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One of our chickens was found in the coop. Four days ago one
Four days ago one of our chickens was found on the coop floor unable to walk. She seems alert, but not eating or drinking much. I brought her inside and put her in a large Rubbermaid container with bedding. We have been holding her to feed. She is eating and drinking some. The water has electrolytes. I've given oyster shells, minted feed and scrambled eggs. She doesn't eat much. Her stool is loose yellow green and brownish and very little of it. She lays on her belly and will move with her wings a bit. … read more
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We have a baby chick that fell off a chair about 1 foot, now
Hello! we have a baby chick that fell off a chair about 1 foot, now she is not using her right leg and prefers to lay down. She does have feeling in it because when she chases worms she walks but then… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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10 week old chick legs not working cant stand, The eet look
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Its almost like splayed legs but she's 9 months old. She is
Its almost like splayed legs but she's 9 months old. … read more
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Chicken is approx 5-6 mos old, she is not holding her head
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I bought baby chicks Sunday. "Louise" is a Rhode Island
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My baby chicks (less than a week old) started having
My baby chicks (less than a week old) started having diarrhea. There are 10 of them. They are eating Chick starter food and have plenty of water. Why can I do?… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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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
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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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
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I have 3 5 day old chicks. One keeps sneezing. The other two
I have 3 5 day old chicks. One keeps sneezing. The other two are completely fine though. Not really sure what to do with the other one. … read more
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We have a baby chick that we think has a broken or hurt leg
we have a baby chick that we think has a broken or hurt leg we have taped it and seperated her it seems like she has a fever … read more
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I have a small bantam chick. It (don't know its gender) is
I have a small bantam chick. It (don't know its gender) is sleeping all the time, sometimes while standing. Every once in a while it'll get some water and food, but I'm worried it won't make it. We th… read more
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I have a baby chick (rooster) about 6 weeks old who was
I have a baby chick (rooster) about 6 weeks old who was growing and thriving perfectly until the last few days when he developed sudden leg weakness. In the span of a couple days, it has affected both… read more
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2 week old budgie has had its back toe chewed by the hen. It's
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2.5 week old chock has rattling and recently has bad leg ( cannot stretch it out on its own). Other chicks are fine. What can I do for this chick?… read more
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My name is ***** *****.. I'm in CT. We purchased 13 day old
Customer: Hi, my name is ***** *****.. I'm in CT. We purchased 13 day old chicks 9 weeks ago. The freebee chick turned out to be (what I believe) a Freedom Ranger Roo. He seemed perfectly fine until a… read more
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bought dozen young chicks roughly six weeks old. all died
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I have a 1 week old silkie chick. This morning her vent was
I have a 1 week old silkie chick. This morning her vent was pasted up so i cleaned it up so that the vent was clear. Tonight she can't stand and won't eat or drink. looks very weak. i have tried dippi… read more
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