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My favorite pet chicken (3 years old) is exhibiting signs of
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I have a duck that limps. And her hind quarter seems downward
I have a duck that limps. And her hind quarter seems downward where as the healthier ducks tail feathers are up. What could be wrong?… read more
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My 6 month old hen is limping. No signs of Bumblefoot at
My 6 month old hen is limping. No signs of Bumblefoot at all. Both feet and legs appear identical except yesterday I noticed, when handling her, one thigh is larger than the other. I've been isolating… read more
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I have a duck with a leg injured by a dog, He can walk and
I have a duck with a leg injured by a dog, He can walk and wiggle his tail etc. but I"m concerned about infection because he wades in the muck. What antibiotic do you suggest? Thanks. Teri… read more
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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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One of my chickens (I have three) is lethargic, not moving
One of my chickens (I have three) is lethargic, not moving around much, she is puffing her tail feathers and stands with one foot curled. She is eating. I haven't seen her drink. I noticed some of the… read more
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Duck has injured neck cant hold it up and hasnt eaten for
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My cockeral Walter died 2 weeks ago age 2 years,he was in moult
My cockeral Walter died 2 weeks ago age 2 years,he was in moult and suddenly became lethargic and his comb turned purple,his breathing appeared shallow too. Now one of the hens seems to have the same … read more
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Dr. Bob
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Hi I have a young campbell duck. She seems to shiver and then
Hi I have a young campbell duck. She seems to shiver and then literally throw herself on her back. Last week I caught her on her back in ther paddling pool, and I think this is how she got there. Yest… read more
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hen: extremely lethargic and slow..same symptoms..healthy..laying eggs
Hello I have a hen who is extremely lethargic and slow with her legs buckling when she tries to move - another hen has just died of the same symptoms the remaining seven are healthy although four of t… read more
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All of a sudden my Silkie chicken has no use of her leg and
All of a sudden my Silkie chicken has no use of her leg and falls over because she can't keep her balance. What could of caused this? And is there anything I can do to help her? Thank you. Debbie… read more
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I have an approx 2 year old Khaki Campbell duck. She has developed
I have an approx 2 year old Khaki Campbell duck. She has developed a very low hanging abdomen in the last 2 weeks (we have been on holiday & had sitter in) She is eating and drinking fine & appears br… read more
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I have a Black Rock hen about two years old. For a few days
I have a Black Rock hen about two years old. For a few days now she has been sitting in one spot most of the day with her head tucked in and with her backend drooping. Her comb has lost its brightness… read more
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Dr. Bob
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My 2 year old chicken looks like shes egg bound, and I did
My 2 year old chicken looks like shes egg bound, and I did the warm soak baths and did the rubber glove to check her vent and feel for an egg,( she waddles like a duck) carefully not to break it if fo… read more
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My roosters are getting swollen knuckles in their feet. One
My roosters are getting swollen knuckles in their feet. One older bird is so bad he has lost the first knuckles on one foot. The youngest rooster is fine. They are all separated, too and the two roost… read more
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I have a white leghhorn hen maybe 4 years old who for 3 or
I have a white leghhorn hen maybe 4 years old who for 3 or 4 days has been standing up like a duck, tail draging on the ground. she's having a little trouble moving around, can't fly to a roost, at ni… read more
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ducks: nice fenced in area with a house for them and access
I bought 4 ducks in the Summer. We have a nice fenced in area with a house for them and access to two different ponds. We've had a cold a winter and a bunch of snow. I saw that three of the ducks were… read more
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a 13 year old female half Rouen half K Campbell she
I have a 13 year old female half Rouen half K Campbell she is exhibiting a swollen stomach I felt her stomach and it feels like one hard area, it has not slowed her down I watched her eat and I saw he… read more
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