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One of my hens passed on Sunday. When I picked her up, I was
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I have seven (7) beautiful hens, of different breeds. I
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I have a black astralourp hen who has become ill. She is not
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Hello Dr.Bob. I have today lost one of my one year old Rhode
Hello Dr.Bob. I have today lost one of my one year old Rhode Island Red chooks ( she was one year old). She had recently been producing eggs with thin shells which cracked easily, for which I was givi… read more
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2,854 satisfied customers
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one out of two of my cockatiels stop squawking, chirping. Looks
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Dr. Dan
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My two back yard chickens are refusing to eat or make noise.
My two back yard chickens are refusing to eat or make noise. both just stare. one is just laying down. I stand her up, she walks a bit and lies back down. They both were fine two days ago. No injuries… read more
Deb Jankura
Deb Jankura
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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
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hen: rescue..death: A widened gate; Walking with the tail..pale
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Dr. B.
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hen: yard..real interested when I throw down scratch feed
My two year old hen has been a little droopy lately. She still goes out with the others and pecks around the yard, but doesn't seem real interested when I throw down scratch feed. She has some poopy d… read more
crtrdr
crtrdr
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chickens: thin shelled eggs with spots of sand..listless..eating well
Hi~ I have a flock of four backyard chickens, 6 mo old. One of them seems ill: she has not laid an egg in 3 days, and in the 2 wks prior laid thin shelled eggs with spots of sand-like grit on the shel… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have a turkey who is holding his head and neck in a hunched
I have a turkey who is holding his head and neck in a hunched position a bit off to the side and near his body. I recently had a chicken die who was hunched up (I thought she had been injured by a dog… read more
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
hen: less than 12 mths old, has become listless, unsteady..crop
My Australorp hen, less than 12 mths old, has become listless, unsteady on feet and has an empty crop. She seems to have lost quite a bit of weight. This became evident yesterday. She has a chicken, 7… read more
Dr. Elaine
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a chicken/hen that has not looked well since Saturday
I have a chicken/hen that has not looked well since Saturday when I found her standing over a dead chicken in the chicken shed/hut. I seperated her on Saturday morning after I found her as she did not… read more
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finch: not appear well and sits & softly chirps..she throws in there
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Dr. Lisa
Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
1,297 satisfied customers
chicks: no signs..behaving..respiratory..fertilised eggs that hatched
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Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
chickens: to animal attacks..lay..listless..others comb appears fine
Hi, I have recently lost 2 chickens to animal attacks and replaced them with point of lay hens. The 2 that I still had reacted agressively at first but now seem to have become listless and the bigger … read more
Dr. Lisa
Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
1,297 satisfied customers
Help my hens are ill. One has just died. Her feathers turned
Help my hens are ill. One has just died. Her feathers turned yellow from white, she was listless. She is only 6 months or so old. Now the other two are looking peeky, they are moulting and dont want t… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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Dr. Pat

Dr. Pat

Bird Veterinarian

3,596 satisfied customers

25+ years working primarily or exclusively with birds

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Dr. Bob

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2,854 satisfied customers

35 years in general practice, including avian.

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BVMS MRCVS

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