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We've had chickens Orpingtons since February and yesterday
Hi we've had chickens Orpingtons since February and yesterday one was found laying on the ground and can't stand. I've been giving her vitamins in food and water … read more
Kelly Hill
Kelly Hill
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
603 satisfied customers
The hen has a thin-shelled broken egg each day for 4 days.
The hen has laid a thin-shelled broken egg each day for 4 days. She has been observed with a stool that is composed of small "rabbit" droppings and clear, watery liquid. The rest of the small flock do… read more
Kelly Hill
Kelly Hill
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
603 satisfied customers
Have 4 free range backyard chickens 20 wks old. Yesterday 1
Have 4 free range backyard chickens 20 wks old. Yesterday 1 looked very uncomfortable, listless, panting, spread wings. Yard has good shade. Other chicks looked fine. She's no better today. Would it b… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
32,378 satisfied customers
We lost 4 of 10 chickens this week. First was the "mama"
We lost 4 of 10 chickens this week. First was the "mama" surrogate about 2 years old. The rest are young pullets who've been laying a month or so. It began with lethargy, then partial paralysis beginn… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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DVM
32,378 satisfied customers
Our 8 chickens have been having liquid stools months, but no
Our 8 chickens have been having liquid brown stools for several months, but no other symptoms and otherwise act & eat normally. I feed them Dumor or Purina layer crumbles, a little scratch and dried m… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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32,378 satisfied customers
I was told by vet that my 2 year old Welsummer hen has coccidosis
I was told by vet that my 2 year old Welsummer hen has coccidosis per fecal test. However, she doesn't have any symptoms. Took her to vet for prolapsed vent. She's been on Albon for 4 days. Now I've r… read more
Dr. Jo
Dr. Jo
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BA
3,326 satisfied customers
Sick chicken. Comb is flubbed down and is a light color. Chicken
Sick chicken. Comb is flubbed down and is a light color. Chicken is not moving much. Off by herself. Not laying.… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
found dead rooster and hen in coop this morning. no blood or
found dead rooster and hen in coop this morning. no blood or signs of being attacked. one other hen has a cream colored, dryed, crust discharge on her butt, loosing her feathers. we separated her from… read more
Andrea Scheer
Andrea Scheer
Mixed Animal Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
122 satisfied customers
hen: laying..not an avian vet..my 3 year..I should treat the rest
Hi - I recently took a sick laying hen to a vet who was not an avian vet. She diagnosed my 3 year old white rock hen with coccidiosis and prescribed Albon in her water for 3 weeks. She also said I sho… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
19,482 satisfied customers
I had a chicken die in the coop about 2 1/2 weeks ago. Upon
I had a chicken die in the coop about 2 1/2 weeks ago. Upon inspection it had a full crop blackish green discoloration in the abdomen. When cut open there was a bad odor and black stuff in abdominand … read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
I have a problem with my flock (11 girls ranging in age from
I have a problem with my flock (11 girls ranging in age from 4 yrs to 5 months) The oldest has a shrunken comb, evidence of what looks like scaly leg mite & won't sit on a perch. All birds have a decr… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
chicks: in the backyard..was the smallest and rather kept to herself
I started with 6 cornish x chicks 7 weeks ago one had its rearend pecked so badly by my older chickens that I had to put it down. These chickens are housed seperate from my older chickens but they all… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
hen: eggs without a shell numerous times (like almost every time)
1. I have a hen (I think it is my Dominique who is about 2 years old) that has layed eggs without a shell numerous times (like almost every time). I waited for her to go through a molt to see if her s… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
15 chickens seem healthy except for loss of head and neck feathers.
15 chickens seem healthy except for loss of head and neck feathers. Now, 2 dead in one week. All seem to have some degree of feather loss. Cascade mountains, so cooped up extensively this winter due t… read more
Dr. Wally
Dr. Wally
Small Animal Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
273 satisfied customers
We have an Americana that after the fist night of cold (38F)
We have an Americana that after the fist night of cold (38F) would not hold her head upright the following afternoon. I examined her and showed no marks, swelling or pain. Observation revealed normal … read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
I have three - 18 month old, twelve - 8-9 month old and nine
I have three - 18 month old, twelve - 8-9 month old and nine - 5-6 month old hens. I have 2 Bantam hens. All are Rhode Island Reds. We just purchased the 5-6 month old hens and introduced them into th… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
I have a little flock of 1.5 year old black sex link chickens
I have a little flock of 1.5 year old black sex link chickens (5 hens and 1 rooster) about 3 hens have areas of bare skin on them and look like they have a number of broken feathers. They are in a chi… read more
Fiona Steel
Fiona Steel
Veterinarian
Bachelor's Degree
224 satisfied customers
I noticed today I have 3 hens (out of 76) that are acting sleepy,
I noticed today I have 3 hens (out of 76) that are acting sleepy, head dropping just a little. But you I approach them they become alert and act normal. Is this the beginning of something? Should I wa… read more
ukexoticvet
ukexoticvet
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Master's Degree
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Dr. Pat

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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2,854 satisfied customers

35 years in general practice, including avian.

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Dr. MD Stafford

Veterinarian

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Fiona Steel

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15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian

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