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I have had chickens for almost 10 years now and have never
i have had chickens for almost 10 years now and have never seen this behavior. 2 of my flock of 11 chickens have been doing this for a month or so. The two go into the coop and lay with each other in … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,921 satisfied customers
I have some questions about treating Bumblefoot in chickens
Hi! I have some questions about treating Bumblefoot in chickens and also wondering if my chicken has vent gleet. … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,921 satisfied customers
Bloody diarrhea and loss of feathers in her hind end. I have
Bloody diarrhea and loss of feathers in her hind end … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,921 satisfied customers
I have 3 hens. All are Rhode Island REds. 2 were born in
I have 3 hens. All are Rhode Island REds. 2 were born in April and one of them is laying an egg daily for about 2-3 weeks now . The other one has not laid any eggs. Another one is about 4 years old an… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,921 satisfied customers
We lost one hen 3 days ago...she just got quiet, stopped
We lost one hen 3 days ago...she just got quiet, stopped eating, stopped hopping up on roost to sleep, and died with no sign of anything around eyes, vent, etc. 2 days went by and now Emily is failing… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
47,307 satisfied customers
We were walking through the woods near Angel Fire, New Mexico,
We were walking through the woods near Angel Fire, New Mexico, and our dog sniffed around a low cedar bush. We pushed some limbs back and saw a 10" diameter flat clumping of fine, small feathers (gray… read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
27,343 satisfied customers
I have a Jersey Black Giant chicken, 3 years old, always a
I have a Jersey Black Giant chicken, 3 years old, always a reliable egg layer. However, she is losing feathers and has a red vent. The feather loss is not the same pattern as the regular molt -- she i… read more
Dr_Kitty
Dr_Kitty
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
122 satisfied customers
There is a pigeons nest about six feet up in bushes at end
There is a pigeons nest about six feet up in bushes at end of my garden. The birds are now fully formed miniature pigeons - two of them, and have come out of the nest and perching on adjacent small br… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
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
119 satisfied customers
I had a chicken die in the coop about 2 1/2 weeks ago. Upon
I had a chicken die in the coop about 2 1/2 weeks ago. Upon inspection it had a full crop blackish green discoloration in the abdomen. When cut open there was a bad odor and black stuff in abdominand … read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
Can chickens walk up a 4 ramp to get into nesting box How
Can chickens walk up a 4' ramp to get into nesting box? How high shoud the roost be? I have 8' ceiling in coop. Thanks/ Les Anderton [email protected]… read more
Fiona Steel
Fiona Steel
Veterinarian
Bachelor's Degree
224 satisfied customers
I have a pair of Rainbow lorikeets that were given to me by
I have a pair of Rainbow lorikeets that were given to me by my vet as they cannot fly - the female has laid 2 eggs at different times but as we were unaware thatthey had bred we didn't have a box in t… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have 23 laying hens, 4 of them have red,swollen, featherless
I have 23 laying hens, 4 of them have red,swollen, featherless vents. They seem fine other than that, the production is down some. The ones affected are almost 2 years old. What am I dealing with and … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
hen: month old..old blue..not layed an egg for 4 days..tail feathers
I have a 7 month old Blue Andolusian hen who has not layed an egg for 4 days and today she some out of her house but did not eat all day. Instead, she found a quiet place under some hedges and stood t… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
I have 10 parakeets in an outdoor aviary & would like to know
I have 10 parakeets in an outdoor aviary & would like to know what size winter roosting box do I need for them. I have seen some that are 13"H x 7"W x 9"D and a larger one that is 18 1/2"H x 8 1/2"W x… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
hen: three year old..cleaning this daily with antiseptic liquid..treat
I have got a three year old hen who has scabs around her vent, I have been cleaning this daily with antiseptic liquid and although she has brightened up in her behaviour the scabs don't seem to be get… read more
Dr. Hinson
Dr. Hinson
Associate Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,196 satisfied customers
I have 6 speckled sussex chickens hatched on May 26 of this
I have 6 speckled sussex chickens hatched on May 26 of this year. Healthy except in the last month or so 4 of them have lost a lot of feathers on their back by their tail so there is a bald patch ther… read more
Andrea Roberts
Andrea Roberts
veterinary surgeon
Bachelor's Degree
1,292 satisfied customers
Have had a limping hen on Predinzone for 6 days and no difference.
Have had a limping hen on Predinzone for 6 days and no difference. Will she be able to live a "good" life with the use of only one foot?… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
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Dr. Bob

Dr. Bob

Veterinarian

2,854 satisfied customers

35 years in general practice, including avian.

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Dr. Bruce

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Dr. MD Stafford

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