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I have two chickens with one eye swollen and puffy. I have
I have two chickens with one eye swollen and puffy. I have tried applying VetRx but one of the three is very lethargy. I am concern that this may affect the rest of the flock. … read more
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Chicken with swollen eye and it is shut. 11/2 year old. She
She does not want to eat or eat much. Shows sign of being sleepy. I feed her by hand and give her water by mouth with droplet. but left eye is shut and swollen… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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I have over 100 chickens. I have two young hens with very swollen
I have over 100 chickens. I have two young hens with very swollen pussy eyes on one side. I'm afraid this will spread to my whole flock. I had a duck with the same thing but in both eyes. I gave the h… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
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we have 80 chicken chicks and 20 turkey chicks - 3 days old
we have 80 chicken chicks and 20 turkey chicks - 3 days old - and so far 2 turkeys arrived dead, 2 have died since, and one chicken chick has died today. They all seem to start breathing through their… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
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My Chinese silkie chicken has a nasal/eye infection. I tried
My Chinese silkie chicken has a nasal/eye infection. I tried antibiotics and an eye antibiotic for 7 days. I don't see a change and I am guessing it is a fungus and I would treat it if I knew what to … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
MY younger birds and some adult birds start off whe, gasping
MY younger birds and some adult birds start off wheezing, gasping and start turning darker. When they start to die their feet contract, become distorted and then they die. do they have?… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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hens are getting a whitish lump around the eye that keeps swelling,
hens are getting a whitish lump around the eye that keeps swelling, until I put them out of their misery or they die, have tried treating all 200 birds with tetracycline soluble powder, but am losing … read more
Dr_Kitty
Dr_Kitty
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I started out with about 24 chicken of different breeds. About
I started out with about 24 chicken of different breeds. About 6 months ago one would get sick then die. The symptoms are usually [1] eye looked infected usually swollen shut, weight loss, then stagge… read more
Dr_Kitty
Dr_Kitty
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
122 satisfied customers
My 3 month old Black Copper Maran rooster has clear to yellowish
My 3 month old Black Copper Maran rooster has clear to yellowish discharge from his beak/nose and a little bit of bubbly eye discharge in one eye. No sneezing, loss of appetite/water, everything else … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
My Barnevelder hen has a pale, shrivelled comb and wattle,
My Barnevelder hen has a pale, shrivelled comb and wattle, seems lethargic and loses her balance easily. Our other 3 hens (Sussex, Orpington and Isa Brown) all seem fine. The Barnevelder has been unwe… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Hi have chickens and turkeys. A friend gave some barn chickens
Hi have chickens and turkeys. A friend gave some barn chickens and it seems my birds caught a sinus infection. I have lost 2 8 week old turkey chicks. They started sneezing then got swollen sinuses an… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
i have one dead chicken and one with a bloody vent, other chickens
i have one dead chicken and one with a bloody vent, other chickens are pecking at her, i have seen one or two week eggs and one or two ridged eggs recently, i thought this was a lack of grit so added … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have a chicken who is breathing through her beak and is wheezing.
I have a chicken who is breathing through her beak and is wheezing. She shows no other signs of illness. She has a bright eye and comb. She seems ok but she does spend a little more time in the ark th… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
hens: is sneezing/coughing and her eyes look..wet and cold weather
My husband came in this morning saying that one of my young Maran hens is sneezing/coughing and her eyes look like she is holding them closed a bit. She is still eating and drinking and free ranging. … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
My chickens are wheezing and sneezing and losing weight quickly
My chickens are wheezing and sneezing and losing weight quickly - I have put tetracycline in their water but some are not able to drink because of the discharge from their nasal passages. I have had t… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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I have several chickens in a coup i have had a few die over
I have several chickens in a coup i have had a few die over a period of time and they all seem to die the same way thier eyes turn white and they dont move around much then a couple days later they ar… read more
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Dr. Wally
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a chicken, hen, with a swollen head can you tell me
I have a chicken, hen, with a swollen head can you tell me about swollen head syndrome. Thank you… read more
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Fiona Steel
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Bachelor's Degree
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i have chickens, egg production is down,they have runny nasial
i have chickens, egg production is down,they have runny nasial mucus and slowen eyes.what is it and how do I treet it .!!!!!!!!!! help please… read more
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Andrea Roberts
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