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I am new to the chicken world and have 14 lovely bird that
I am new to the chicken world and have 14 lovely bird that we started about 6 to 7 weeks ago and need advice with one bird loosing feathers on her back. Normally her new wing feathers cover this area … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,515 satisfied customers
I had a budgie fly into my window a few days ago, no one has
hello! i had a budgie fly into my window a few days ago, no one has claimed her/him yet so ill take care of it unless i can find the original owner! however it has some red skin under its wing and im … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,515 satisfied customers
I accidentally stepped on my bird tonight and it lost quite
i accidentally stepped on my bird tonight and it lost quite bit of feathers (under its wing area but not the actual wing) it doesn't seem to be limping or have blood in its stool but she won't stop pl… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,515 satisfied customers
I have female eclectus parrot.Red swollen area developed on
i have female eclectus parrot.Red swollen area developed on wing how to treat that.Also she is in habil of plucking her wing very badly.help needed … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,515 satisfied customers
I bought s 10 week old cockatiel we'd before last, he had a
Hi I bought s 10 week old cockatiel we'd before last, he had a tiny scruffy patch on his neck but my ducks are all moulting so I assumed it was the last of his baby fluff coming out like my ducks. I h… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,515 satisfied customers
One of my chickens has lost all her head feathers. sally- 2
one of my chickens has lost all her head feathers. … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
44,734 satisfied customers
I have a sick chicken. She was laying in the nesting box all
I have a sick chicken. She was laying in the nesting box all day for a few days. All her feathers are missing on her underbelly. She fluffs up and makes clucking noises when we go near. She seems to b… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
We have several chickens with missing feathters. I do know
We have several chickens with missing feathters. I do know some is normal around the wings and head because of the rooster, some from a bully in the flock. What concerns me is that some of the exposed… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have a Barred Plymouth Rock with diarrhea and red red skin.
I have a Barred Plymouth Rock with diarrhea and red red skin. I washed off the dried soiled feathers, but I am not sure what to do to treat the inflamed skin. She is not exhibiting any other symptoms.… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
21,704 satisfied customers
Rooster: back yard..four Buff..her feathers, mostly around her head
I have eight back yard chickens, four Barred Rocks and four Buff's and one Rooster. I live in Michigan so they stay in the hen house most of the time. I noticed a couple of days ago, one of the Barred… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
21,704 satisfied customers
My one-year-old Barred Rock chicken is losing feathers like
My one-year-old Barred Rock chicken is losing feathers like crazy. I can now see her bare bottom for about 2" on each side of her anal opening, and she literally leaves a trail of feathers. She seems … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I just discovered that one of my chickens (the one who went
I just discovered that one of my chickens (the one who went broody recently and spent a lot of time on the nest) seems to have mites -- feather mites I suspect. I noticed that the "shoulders" of her w… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have 14 chickens. 4 are white silkies, one a rooster. They
I have 14 chickens. 4 are white silkies, one a rooster. They are wonderful healthy chickens and get along great with the other birds. I have been noticing lately that some of the silkies crests look l… read more
Fiona Steel
Fiona Steel
Veterinarian
Bachelor's Degree
224 satisfied customers
My chicken has lost all the feathers on her under belly. She
My chicken has lost all the feathers on her under belly. She appears healthy and full of energy but these feathers were lost 6 - 8 months ago and have never grown back. Today I noticed that her neck i… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have three Barred Rock Hybrid hens in NC. One has become
I have three Barred Rock Hybrid hens in NC. One has become lethargic recently and when let out of the run goes straight for a dust bath and lays in the dirt for long periods of time. We have had them … read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
Hen: feathers..1-3 wide along croup, breast bone to lower abdomen.
Patient: 2yo barred Plymouth Rock Hen with area of no feathers approx. 1-3" wide along croup, breast bone to lower abdomen. Symptoms found approx. 2 months ago. Areas of redness along line of no feath… read more
Dr. Laura Devlin, DVM, DABVP
Dr. Laura Devlin, DVM, DABVP
Veterinarian, DABVP Canine/Feline
Doctoral Degree
1,190 satisfied customers
We adopted a beautiful Eclectus Parrot (female) one month ago.
We adopted a beautiful Eclectus Parrot (female) one month ago. It had a bald spot on her 'shoulder' which we were told was caused when the pet store tried clipping its' wings. She was at the pet store… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Veterinarian Avian Health Consultant
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
chickens: small flock..feathers as if she were just molting
I have a small flock of chickens which i keep in 2 separate pens side by side. They are all silkie bantems. One of my hens began to loose some feathers as if she were just molting, but it has continue… read more
Andrea Roberts
Andrea Roberts
veterinary surgeon
Bachelor's Degree
1,292 satisfied customers
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Dr. Bob

Dr. Bob

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2,854 satisfied customers

35 years in general practice, including avian.

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