illness

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  2. J

    Hen with a swollen eye (with photo)

    Hello all, My hen has a swollen eyelid. I didn’t see anything stuck in her eye and I’m wondering if anybody knows what could be the cause —I’m hoping it is not related to a respiratory infection. She’s been healthy and is about four years old. She is acting normally, the only change in her is...
  3. P

    Very Sick Baby Turkey!!

    Hello! I am a new member to this community but have been actively reading and learning from this website since I started my poultry-loving journey early this year! I am sadly having a bit of a problem. I have a sick week-old baby turkey. She can’t poop on her own - she strains and pushes and...
  4. Shmegel

    Green Urate/Poop Death

    One of my coturnix quail dropped dead out of nowhere- perfect health, she was old, except I noticed green poop around the pen. The urate is green, I think, not the poop itself. Should I be worried about my other quail? What could cause this?
  5. MamaDuck1985

    Wing feathers injured

    Our Pekin duck has disfigured wing feathers and a strange discoloration that almost looks like mildew in places. She is not being picked on by the flock. She has access to a pond and has clean, dry bedding. The other ducks look healthy. We initially thought the discoloration might be genetic...
  6. A

    Goslings act fine, but can’t walk...

    My ten day-old goslings are falling ill, and I don’t know of what or why. They are currently on a chick starter formula with supplemented brewer’s yeast- not optimal, I know, but it is what’s available to me. They’ve also been receiving fresh grass with chick grit, oyster shell, and occasionally...
  7. C

    Help - sick hen

    Good evening people, I am new to both this site and backyard chicken raising. I have 4 hens and last night I noticed 1 hen stood alone in coop sleeping (she is usually the boss) this morning she is very lethargic, her comb is now flat, won’t eat, did not lay an egg today, has a runny nose...
  8. SilkieMomPoof

    Is my chicken sick?

    My Silkie hen has been panting a lot, and no longer likes eating mealworms? She gets excited and kills them, but then just leaves them and shakes her head at them. I still see her eating seeds and other feed so it's not like she isn't eating at all. She's not sneezing, but her cluck does sound a...
  9. 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...
  10. H

    Please help - anyone have any guesses on this mystery illness?

    Hi! Thanks so much in advance for advice here. I’m devastated that I keep losing birds and panicked that I will have to cull the whole flock including four new babies. 18 months ago, got 4 pullets. Immediately, one was very sick. Symptoms: lethargic, no “chicken behavior” like scratching...
  11. KMacK13

    Whats wrong with the Hens?

    One of my hens has fallen ill. She is a RI Red and about 5 years old. It started with a poopy butt, and then turned into a swollen abdomen, tight with fluids, which one day even moved to her chest. She is now waddling like a penguin and uses her wings to keep her balance. I initially thought she...
  12. athenasnow

    Eye swollen shut and very lethargic!

    One of my girls today has been very lethargic and one eye is bothering her. I saw her open it for a sec and it didn't seem red or anything. Just put an apron on her yesterday because she's been bullied and missing feathers. Wondering if she could have been pecked or scratched because she's lower...
  13. athenasnow

    Fighting or illness?

    Hi, One of my hens has really ratty tail feathers. Don't see anything like it on any of the others. Could this be from getting picked on or something else? She doesn't have any other issues- eats fine and is active. She isn't always the brightest bulb in the flock though. Is she just clumsy or...
  14. M

    Respiratory symptoms that come & go??

    Hi all, I’m new to owning chickens and i have flock of ten (10) five week old (5) pullets. Recently i noticed a chick in the back of the brooder opening her beak to breathe, breathing very heavy, sneezing (no nasal discharge, or discharge from the eyes, or discharge coming from anywhere). I...
  15. J

    White foaming chicken poop?

    I am a new chicken owner and one of my four chickens has been having some problems. She's always been a regular layer but the past too days she hasnt laid a full egg but more like pooped out 2 very very soft shells on the coop floor. Today she has been having a lot of diarrhea and is now pooping...
  16. E

    Prolapsed vent & nothing helping it!

    Hi all, I have a Rhode Island Red Hybrid just under 2 years old. Yesterday morning we discovered a prolapsed vent and after doing some research we tried fixing it with honey, sugar, warm water with an anti-septic, medical talc & even a haemorrhoid cream! However after a few minutes it the...
  17. H

    Eye - illness or injury?

    Hi all, I have an 18-month old Australorp chicken who seems to have an issue with her eye. See pics. She has been a bit lethargic the last few days and my husband saw her have diarrhea. Now, she is walking around with one eye closed. She is able to open the eye, but primarily keeps it closed and...
  18. C

    Sick Duck

    Hello all, I have a sick duck I think. It is a 8-9 week old white peking duck and it won't extend it's neck even while walking. I should add that sometimes it will extend its neck but only about half way. It has whitish diarrhea, eye discharge and can get around but struggles it looks like...
  19. L

    infectious bronchitis virus 🦠

    Hi, does anyone have a good resource for a home test kit for IBV? My main layer flock or 6 month old hens have had a bit of rattling going on since late March. I gave herbs, VetRX and garlic/ACV and they improved in about 3 weeks but now their egg quality has dropped significantly. Thin...
  20. C

    Please help my sick quail!

    Hi all, I'd appreciate any advice anybody can give. I have 12 quail and they are 2 weeks old now. It has all been going fine but today I noticed some are not thriving. There are 4 in the flock who have stopped being able to walk. they are just lying down and sleeping and when I put them on their...
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