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I have a young turkey maybe 3-4 months old. Swelling in one
I have a young turkey maybe 3-4 months old. Swelling in one side of its face, clear discharge from its nose, no smell, the side that has swelling that eye has bubbles. … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,453 satisfied customers
I have an egg laying rhode island red that seems to have a
Second opinion] I have an egg laying rhode island red that seems to have a distinct gurgling sound when she breathes. She is eating and drinking normally. No sneezing or visible mucus, she occasionall… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,453 satisfied customers
I have a very small (14) flock of pullets - just started
I have a very small (14) flock of pullets - just started laying about three weeks ago. One suddenly had trouble walking, feet curled under her. Appetite good, attitude good. But she died after three d… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
43,953 satisfied customers
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
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
43,953 satisfied customers
We have lost 2 Indian Runner ducks. They suddenly became
We have lost 2 Indian Runner ducks. They suddenly became ragged looking and their feathers are wet. They were still eating and drinking. Couldn't find any injuries present on those dead.… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
43,953 satisfied customers
one of my Australorp chickens has developed a pale comb, has
one of my Australorp chickens has developed a pale comb, has been listless and now has diarrhea. The other chickens seem to be fine.… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
I am having a problem with my flock of birds. I have 3 pea
I am having a problem with my flock of birds. I have 3 pea fowl, one is sick, six chickens several different banties, one very sick and will probably loose him tonight and two ducks. About a month ago… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Veterinarian Avian Health Consultant
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
I have had about 20 chickens die after going sluggish for a
I have had about 20 chickens die after going sluggish for a day or so over the past 3 months. Took two into vet and we have a preliminary diagnosis of probable Marek's disease. However, I have never o… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
I am new to chicken farming and I just recently purchased 1
I am new to chicken farming and I just recently purchased 1 brown leghorn rooster and 5 red sex link hens from an individual at our local "sale barn". One of the hens seemed very lethargic and stayed … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
My husband and I just purchased two ducklings with our batch
My husband and I just purchased two ducklings with our batch of chicks this year. We have raised chicks before and have a heat lamp/brooder setup. We have never had ducks/ducklings before. Are there a… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Veterinarian Avian Health Consultant
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
We have twelve chickens, one seems to be cold eyes are closed
We have twelve chickens, one seems to be cold eyes are closed ( no discharge ) like she's tired, beak opening and closing but she doesn't seem to be having a hard time breathing, green in her dropping… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
My cockeral Walter died 2 weeks ago age 2 years,he was in moult
My cockeral Walter died 2 weeks ago age 2 years,he was in moult and suddenly became lethargic and his comb turned purple,his breathing appeared shallow too. Now one of the hens seems to have the same … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
Hi have chickens and turkeys. A friend gave some barn chickens
Hi have chickens and turkeys. A friend gave some barn chickens and it seems my birds caught a sinus infection. I have lost 2 8 week old turkey chicks. They started sneezing then got swollen sinuses an… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
ducks: barely walk..frost bite from our bad winter
Two of my runner ducks have what looks like a caloused area of thier feet, The web is receeding and is thick and dry. One duck can barely walk. My first thought was frost bite from our bad winter, but… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Veterinarian Avian Health Consultant
Doctoral Degree
3,596 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
ducks: nice fenced in area with a house for them and access
I bought 4 ducks in the Summer. We have a nice fenced in area with a house for them and access to two different ponds. We've had a cold a winter and a bunch of snow. I saw that three of the ducks were… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Veterinarian Avian Health Consultant
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
I HAVE SMALL FLOCK OF CHICKENS ALL HEALTHY 7ADULTS AND FOUR
I HAVE SMALL FLOCK OF CHICKENS ALL HEALTHY 7ADULTS AND FOUR 3 MONTH OLD CHICKS TODAY I WOKE TO FIND A CHICK HAD DIED YESTERDAY IT WAS LISTLESS AND HAD LITTLE APPITITE AND THE NECK FEATHERS APPERED TO … read more
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
3,596 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
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Dr. Pat
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