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We have an 8 year bard rock. great health until about 6 days
we have an 8 year bard rock. great health until about 6 days ago. right side is off balance, falls then gets moving again. has an appetite, but still has little balance? she is getting worse now with … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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I have ginea hens, and two of them have spots on there legs
I have ginea hens, and two of them have white spots on there legs what can I do for them or give them? … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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DVM
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I have a bantam rooster old English about 7 years old and he
I have a bantam rooster old English about 7 years old and he seems to have lost his balance and just rolls over all the time. … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Tuesday morning when I went to let the chickens out of the
Tuesday morning when I went to let the chickens out of the coup I noticed her flapping around on the floor of the coup. She was unable to stand. So I got her and let her walk around outside. She final… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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DVM
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My birds combs have some occasional spots. Dark hard ones to
My birds combs have some occasional spots. Dark hard ones to white tiny ones. If a smoker flicked their cigarette ash and it landed on your birds comb. It may be nothing and it may be the start of a s… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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DVM
32,435 satisfied customers
I have a flock of 28 guinea fowl. I had to go on an
I have a flock of 28 guinea fowl. I had to go on an emergency leave of absence from my farm 3 weeks ago. I hired caretaker for the farm but things were not taken care of as I had hoped. I got home two… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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She's laying down a lot. I checked her vent and feet. both
She's laying down a lot. I checked her vent and feet. both seemed fine. when i called them for treats the others ran but she hopped across the yard. She is now laying down in a crate in the basement. … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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DVM
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I recently bought two 3week old chicks who died presumably
I recently bought two 3week old chicks who died presumably of respiratory infections. The nursery swore their birds were healthy, so I accepted when they offered to replace them. I brought two more ho… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
19,483 satisfied customers
I have a small flock of older chickens (over 2.5 years old).
Hi, I have a small flock of older chickens (over 2.5 years old). The rooster I have recently is having issues with balance and getting back up if he falls. Not the most pleasant of birds, he will let … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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DVM
32,435 satisfied customers
I just noticed that several laying hens has black spots on
I just noticed that several laying hens has black spots on there comb and one hen has one eye crested over and she has black spots on her comb.… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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DVM
32,435 satisfied customers
I have a red golden pheasant she has a red puffy head and dry
I have a red golden pheasant she has a red puffy head and dry scaley legs I've tried dusting and Oxyteracycline but no use what else can I do for her?… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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DVM
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my hen has strange lumpy sores on her beak and has a pail comb.
my hen has strange lumpy sores on her beak and has a pail comb. she is very unwell and has slowly gotten weaker and weaker over a few weeks… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
One of my 16 week old guinea hens is acting strange. She seems
One of my 16 week old guinea hens is acting strange. She seems lethargic and sits down a lot even when outside. When I move them Around in the chicken tractor she will try to sit even when we are movi… read more
Dr. Taus
Dr. Taus
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bantam: about 8 weeks old..noticed one..Raw and bloody.
I have 2 bantam hens about 8 weeks old. I noticed one has a bad sore on its head. Raw and bloody. I did not see any mites or bugs on her. I have not noticed the onthe pecking her either. What can it b… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
19,483 satisfied customers
I have a Rhode Island Red chic (about 5-6 weeks old). About
swollen comb on Rhode Island Red chic (about 5-6 weeks old). About 10 days to 2 weeks ago we noticed that her comb looked really big or maybe even swollen compared to the other chics. Since her comb w… read more
Fiona Steel
Fiona Steel
Veterinarian
Bachelor's Degree
224 satisfied customers
2 questions, please I have a 1 yr old Ameraucana with a
2 questions, please: I have a 1 yr old Ameraucana with a limp. I've isolated her for 4-5 days, twice. She still roosts, eats ok, goes out with other chickens. Should I worry? Can't see anything wrong … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
chickens: have a mixed lot..week old..full sized male)
Hi, I am new to raising chickens have a mixed lot of 41 two week old chicks. Mostly Bantams with some full size. One of my Ameracaunas ( Elvis - I believe a full sized male) has had a problem with bot… read more
Dr. MD Stafford
Dr. MD Stafford
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DVM
233 satisfied customers
Hi, I have a pekin buff bantam hen who started shuffling around
Hi, I have a pekin buff bantam hen who started shuffling around and now can't walk. Her legs just stick straight out the front. Can you help at all? she still eats a bit and flap her wings to try and … read more
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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Dr. Pat

Bird Veterinarian

3,596 satisfied customers

25+ years working primarily or exclusively with birds

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Dr. Bob

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35 years in general practice, including avian.

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