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Ive been giving my rooster clindamycin by syringe. He does
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Follow Up] My 8 lb., 5 year old rooster is wheezing with an
Follow Up] Customer: My 8 lb., 5 year old rooster is wheezing with an upper respiratory infection. He cannot crow. He's walking and eating but a bit lethargic. I need to know what to do for him. … read more
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My 8 lb., 5 year old rooster is wheezing with an upper
My 8 lb., 5 year old rooster is wheezing with an upper respiratory infection. He cannot crow. He's walking and eating but a bit lethargic. I need to know what to do for him. … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Follow Up] It's a jersey giant rooster. He stopped crowing
Follow Up] Customer: It's a jersey giant rooster. He stopped crowing and he is making this crazy noise that he then keeps his beak open and sounds like he's gurgling. Is still eating and drinking but … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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It's a jersey giant rooster. He stopped crowing and he is
It's a jersey giant rooster. He stopped crowing and he is making this crazy noise that he then keeps his beak open and sounds like he's gurgling. Is still eating and drinking but is not crowing and se… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
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44,734 satisfied customers
I have a flock of 22 backyard chickens, about 20 weeks old,
Hello, I have a flock of 22 backyard chickens, about 20 weeks old, in New Jersey. Last week one of the chickens started "gaping", stretching her neck up and opening her beak, closing her eyes, and eve… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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My CooCoo Marran rooster suddenly stopped crowing, and his
My CooCoo Marran rooster suddenly stopped crowing, and his comb is turning purple .... he is staggering, twisting his head upward (like he is looking at the ceiling) and also occasionally gapes his be… read more
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Dr. Elaine
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I have a baby chicken (just one) found it on the road 3,5 weeks
I have a baby chicken (just one) found it on the road 3,5 weeks ago. I think he (or she) is now 5,5 weeks old. He has been showing symptoms 2 weeks. first he showed signs of wry neck sometimes losing … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
I have a 10 month old bantam rooster that has lost his crow.
Hi there. I have a 10 month old bantam rooster that has lost his crow. He seems to be eating/drinking ok, no gasping or wheezing. I read about gapeworm and respiratory illness, but he does not appear … read more
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Hello Doctor, 14 chickens (5 lb) and 1 rooster (7 lb) flock,
Hello Doctor, 14 chickens (5 lb) and 1 rooster (7 lb) flock, 15 months old. I give them Wazine every 3 months. I've treated them 3 times in a row with Corid. They had gap worms from the beginning but … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
hens: be puffing and has got very weak, it spends..spends most
my grandaughters have 3 hens and one seems to be out of sorts, It seems to be puffing and has got very weak, it spends most of the time sitting down on the ground, hoping you can she some light on the… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 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
7,940 satisfied customers
Hi, I live in Montrose, PA, USA. My son acquired a beautiful
Hi, I live in Montrose, PA, USA. My son acquired a beautiful 1 yr. old rooster from his grandparents about a month ago. He has been fine and healthy until 2 days ago, when his crow sound muted. Now th… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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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
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
One of our pet chickens started acting funny about 3 weeks
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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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
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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I have an ex battery hen i have had for about a year 3 days
I have an ex battery hen i have had for about a year 3 days ago she started looking puffed up and poorly and is shaking her head loads she also keeps opening her beak and looks as though she is grabbi… read more
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Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
hens: her beak..laid a perfectly healthy looking egg yesterday..wings
I got 4 ex-battery hens 5 weeks ago. Today, the one that looked, and still looks, the healthiest and best feathered, is just standing around, and lifting her head and opening her beak with no noise co… read more
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