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My female turkey has a swollen face on just one side below
My female turkey has a swollen face on just one side below her eye. It's soft and squishy... she had had it for 2 days. I'm not certain whether it's a abscess, sinusitis or a bug bite. Looking for ans… read more
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I had one die last night from what I thought was egg bound.
Hello, I had one die last night from what I thought was egg bound. Now I have three more in the flock that sound like they are having a hard time breathing (snore like) and one keeps stretching her ne… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I have a chicken that out of no where started limping she
I have a chicken that out of no where started limping she was stressed a lot because the chickens were picking on her before the limp started. I have isolated her & her sister for company. She has los… read more
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I just noticed that several laying hens has black spots on
I just noticed that several laying hens has black spots on there comb and one hen has one eye crested over and she has black spots on her comb.… read more
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I currently have only 3 chickens, as I lost one last week,
I currently have only 3 chickens, as I lost one last week, she was very unwell lost all her weight I was informed she had a large tumer in her belly. Since then one of my other hens is acting really m… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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my hen has strange lumpy sores on her beak and has a pail comb.
my hen has strange lumpy sores on her beak and has a pail comb. she is very unwell and has slowly gotten weaker and weaker over a few weeks… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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hello, we had a beautiful little silkie die yesterday. She
hello, we had a beautiful little silkie die yesterday. She was less than 1 y.o. she initially presented with watery diarrhoea and lethargy. her vent had a white/yellow crusty coating and she had a thi… read more
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Dr. Bob
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My Americauna Hen is very weak, has green foul smelling diarrhea
My Americauna Hen is very weak, has green foul smelling diarrhea with lots of white stuff (urine) on it, she's walking around all day, kind of separately from the flock, scratching around, but hardly … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
chicken has "warty" like growths on both sides fo her face,
chicken has "warty" like growths on both sides fo her face, ugly numerous lumps,1 side has damaged her eye. any idea what it is and how to treat?… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a ringneck about 5 years old.the last few days it has
I have a ringneck about 5 years old.the last few days it has been quiet and not eating. now if I feed him (only wet bread) he shakes and puts his head up like a baby bird waiting for its mother. its a… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Hi our pekin bantam is a bit poorly today. She wont leave
Hi our pekin bantam is a bit poorly today. She won't leave the house and has very dark poo with the white part looks a green/yellow colour. She has just been broody but now ok. Yesterday she was fine … read more
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Fiona Steel
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hens: normally healthy..droppings hanging on her vent feathers..lumps
We have 3 hens wich normally healthy except for one who has a continual lump of droppings hanging on her vent feathers. We have washed and removed the lumps but the reappear very quickly. Her vent loo… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
Hi there My chickens are six weeks old. One of them jsut
Hi there My chickens are six weeks old. One of them jsut died today and three are sick. The main sysmptoms are taht their eyes swell and close, they gulp, they are hunched and lethargic and dont eat. … read more
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Fiona Steel
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224 satisfied customers
I have silky hens. One birdn has scabby eyes. Both eyes affected.
I have silky hens. One birdn has scabby eyes. Both eyes affected. Looks like scale on head. Still has appetitie. Head not swollen looks normal. I have isolated bird. Eyes look as if sunken a bit flat.… read more
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
We have a wild turkey with some infection of her head. Her
We have a wild turkey with some infection of her head. Her head has growths covering her head. She is also partially blind. My reason for needing an answer is that poultry disease is easily spread to … read more
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Dr. Pat
Veterinarian Avian Health Consultant
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
Our chickens exhibit random shaking of their heads, more like
Our chickens exhibit random shaking of their heads, more like flicking from side to side. This has only started recently and has me concerned.… read more
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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I think my chickens may have fowl pox, thay have what looks
I think my chickens may have fowl pox, thay have what looks like a rash or warts on the crown of there head and under there mouth on the red thing.can you please tell me what to do. Is it safe to eat … read more
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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horses: which became sick with green diarrhea..parasite..sickness
I had 2 male guiena hens which became sick with green diarrhea last week within about 5 days 1 died and the other we had to euthinize in fear my cats and horses would contract a nasty parasite or dise… read more
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