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My bird is less than 4 months old and was the picture of
My bird is less than 4 months old and was the picture of health until yesterday. When all the other birds were in the yard she went back to the coop and sulked. Then later in the day I found her alone… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Gday Dr. Pat. We. Gday Dr Pat. We have a Rhode Island red/
Gday Dr Pat. We have a Rhode Island red/ Eyesabrown? mix hen 6 months old. It has settled ok with other birds we have but a few days ago I noticed it was limping a little. This happened for a couple of days then I noticed her on third day squatting down unable to walk at all . She cant put weight on her left foot as the claws are all bunched up tightly and unable to unclench the claw. Is there anything that can be done please. ? … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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DVM
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I have a sick polish hen. Lethargic, won't eat, giving water
I have a sick polish hen. Lethargic, won't eat, giving water via syringe with probiotics, electrolytes and a scant amount of oregano oil. Found her hiding in the coop a couple days ago and brought her… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Have a hen, Rohde Island Red with one eye lid closed over
Have a hen, Rohde Island Red with one eye lid closed over and the area around the eye vey swollen. Other eye is bright and clear. She is eating well and behaving normally. Tends to keep her distance f… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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DVM
33,065 satisfied customers
My chicken has one eye closed and swollen and the other eye
My chicken has one eye closed and swollen and the other eye partially doing the same thing. When I wipe it with saline water it looks like I am going to remove the eye lid. What should I be doing to t… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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Can I give my easter egger human Cipro. .. i have 500 mg
Can I give my easter egger human Cipro for diarrhea. .. i have 500 mg tabs...she looked sluggish 2 days ago and was the last out of the coop. When I got home from work she look better and yesterday sh… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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33,065 satisfied customers
When do you suture a prolapsed vent on a hen? The vent is dry (a week of solitude). I won
When do you suture a prolapsed vent on a hen? The vent is dry (a week of solitude). I wondering if suturing the bird at a vet would give her a chance at life. She seems fine and is walking around the … read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
19,615 satisfied customers
i have 12 hens, 10 of which have bald and very red rear ends.
i have 12 hens, 10 of which have bald and very red rear ends. I suspect hen pecked. my concern is the impending cold weather. will they freeze? they have very adequate shelter and a roofed run. I have… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
I have a nearly 2 year old Rhode Island Red hen. She has not
I have a nearly 2 year old Rhode Island Red hen. She has not been laying for more than 6 months. Is in a pen and housing by herself. I have several other Rhodies that each have their own private pen a… read more
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Dr_Kitty
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
122 satisfied customers
I noticed several weeks ago that one of my Isa red chooks appeared
I noticed several weeks ago that one of my Isa red chooks appeared to be blind in one eye. The eye appears to be clouded over like a cataract in human eyes and dark underneath. She appears healthy in … read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
19,615 satisfied customers
One elderly hen in our flock of eight died a week ago and now
One elderly hen in our flock of eight died a week ago and now another elderly hen seems to be exhibiting the same symptoms: suddenly lacking in energy, unable to use legs properly, not interested in e… read more
Dr_Kitty
Dr_Kitty
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
122 satisfied customers
We have a Buff Orpington hen about 2.5 yrs old who had
We have a Buff Orpington hen about 2.5 yrs old who had feathers lost on the front of her neck and her brest/bell area. The breast/belly area has one crusted sore and one red raw looking area. She is e… read more
Dr. MD Stafford
Dr. MD Stafford
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DVM
233 satisfied customers
My Dominique hen is extremely swollen between her legs and
My Dominique hen is extremely swollen between her legs and up to her vent. Abdomen area? The area is very warm to the touch and feels soft. I just used olive oil to examine the vent and cannot feel an… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
19,615 satisfied customers
hen: has diarrhea..feathers..alert..now as active as usual, drinks
I think my Rhode Island Red hen has diarrhea. She has white residue on her rear end feathers, her rear end seems dirty, and I saw her elimate some yellow-green looking poop today. She has really slowe… read more
Fiona Steel
Fiona Steel
Veterinarian
Bachelor's Degree
224 satisfied customers
I have a small group of chickens, 5 hens and 1 rooster. Ive
I have a small group of chickens, 5 hens and 1 rooster. I've just started to noticed one hen a couple of days ago twitching her head and closing her eyes she is a tried looking but when allowed to roa… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
We have a small close knit flock of 6 hens, two days ago we
We have a small close knit flock of 6 hens, two days ago we notice one hen began losing allot of feathers. Thought perhaps is was molting, but her behavior has changed as well. Appears very skitish. G… read more
Fiona Steel
Fiona Steel
Veterinarian
Bachelor's Degree
224 satisfied customers
Chickens: we lost one..show signs of not being well though
About 5 days ago we lost one of our Chickens (Rhode Island Red). There was no visable signs that I saw of her being sick. Our other RIR did show signs of not being well though. She has a light orange … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Hen: wheezing..3 years old and had diarrhea for about a week then died
Have a Rhode Island Red Hen that is 3 years old and has started wheezing. What should I do? Also had another Rhode Island Red Hen that was 3 years old and had diarrhea for about a week then died. Are … read more
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
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Dr. Pat

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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

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233 satisfied customers

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