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I have a broody silkie hen that just hatched 3 babies. I
Hi! I have a broody silkie hen that just hatched 3 babies. I just noticed that the mama hen has her eyes crusted shut and the babies have some red mites on them. I just gave all of them a quick dust b… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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DVM
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I have two questions for you today about my turkeys. First I
Hi I have two questions for you today about my turkeys. First I have one that hatch with a deformed foot she is about five months old now and her entire leg now is turning almost 180° is there anythin… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,086 satisfied customers
Its not standing or walking just sits and was being trampled
Its not standing or walking just sits and was being trampled by the other chicks. Its leg seems to be sitting out to the side and not tucked in . Has alot of redness in crease betrween wing and should… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,086 satisfied customers
Chicks born 4/12 One born with splayed led is responding to
Chicks born 4/12 One born with splayed led is responding to brace but the second one cant's walk. It lays down and sometimes ends on it's back. Seems to pull it's legs up to it's chest and lays there.… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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3,086 satisfied customers
My hen is not using either of her legs. She just sat and
My hen is not using either of her legs. She just sat and hatched chicks and stayed in the pet carrier for about 3 days before I could move her into a pen. Now she can't walk. I had moved her from one … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
48,478 satisfied customers
A few of my chickens seem to be partly paralyzed they are
a few of my young chickens seem to be partly paralyzed they are still eating and drinking-no diarrhea and no respiratory distress… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
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48,478 satisfied customers
I am new to chickens. I started out with two that were 3-4
I am new to chickens. I started out with two that were 3-4 months old. when they got to be 5-6 months old, I added two more, 3-4 months more. Of my two oldest, one of them started producing eggs, then… read more
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Hi - have a small backyard flock of hens that are nearing 1
Hi - have a small backyard flock of hens that are nearing 1 year of age. They free range, eat a variety of food and have ACV in their water supply. Adopted some silkie eggs for my Broody Cochin Pullet… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Are there a certain number of eggs in the "pipeline" of a cockatiel
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Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Our hen is loosing feathers in patches (right wing and lower
Our hen is loosing feathers in patches (right wing and lower back) as her skin became thick and yellowish. Some areas are now cracking. Otherwise, she is eating and drinking and behaving normally. We … read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
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22,051 satisfied customers
my chickens are rattly when they breath some had a nasal discharge,diarhea,some
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Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
my hens are losing their feathers in various places. I thought
my hens are losing their feathers in various places. I thought it was molting but they kept producing eggs and now one has died. What can this be?… read more
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
hen: eggs..signs) got kind of weak acting just kind of stood
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Dr. Elaine
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Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
chicks: that are a few months old..healthy..thought maybe..jumping
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Dr. MD Stafford
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233 satisfied customers
We had three hens sitting on eggs together in one box. One
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Andrea Roberts
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Bachelor's Degree
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I have 6 speckled sussex chickens hatched on May 26 of this
I have 6 speckled sussex chickens hatched on May 26 of this year. Healthy except in the last month or so 4 of them have lost a lot of feathers on their back by their tail so there is a bald patch ther… read more
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Andrea Roberts
veterinary surgeon
Bachelor's Degree
1,292 satisfied customers
I noticed that one of my chickens a Barred rock was very red
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Deb Jankura
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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
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Hi there. We have a mallard duck that has returned for her third season with us. It has been a joy having her return each year. Last year she had five ducklings and was a protective and attentive moth… read more
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