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I have a chicken with a wing down, it looked to be either
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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My chicken was fine earlier today but suddenly can't walk. I
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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She seems to have injured her leg(s). has not been able to
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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She is walking low to the ground, and sitting and her tail
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Listless falling forward. She ate a scrambled egg and I have
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I have a perkin that can barely stand but cant walk she eats
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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In the last few days one of my chickens has been losing her
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,449 satisfied customers
My cockatiel Cheekie just died. She seemed fine this
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One of our 9 chickens has become very sick. 3 days ago she
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Dr. Bob
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I have four backyard chickens, all 1 year old. Three of them
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Doctoral Degree
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One of my hens is acting sick. Some of her symptoms: Lethargy
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a duck who has been healthy and laying eggs for several
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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Hello, We have 3 Rhode Island Reds (hens) -one has been acting
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
chickens: last 24 hours..bloated..eyes closed..put her in a warm bath
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Hi, I have a year-old easter egger who cannot stand up.
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
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Bachelor's Degree
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My rosella parrot seems to have a broken wing. She was in
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