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Thank you! We have 2 aggressive roosters and 15 hens. The
Hello! Thank you! We have 2 aggressive roosters and 15 hens. The pecking order is vicious with this bunch and one hen in particular is getting literally picked. I bought aprons for those that are gett… read more
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I have a chicken with comb that is turning black. She
I have a chicken with comb that is turning black. She stopped eating a day ago. Is it a kidney or heart situation? Thanks … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Dr. B.
Dr. B.
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Our rooster seems to have an injured leg, won't or can't put
Our rooster seems to have an injured leg, won't or can't put pressure on the foot, almost like it hurts further up the leg. He puts his foot down but has not support to it. … read more
Dr Linda
Dr Linda
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Doctoral Degree
1,903 satisfied customers
I have a10 pounds rooster with an infected leg, started with
Hi!~ I have a10 pounds rooster with an infected leg, started with a nail that already came off , the nail was dark and thick . As soon as the nail came off puss started coming out. I put daily his foo… read more
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Something is attacking chicken's heads in coop appears to be
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Kelly Hill
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
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My older Rooster has very cloudly spot in his eye-when I rescued
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I live in a very remote area of the north ga. mountains and
I live in a very remote area of the north ga. mountains and it is after midnight and I heard my chickens squawking and went out to find much to my horror that a opossum had chewed a small hole and got… read more
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
my jersey giant hens have lost feathers on thier backs and
my jersey giant hens have lost feathers on thier backs and wings and where the feathers were are patches of red spots on their backs and wings near the body. they seem fine in every other way eating w… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
I have 5 bantams "hens" that are 3 months old. Turns out the
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Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
My breeding rooster about 18weeks old has gone off food and
My breeding rooster about 18weeks old has gone off food and water for 3 days,losing color in his cone reddish blue , found him under a bush not moving . finds it difficult to bare own weight and falls… read more
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Dr. MD Stafford
Veterinarian
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Several of my two year old laying hens have appeared to have
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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Oh help, sick rooster, he is a few years old, banty rhodeisland
Oh help, sick rooster, he is a few years old, banty rhodeisland red mix. Comb is turning dark and poo looks bright green and white. Not eating or very active. He is in a large pen with another rhodeis… read more
Dr. Elaine
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Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
our rooster has lumps on its foot which seems to distress it
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jh7192
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Doctoral Degree
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rooster: trouble walking on his right foot..toes are curled..swollen
I have a rooster that is 4 years old. He is having trouble walking on his right foot, but the left foot is seems normal, although the toes are curled inward slightly. The right foot is swollen on top … read more
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Deb Jankura
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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
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rooster: one of them is trying to crow and is growing a comb
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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
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chickens: give vaccinations before shipping..my 2 year..sleepy acting
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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I HAVE A ROOSTER THAT IS LIMPING REALLY BAD,HE WONT PUT HIS
I HAVE A ROOSTER THAT IS LIMPING REALLY BAD,HE WON'T PUT HIS RIGHT LEG DOWN AT ALL. WHAT DO I DO?… read more
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