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😩. I have only four laying ladies. One seems droopy and has
😩. I have only four laying ladies. One seems droopy and has liquid stools. She isn't moving around much even tho I did let them outside today. I suppose I can just watch her. Thinking she may have ea… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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Last night when I locked up my coop all of my girls were
Last night when I locked up my coop all of my girls were there. I couldnt find one of my hens this morning and found her sitting in one spot shivering. It is cold here (low teens last night) and we ha… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,429 satisfied customers
New rooster about 5 mo old. Got him home and noticed he
New rooster about 5 mo old. Got him home and noticed he didn't crow. He tries to but no sound. Rattled breathing (congestion) eating like a normal bird. Drinking good. Sneezing. I immediately started … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
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I have one rooster with bad mucous drainage, he seems fine
I have one rooster with bad mucous drainage, he seems fine one minute and then is down the next his eyes are red but not swollen, another hen seems to be gasping for breath and I don't notice any muco… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
My Cornish cross are showing respiratory distress blood in
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Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
I have a wheezing chicken. One of my 3 year old flock started wheezing
I have a wheezing chicken. One of my 3 year old flock started wheezing, and breathing loudly. She stopped but a couple of the others her age just started. They are eating well and their comb color is … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
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43,823 satisfied customers
I have a chicken that appears to be twitching her head to one side. on loner observation i
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Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 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
7,940 satisfied customers
My black cochin hen has swollen eyes and area around eyes and
My black cochin hen has swollen eyes and area around eyes and every morning her eyes are stuck closed,and she has a discharge in them.I've isolated her from the flock and I've been cleaning them daily… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
Several of my chickens have what appears to be a cold. Nasal
Several of my chickens have what appears to be a cold. Nasal and occular discharge and lethergy. One has died. I am giving them a tetracycline soluable powder in their water. Need advice on further tr… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
Just went out to check chickens and found small Rhode Island
Just went out to check chickens and found small Rhode Island Red audibly wheezing, stretching her neck out with each breath, closing her eyes. Another chicken, a Buff Orpington, is sneezing and wheezi… read more
Dr. Wally
Dr. Wally
Small Animal Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
273 satisfied customers
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15 chickens seem healthy except for loss of head and neck feathers. Now, 2 dead in one week. All seem to have some degree of feather loss. Cascade mountains, so cooped up extensively this winter due t… read more
Dr. Wally
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Doctoral Degree
273 satisfied customers
chicken: Bubbly, swollen eyes, sneezing and wheezing and lethargic
I had one chicken showing symptoms yesterday, today I have 5 more. Bubbly, swollen eyes, sneezing and wheezing and lethargic with watery stool. I live in New York and it's been very cold, has recently… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
I have 2 chickens ( 1 roosters and 1 hen) who have showed paralysis
I have 2 chickens ( 1 roosters and 1 hen) who have showed paralysis and eventually death. I have 1 rooster right now that is in the paralysis stage. These chickens are almost 3 years old. My entire fl… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
Our Welsummer rooster just died. We noticed this morning that
Our Welsummer rooster just died. We noticed this morning that he did not appear to be interested in eating and his comb was a little pale. This evening we noticed that he seemed to be sneezing and whe… read more
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Dr. Elaine
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Doctoral Degree
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seabright bantam chicken 7 months old. When I was feeding the
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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Hi there. We have a mallard duck that has returned for her
Hi there. We have a mallard duck that has returned for her third season with us. It has been a joy having her return each year. Last year she had five ducklings and was a protective and attentive moth… read more
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