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Sick chicken. About 21 weeks, haven't eggs yet. No egg in
Sick chicken. About 21 weeks, haven't laid eggs yet. No egg in vent - checked twice. 4 /6 babies died a few weeks ago, but the last 2 have been healthy until now. This one is weak , wants us to pick h… read more
Dr. Patsy Fields
Dr. Patsy Fields
Veterinarian
Dvm
1,002 satisfied customers
I live in Montara and the smoke is pretty bad right now and
I live in Montara and the smoke is pretty bad right now and my chickens aren't acting like they usually are. They are usually always wanting to be out of their coop so they will run down the ladder ri… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,894 satisfied customers
I spoke with you earlier about Girly, a six-week-old female
I spoke with you earlier about Girly, a six-week-old female chicken with vent gleet - Her feathers are very wet under her vent (a large surface area). Do you think that that's from her own saliva - ?… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,894 satisfied customers
We are way out in the country and nothing open now. One of
We are way out in the country and nothing open now. One of our laying chickens is sick, Listlessness, not keeping up with the flock. We had a chicken die in the same flock withing the last week. We ar… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
47,230 satisfied customers
My hen hatched 8 sex link chicks 2 weeks ago. 2 days ago one
My hen hatched 8 sex link chicks 2 weeks ago. 2 days ago one anus turned red, swelled and is bloody. I separated it from its nest mates. Feces not being expelled. Lower body swelling with feces. We pu… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
One elderly hen in our flock of eight died a week ago and now
One elderly hen in our flock of eight died a week ago and now another elderly hen seems to be exhibiting the same symptoms: suddenly lacking in energy, unable to use legs properly, not interested in e… read more
Dr_Kitty
Dr_Kitty
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
122 satisfied customers
Hi, I raise chickens in 2 separate coops and runs. The second
Hi, I raise chickens in 2 separate coops and runs. The second coop has quite a few juvenile birds right now and since the run is not covered and most are in quarantine, they have not been let out of t… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have alittle chicken she got sick last week i have give
i have alittle chicken she got sick last week i have give her meds she is better but she cant walk can you help after she layed an egg she got where she could not walk… read more
oopiedoc
oopiedoc
senior veteriary associate
DVM
28 satisfied customers
Rooster: back yard..four Buff..her feathers, mostly around her head
I have eight back yard chickens, four Barred Rocks and four Buff's and one Rooster. I live in Michigan so they stay in the hen house most of the time. I noticed a couple of days ago, one of the Barred… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
22,045 satisfied customers
month old..was about 5 days old..limping for past 4 days..seemed ok
My pullet is about a month old I got her when she was about 5 days old. she is limping for past 4 days or so I noticed it and didn't check it out until two days ago. She had been like this before, but… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
hen: shows signs..signs of labored breathing and a comb..herself
I have a less-than-2yr-old hen who has her entire back pecked, shows signs of labored breathing and a comb that is breaking down with black adhesions(?) on it. I noticed her turning her neck and pecki… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
i have three hens,--- gloria, brenda and freda. brenda has
i have three hens,--- gloria, brenda and freda. brenda has been showing signs of being unwell she stays hunched up most of the time ans even when she has the run of the garden does not do much, she re… read more
Fiona Steel
Fiona Steel
Veterinarian
Bachelor's Degree
224 satisfied customers
15 chickens seem healthy except for loss of head and neck feathers.
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
Dr. Wally
Small Animal Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
273 satisfied customers
chicken: month old..laying and lost control of the cloaca..egg..mites
I have an 8 month old Americauna chicken who is laying and lost control of the cloaca around the vent. The pressure she has when passing an egg causes some the tissue to push out from the vent and the… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
Several of my layer hens have had featherless butts since early
Several of my layer hens have had featherless butts since early spring. Now I see a couple that have picked their feathers off of the crop area and at least one that is losing feathers off of her head… read more
Deb Jankura
Deb Jankura
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
326 satisfied customers
My pet chicken has been attacked by a dog and has a wound just
My pet chicken has been attacked by a dog and has a wound just above the parsons nose and her tail feathers have all been ripped out. I live in France and vets don't treat chickens in our area, they j… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have a female Cockatiel. Roughly 5 years old. She is Picking
I have a female Cockatiel. Roughly 5 years old. She is "Picking" at the area between her wings on her back. This area is lightly red, and she has removed a lot of the covering there. Any suggestions? … read more
Dr. Lisa
Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
1,297 satisfied customers
I have a plymouth hen that is 5 1/2 years old. 2 days ago she
I have a plymouth hen that is 5 1/2 years old. 2 days ago she became very weak that she can barely walk without almost falling over. She cannot get into the hen house at night as she is took weak. Whe… read more
Deb Jankura
Deb Jankura
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
326 satisfied customers
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