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2nd Opinion we have a silver laced Wyandotte that is 20
2nd Opinion Hi we have a silver laced Wyandotte that is 20 weeks old that has a swollen knee. We have been keeping separate and demobilized but she isn't getting better. … read more
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We have a silver laced Wyandotte that is 20 weeks old that
Hi we have a silver laced Wyandotte that is 20 weeks old that has a swollen knee. We have been keeping separate and demobilized but she isn't getting better. … read more
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My hen named big foot It's just laying down on the floor
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I am new to the chicken world and have 14 lovely bird that
I am new to the chicken world and have 14 lovely bird that we started about 6 to 7 weeks ago and need advice with one bird loosing feathers on her back. Normally her new wing feathers cover this area … read more
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I have a very silver lace Wyandotte chick who has an
I have a very young silver lace Wyandotte chick who has an overgrown beak. It's an overbite. She seems to be able to eat despite it being so overgrown, but I'm not sure what to do about it. She's less… read more
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One hen has croup maybe bronchitis? Eating and drinking
One hen has croup maybe bronchitis? Eating and drinking okay. Clear discharge so far. This is day three. But rattles when breathes and coughs with croup sounds. Really congested. … read more
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She's got a rattle and seems to be sneezing coughing. I had
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Pullet started walking funny, couldn't stay on roost. 2 days
Pullet started walking funny, couldn't stay on roost. 2 days later, much worse. Legs akimbo, can't stand. Wants to eat and drink. Gave her electrolytes with dropper and isolated her. Back story, broug… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I have a young silver laced wyandotte chicken that i think
hi, I have a young silver laced wyandotte chicken that i think is a rooster. This morning I noticed him lethargic, not eating, fluffed up and passing mucusy yellow stool. I have isolated him in the ho… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I have young pullets that I just raised from baby chicks.
I have young pullets that I just raised from baby chicks. All were fine. Healthy. They are almost 5 months old now and all of a sudden, starting with one of my other momma hens, she was fine, eating r… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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Two and a half month old pullet can't stand. Had a bit of a
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I have one bird (7 weeks) that has black, tar, very sticky
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I'm praying it's not too late but we have an ~16-18wk old
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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My chicken has lock jaw. She cannot close her mouth. She
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Dr. Pat
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I have a small backyard flock. My 7 month-old Dominique pullet
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I am very new to chickens. One of my chickens, a silver laced wyandotte, has an eye injury. I first noticed it shut and thought it had been pecked by another hen. Then it swelled and was infected look… read more
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I have a couple of questions about chickens. First, if I have treated my Americauna pullets for lice two times buy dipping in a permethrin solution, does that kill the nits also? I have checked them o… read more
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