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I have six two week old chicks. One of my Barred rocks isn't
I have six two week old chicks. One of my Barred rocks isn't growing much or feathering. She also is the only one i had an issue with pasty butt with. Now I believe she has a prolapsed vent. She strai… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,009 satisfied customers
I have a rosy bourke parakeet, unsure about the gender. But
I have a rosy bourke parakeet, unsure about the gender. But he/she was pointing its tail in the air and making quick, quiet chirping noises. He has done this 3 times that I have seen in the past two w… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,009 satisfied customers
Is it wrong to keep budgies and cockatiels in one cage
Is it wrong to keep budgies and cockatiels in one cage together? Also why do the birds not sing, chirp or tweet. They are totally silent making no musical noises at all. Are they depressedHad 4 birds … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,009 satisfied customers
I have a six week old chick who I noticed yesterday had a
I have a six week old chick who I noticed yesterday had a mucous discharge from one eye. I segregated her, and by evening she had a nasal discharge (clear) as well. The morning her eye looked swollen.… read more
Dr. Leah Hill
Dr. Leah Hill
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Doctor of Veterinary medicine
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I have two budgies about 6 and 5 months. The younger one
I have two budgies about 6 and 5 months. The younger one (Charlie) is sleeping a lot at the moment: I'm not sure if this budgie is male or female as his/her cere is light blue and has never changed. T… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
I have a barred rock chick that is 2 weeks old. She is straining
I have a barred rock chick that is 2 weeks old. She is straining and chirping while trying to defecate. It is so bad that her rectum protrudes and extends quite far while trying to do so. I have put o… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I am new to owning baby chicks. They are not quite 2 weeks
I am new to owning baby chicks. They are not quite 2 weeks old yet. We just had one chick die last night of unknown causes - she was fine one day and the next suddenly would not eat anything or drink … read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
I raise & show nice quality Silkies. A couple of weeks ago
I raise & show nice quality Silkies. A couple of weeks ago I sold some of my chicks that were about 4 wks old. I did my usual visual check - eyes, ears, nostrils, vent, etc & everything seemed fine. A… read more
Dr_Kitty
Dr_Kitty
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
122 satisfied customers
bought dozen young chicks roughly six weeks old. all died
bought dozen young chicks roughly six weeks old. all died except two. month later bought 10 more put antibiotic 5ml Pan Terramycin into drinking water 4 have died in 4 weeks. symptoms chicken loose us… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
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
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
My cockatiel, Coconut, died last Sunday. He would have been
My cockatiel, Coconut, died last Sunday. He would have been 23 years old in December and he was such a beloved pet. I am just heartbroken and would like to ask something that was so very sad as he was… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
my chickens are rattly when they breath some had a nasal discharge,diarhea,some
my chickens are rattly when they breath some had a nasal discharge,diarhea,some have died,,i have treated with antibiotics 2 times,when i get new chickens they get it too.they seem to have a fever,get… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have budgies in an aviary. I have lost around 10 birds over
I have budgies in an aviary. I have lost around 10 birds over recent months 4 in the last 4 weeks. They are all hens. I have treated with sulphur for coccidiosis. Adjacent to the aviary I have another… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
hens: fed..odd eggs since starting to lay..color than normal
I have a backyard flock of 11 hens and 1 rooster (fed commercial layer pellets and oyster shell, 15 hrs of light, normal husbandry). One of the hens (I don't know which one) has consistently laid odd … read more
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Dr. MD Stafford
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I purchased 7 chicks from a broker who got the chicks from
I purchased 7 chicks from a broker who got the chicks from Privett Hatchery and then kept them at his chicken facility for 3 days until I was able to get them from him. Six have died, becoming more an… read more
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Dr. MD Stafford
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I had9 sebright chicks hatch on 8/3 and 8/4 They were all
I had9 sebright chicks hatch on 8/3 and 8/4 They were all fine for a week, altho I did note that they didn.t seem to be growing the way chicks usually do. But, they were bright eyed running around, ea… read more
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
chicks: one died today..never walked but ate good and drank good
i have 19 chicks. 18 now. one died today but for three weeks i took care of her she never walked but ate good and drank good. but this stopped yesterday and she died. her legs could move but she could… read more
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Dr. Coldiron
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Doctoral Degree
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budgerigars: he seemed quiet and sleepy and fluffed..cage..stiff
i brought a pair of young budgerigars two weeks ago the one bird seemed not to strong at flying .over the last three day he seemed to be a lot better flying around the aviery .today he seemed quiet an… read more
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Dr. Lisa
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