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We have a pet chicken (Plymouth Barred Rock) a little over
We have a pet chicken (Plymouth Barred Rock) a little over 3 yo. In the last week she has been squatting and walking with her tail down on the ground. She appears to have a enlarged lower abdomen but … read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
Hello Dr. Pat- We bought a Pekin duckling that is now approx.
Hello Dr. Pat- We bought a Pekin duckling that is now approx. 3 weeks old. It's eye has always been partially closed and it doesn't appear that he can see out of it. It also has a bulge under the eye … read more
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I have a 26 year old Plymouth Barred Rock hen and I have
I have a 26 year old Plymouth Barred Rock hen and I have noticed that she has been closing her left eye often and today observed that it there was clear discharge on it with a few tiny bubbles. I have… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
32,761 satisfied customers
I have a Plymouth Rock Barred with several other chickens.
I have a Plymouth Rock Barred with several other chickens. She is about 5 months old and I have owned her about 2 weeks. I noticed a slight loose stool when I first got her. It seemed to improved and … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
have a Plymouth rock, and she is favoring her right foot, because
have a Plymouth rock, and she is favoring her right foot, because of the cold weather, all 4 hens have been confined to their coop. any ideas?… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
32,761 satisfied customers
month old..wing..hydrogenperoxide&water mixture andputsomeneosporingel
One of our 9 month old plymouth rocks was pecked by a flockmate. She has a quarter sized wound on her wing. We rinsed it with a hydrogen peroxide & water mixture and put some neosporin gel on the woun… read more
ALLDVM
ALLDVM
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
74 satisfied customers
We have a pet chicken that has become debilitated. It is a
We have a pet chicken that has become debilitated. It is a Plymouth Rock hen about 18 months old. She quit eating and her comb turned a dark gray color. We brought her in to large dog crate inside and… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
hen: her vomit (a watery green colour)..blockage..it herself..lumps
My hen Amber has been showing signs of being poorly for a week or so now. We saw her vomit (a watery green colour) and suspected sour crop/crop blockage, however she seemed better after, and I thought… read more
Fiona Steel
Fiona Steel
Veterinarian
Bachelor's Degree
224 satisfied customers
We have 6 hens, three rhode island reds and 3 buff orpingtons.
We have 6 hens, three rhode island reds and 3 buff orpingtons. One of the Buffs has become very lethargic, laboured breathing and wont go upstairs into coop in evenings. Very little movement during th… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have a Barred Rock Hen with a very swollen abdomen. She has
I have a Barred Rock Hen with a very swollen abdomen. She has been like this for nearly 3 weeks. She has lost most of her feathers on her abdomen, and it look red and is warm to the touch. I have trea… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
19,559 satisfied customers
I have a chicken that has been sick for over two weeks. My
I have a chicken that has been sick for over two weeks. My Buff hen is not eating. We feed her with a syringe in the morning and again at night. Giving her vitamins, antibiotics and baby food. She can… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
I have an 1&1/2 year old Plymouth Barred Rocks Hen who has recently been losing her fe
I have an 1&1/2 year old Plymouth Barred Rocks Hen who has recently been losing her feathers, mostly due to picking them out. She seems itchy and appears to be losing weight and have a general listles… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
Hi - we have 4 month only Buff Orpington who was born with
Hi - we have 4 month only Buff Orpington who was born with no eyes and she has been thriving and separated since we received her in June. I brought her out for a walk with me this AM while changing th… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
19,559 satisfied customers
hens: from our local feed store about 2 weeks ago..Two buff orpingtons
Hello. We just got 3 hens from our local feed store about 2 weeks ago. Two buff orpingtons and one delaware. They are approx 3 mos old. After one week, one of the buffs died. She was the tamest/sweete… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
I have 27 hens plus one creamy leighton rooster,two young plymouth
I have 27 hens plus one creamy leighton rooster,two young plymouth rock roosters(one has lost a eye due to injury?my vet removed it as it was not responding to meds..Now i can't let him forrage in the… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
hen: Buff..looks like she has scaley leg, with the scaling spreading
We have 5 Buff Orpintons. One hen looks like she has scaley leg, with the scaling spreading now to the second leg. Since our hens don't know much about handling, what would be the best way to help the… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Rooster: runny nose, swolen eyes..breathing..feed store says..neomycin
I have a Buff Orpington Rooster that has severe congestion problem, runny nose, Swolen eyes very dropy..and we are starting to notice others with a gurgle when breathing.. What type med do you reccome… read more
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Dr. Laura Devlin, DVM, DABVP
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Doctoral Degree
1,190 satisfied customers
1.5 yr old plymouth rock who has been healthy up to 2 days..circles
I have a 1.5 yr old plymouth rock who has been healthy up to 2 days ago. She can't walk straight, she has no control and walks around in circles trying to move forward. She just can't walk straight, a… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
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Bird Veterinarian

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