egg bound. She last laid two...
  11. WildCHILD400

    SICK RABBIT PLEASE HELP

    Hi I have a rabbit i Rescued a few years ago. He is usually so happy and full of energy and personality. Lately he hasn't been finishing his food and this morning I picked him up and he didn't even fight back. I offered him his favorite apple treat and he turned it away 3 times. I touched under...
  12. P

    Mucus buildup

    Hi, my gold laced orpington started laying two days ago. The problem started well before that but that’s just an age perspective. The last week or so she has been opening her mouth a lot like she’s chocking on something and trying to get it out. I’ve looked in her beak and there is nothing stuck...
  13. buffy-the-eggpile-layer

    Transitioning Convalesced Chicken Outside During Winter

    A couple months back we had to being our BO pullet into our basement infirmary coop due to unspecified illness. Through treatment (Corid, amoxicillin, special diet) we were able to bring her back and she even started laying beautiful eggs (that we sadly couldn't eat re: antibiotics)...
  14. Viergacht

    Suddenly strange-acting, cold, limp hen - please help!

    Hi folks, I'd appreciate any help or suggestions. Situation is this: Raquel is a 10 month old Barred Rock hen. We keep the chickens in a large back yard with access to their henhouse and the back porch, which is roofed. She seemed in perfect health at noon. We've been having heavy rain all day...
  15. My Pretty Pekins

    URGENT! Cockerel Problems

    Hey, We have a young cockerel (about 17 months) who is moulting and is rather raggedy around the neck and for some reason has over the past 2 days become very weak. He hardly crows, and has stopped calling for hens to come and get food, he eats it himself. He hardly has anything in his crop but...
  16. D

    Is my grand duck dying?

    Hello all. I hate to have met under these terms. My teen had to have a duck for her burthday back in April after I said No for 2 years. Fastforward, we have 2 ducks. Mom (drake mallard) and Pip (female). Pip laid a batch of 10 eggs last month. Never sat on them. Hasnt laid since then. She has...
  17. R

    New chicken - is she sick?? Help!

    Hi all, Three days ago I bought a new silkie and araucana from a local breeder. We have a flock of 10 other birds (bantams, silkies, polish, rhode island reds). The araucana appears to have settled in fine, although still getting pecked a bit, however I am really worried about the new silkie...
  18. E

    Ill Quail

    Hi, this is my first post and I'm a new user so forgive me if I didn't write this properly. Open to suggestions to improve. I have 2 female silver quails about a year old and 1 one them bullied the other when I first got them. I had them in my bird cage temporarily until I bought a big cage for...
  19. Ourpeeps123

    Chick is Smaller Than Others

    Hi! I got 6 chicks the other day from TSC. There are two Ameraucanas, two silver laced Wyandottes, and two Penedesencas. One of the Penedesencas is a lot smaller than all of the other chicks and stands in the corner while the others scratch the shavings. She also seems to sleep often. We just...
  20. JuneJ58732

    Rooster acting strange and has green poop

    Hello, my rooster hasn't been himself lately. I've been keeping an eye on him, but I'm worried I haven't taken this as seriously as I should have. Symptoms: He seems to be a bit lethargic: He isn't crowing nearly as much as he used to. He seems "down". Green poop: I've noticed in his...
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