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Every two or thee months, one of my egg laying hens will
every two or thee months, one of my young egg laying hens will start sneezing. It might be on and off for a couple of months or they lay down a die. Happens to only one bird at a time in a flock of ab… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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There seems to be something (virus/bacteria/fungus...) going
Hi, there seems to be something (virus/bacteria/fungus...) going through my backyard chicken flock (all chickens are over 2 years old). I'm pretty sure one member of the flock has Mycoplasmosis as the… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
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I think my 9 month old rooster may have gape worm. He's lost
I think my 9 month old rooster may have gape worm. He's lost his voice and opens mouth and stretches neck to breathe. He seems to have lost weight too. What can I do for him? I haven't seen any worms … read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
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19,994 satisfied customers
i have 2 baby chicks that has what sounds like fluid in their
i have 2 baby chicks that has what sounds like fluid in their lungs they sneeze and gapes for breath the vet i took them to said upper respiratory infection the vet gave them baytril it has not helped… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Hi, I am losing a chicken every few days. Until now, I have
Hi, I am losing a chicken every few days. Until now, I have just found them deceased. Last night I found one alive, but not doing well. They are 4 weeks old. Stools appear normal. The live one is leth… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
19,994 satisfied customers
I have had a respiratory problem with just my Orpington and
I have had a respiratory problem with just my Orpington and Ameracauna chickens for more then a month. I've had several die, some I've culled and some I've medicated and quarantined. Both groups are l… 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
2,854 satisfied customers
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
We are in the Bahamas. Just got home to find a beautiful seagull
We are in the Bahamas. Just got home to find a beautiful seagull on our patio gasping for air. My friend has looked in his beak/mouth for an obstruction. There is yellow watery poop on the patio. Mayb… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
hen: that is gasping..whose comb and head area..bright red to dark red
I have a Barred Rock hen that is gasping for air and whose comb and head area has changed from bright red to dark red.… read more
Fiona Steel
Fiona Steel
Veterinarian
Bachelor's Degree
224 satisfied customers
hen: month old..gaping with her mouth all day..beak..breathing..lungs
i have a 6 month old light Sussex hen today she has been gaping with her mouth all day , i have felt her throat about 1 centimeter from her beak i can feel a lump the size of a small pea. i can also h… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Ive had one hen, an Ameraucana, die over the past five days,
I've had one hen, an Ameraucana, die over the past five days, preceded by a sort of wheezing sound when breathing. She went fast, within a matter of hours. Now, another hen, a cochin, is exhibiting th… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
One of our pet chickens started acting funny about 3 weeks
One of our pet chickens started acting funny about 3 weeks ago. She made such a loud sort of panting, wheezing, rattling sound, that I heard it from inside the house. She seems to struggle to breathe … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have 9 bantams who live semi- free range in my garden.
I have 9 bantams who live semi- free range in my garden. Some of them are sneezing and extending their necks, but seem ok otherwise. one is not well, with a bubbly throat, beak open, not really eating… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
hens: No other sx; no cough, runny nose, swollen eyes or sneezing.
I have a bakers dozen of 14 month old hens. Today I heard one of them wheezing & confirmed she is wheezing both on inspir/expiration. No other sx; no cough, runny nose, swollen eyes or sneezing. I iso… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Hi - i have a pekin hen that appears to be very croaky and
Hi - i have a pekin hen that appears to be very 'croaky' and having trouble breathing. Every so often she appears to gasp for breath. She is not laying and her comb has gone pale but she is fat (for a… read more
Fiona Steel
Fiona Steel
Veterinarian
Bachelor's Degree
224 satisfied customers
chickens: respiratory..treating them with high doses of baytril
Several of my chickens seem to be suffering from respiratory problems. I am treating them with high doses of Baytril but for a while the infection gets better and then returns. Some have a very nasty … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
MY chickens heads are swelling and their eyes are swelling
MY chickens heads are swelling and their eyes are swelling completely closed? I've had two babies die. What can I do?… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
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Dr. Pat

Dr. Pat

Bird Veterinarian

3,596 satisfied customers

25+ years working primarily or exclusively with birds

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Dr. Bob

Veterinarian

2,854 satisfied customers

35 years in general practice, including avian.

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Dr. MD Stafford

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20 years in private practice, contract veterinarian Dickerson Park Zoo and attending veterinarian Missouri State University

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Fiona Steel

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224 satisfied customers

BVMS MRCVS

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