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We were closing our chicken coop door and our hen flew up
We were closing our chicken coop door and our hen flew up and got her neck stuck between the wall and the door. She then ran to the back of the coop with her eyes closed head drooped over and very let… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,614 satisfied customers
We have a 5month old pullet, We thought she had wry neck but
we thought she had wry neck but its much worse today- she won't hold her head up but instead lays it or rubs it upside down on the ground … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
45,734 satisfied customers
I have a turkey hen that might have black head what can I do
I have a turkey hen that might have black head what can I do for her? What can I use to deworm my flock of chickens and turkeys? … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,614 satisfied customers
I have a turkey that has gone lethargic on me. This morning
this morning she was fine and running around, i just got home and shes just down to the floor and has no strenth to be up … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,614 satisfied customers
I thought she might have a case of wry neck, but now more
I thought she might have a case of wry neck, but now more worried it could be Marek's. She is a 1yo old English game bantam hen. … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
45,734 satisfied customers
About 6 mos ago got 3 chickens, one started holding neck in
about 6 mos ago got 3 chickens, one started holding neck in and gradually progressed to ataxia and died, about 3 weeks later the second chicken started with keeping one eye closed initially looked lik… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
21,805 satisfied customers
I have a mallard that lives with my chickens. I think he got
I have a mallard that lives with my chickens. I think he got (stomped) by my turkey. He is unsteady when he walks and keeps his head down but can lift it. I have closed off the coop and he is in the s… read more
Dr. Jo
Dr. Jo
Veterinarian
BA
5,259 satisfied customers
I have a hen that seems to have gone blind suddenly. She
I have a hen that seems to have gone blind suddenly. She does have a small case of fowl pox. At first I had to force feed her because she was so week. Now she will eat on her own, but can't seem to fi… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Veterinarian Avian Health Consultant
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
My bird has just fallen out of his cage ,I think he had a stroke
My bird has just fallen out of his cage ,I think he had a stroke or broke his neck. He is still alive.. I have him wrapped in a towel and am keeping him warm… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Veterinarian Avian Health Consultant
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
im not sure but i believe a gosling may have sustained an
i'm not sure but i believe a gosling may have sustained an injury to the neck; she is mostly holding her neck at her right side, although i've seen her pick it up and even momentarily shift it to the … read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
My chicken was attacked by a fox a few weeks ago. We thought
My chicken was attacked by a fox a few weeks ago. We thought she would die the first night but she steadily improved day after day. She still is unable to walk however and I'm wondering if she might n… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
I have had two of my black sex-link pullets to die after their
I have had two of my black sex-link pullets to die after their faces turned black and they just lay on the ground and do not move. They had a little diarrhea but no other symptoms. They were eating an… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
21,805 satisfied customers
one of my adult chickens was attacked by a hawk and is now unable to hold her head up (its
one of my adult chickens was attacked by a hawk and is now unable to hold her head up (its resting on her back). When she attempts to walk she constantly looses her balance. She in able to eat/drink w… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
My blue front amazon fell off his perch. He cant put his neck
My blue front amazon fell off his perch. He cant put his neck in a neutral position, its fully extended back. I can move his head forward but when I release it he pushes it back into extension… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
Quick Question I had a flock of turkeys that started with
Quick Question: I had a flock of turkeys that started with a cough like sound then progressed into a sinus infection with nasal discharge coming from the mouth and both sides of nose. Then this progre… read more
Dr. C
Dr. C
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
415 satisfied customers
I have a two year old Speckled Sussex rooster who has been
I have a two year old Speckled Sussex rooster who has been sick for two weeks. It's almost as if he's had a stroke, staggering around and twisting his head to one side. He's gotten progressively worse… read more
Dr. MD Stafford
Dr. MD Stafford
Veterinarian
DVM
233 satisfied customers
I have a silkie chicken approximately 4 - 5 months old. I have
I have a silkie chicken approximately 4 - 5 months old. I have had no problems until Thursday, when the bird woke up with a wry neck. Other than the chicken walking backwards/circles it does not appea… read more
Andrea Roberts
Andrea Roberts
veterinary surgeon
Bachelor's Degree
1,292 satisfied customers
domestic ringneck dove is holding his head back, looking up.
domestic ringneck dove is holding his head back, looking up. he has full mobility, and but keeps to returning his head to the same position. he throat is protruding, but it does not feel like a knot. … read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
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