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Gurgling sound when crop is manipulated. Eating small
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I have 4 backyard chickens and yesterday my California
I have 4 backyard chickens and yesterday my California White started acting I'll. She layed egg in morning when I checked. I know it was her cause she is my only white egg. All day she layed around wi… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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I have had house chickens only one single silkie each time.
I have had house chickens only one single silkie each time. They have always been comfortable and basically run around the house like a small dog. So far I have had 2, the first little girl had a prob… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
One of my hens is acting sick. Some of her symptoms: Lethargy
One of my hens is acting sick. Some of her symptoms: Lethargy and lack of appetite Green diarrhea Some purple discoloration on her comb, and her comb is droopy Drooping wings Occasional tremors, twist… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Our 1.5 year old chicken Roxy has grown increasing lethargic
Our 1.5 year old chicken Roxy has grown increasing lethargic over the last few days. For the first day or two she was still eating but then stopped eating meal worms, her favorite treat. She is still … read more
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EmergencyVets
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I have one chicken she keeps opening her beak as if gasping
I have one chicken she keeps opening her beak as if gasping for air .this morning her crop looked very full so I gave her some warm oil and tried to massage the crop but she retched it all up and now … read more
Dr. Bob
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Yesterday my young Zebra finch injured her wing and it is drooping
Yesterday my young Zebra finch injured her wing and it is drooping on one side. Until last night, she was in a very large cage (approximately 5-1/2 feet high) and had no problem in getting to the top … read more
Dr. Bruce
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hen: attacked..one eye closed..black marks like tar on comb and ears.
two weeks ago my ex batt hen was found cowering under the wheel barrow badly attacked on the head. one eye closed for 5 days. black marks like tar on comb and ears. Puffed up like a puff ball. not wal… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
One of our chickens over the last few days has been a little
One of our chickens over the last few days has been a little unsteady on her feet and it seemed as though she was using her wings on occasion to balance by drooping them down to the ground. Apart from… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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hen: pet..walks with difficulty and wings drooping
I found this morning that my kids' pet chicken (a hen 3yrs old) walks with difficulty and wings drooping. I notice that her crest and skin around thebeek is purple. Now I ma looking for a vet. Before … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
chicken: .She throwing up flegm when I pick her up
We have a 2 yr. old chicken who free ranges during the day with 16 other chickens.She throwing up flegm when I pick her up. Her breast is very spongy. Her top comb, which is normally a bright red is n… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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hen: month old..couch..cooing noises, but sleepy and lethargic..laying
my 3 month old hen is eating and drinking, and sitting on the couch making cooing noises, but sleepy and lethargic. She can barely stand and when she does she leans to one side and puts her wings out … read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
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Doctoral Degree
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I puschased some pullets 2 months ago. One of them has shown
I puschased some pullets 2 months ago. One of them has shown some symptoms that dont seem to improve .She is very thin her comb is very pale she has a "cough and despite showing signs of eating all th… read more
Dr. Coldiron
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Doctoral Degree
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One of my hens, Geronimo, is not well. She is a Buff Orpington,
One of my hens, Geronimo, is not well. She is a Buff Orpington, about 4 years. She is lethargic for a couple of days. Will drink small amounts of water, uninterested in food. Her comb is listing to th… read more
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Bachelor's Degree
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my duck is very weak, she can barely walk and falls often.
my duck is very weak, she can barely walk and falls often. 2 days ago i noticed she has "drool" it is kinda slimy drool. What can be wrong with her?… read more
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Andrea Roberts
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Bachelor's Degree
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Hi, Have an Isa Brown hen aged about 21/2 years. She stands
Hi, Have an Isa Brown hen aged about 21/2 years. She stands in one place the whole day and doesn't struggle when picked up. She has a pale comb which is still erect, is puffed up and shivering/trembli… read more
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Andrea Roberts
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Bachelor's Degree
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Our hen hid herself under a shelf in the coop. When I found
Our hen hid herself under a shelf in the coop. When I found her this morning she was quite ill: filled-up gullet and listless. Her feathers were in disarray, no lesions. When I picked her up a smelly,… read more
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Andrea Roberts
veterinary surgeon
Bachelor's Degree
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I have a Hyancith macaw, she has a big crop for last 3 days.
I have a Hyancith macaw, she has a big crop for last 3 days. going light! and weak. could be a growth or just not digesting food. What should I do… read more
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