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Both feet in the bottom center have a bulge with what looks
Both feet in the bottom center have a bulge with what looks like a small cut in the middle. She is limping. Today the limping was quite noticeable. What could it be? It looks like an infection.… read more
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My chicken is lying with her legs out behind her, I don't
My chicken is lying with her legs out behind her JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot? Customer: I don't see one JA: What is the bird's name? Customer: … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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DVM
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I have a chicken that has become progressively lame on her right leg.
I have a chicken that has become progressively lame on her right leg. It doesn´t look like Marek´s (I had one chicken who had that), she just started limping on that foot and it gradually became worse… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
have an older chicken who is walking like she is pulling her
have an older chicken who is walking like she is pulling her bum under her legs,, so walking upright, slight limp. and seems bloated.. was very warm but not anymore.. have tried checking for egg bound… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
my chicken is not walking, she moves her legs but is just lying
my chicken is not walking, she moves her legs but is just lying to one side. She is eating well and drinking. What can I do for her? I have her in a box and wanted to bath her because she has been lyi… read more
Andrea Roberts
Andrea Roberts
veterinary surgeon
Bachelor's Degree
1,292 satisfied customers
chicken: Her feathers are intact..wound..her appetite and energy
We have a chicken that has what seems to be a large puffy area on her chest - below her neck near the breast bone. Her feathers are intact, there seems to be no sign of wound but her appetite and ener… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
chickens: noticed today..herself..had what seemed to look like maggots
I noticed today one of my chickens was not herself ,I picked her up and rolled her over she had what seemed to look like maggots around her vent as if she was fly struck. I washed them away and cleane… read more
Fiona Steel
Fiona Steel
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what does it mean when their rear ends are raw and almost look
what does it mean when their rear ends are raw and almost looks like they have been cut or torn open? the other chickens are pecking at that area also. there are no feathers and the whole area is real… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
Female chicken [Austrolorp] had thing hanging from her butt
Female chicken [Austrolorp] had 'thing' hanging from her butt - pink and rubbery with remnants of what looked like egg white. I lifted her up, applied warm wet cloth and 'eased' it off her tail feathe… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
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19,561 satisfied customers
I have a sick chicken, A few months ago she was sneezing and
A few months ago she was sneezing and had snot so I separated her. Gave her tyliein soluble and a super diet and kept heaters her. Now we are at probably about four months and the swelling on one side of her face has gotten worse. I've had her on Tylan 50 for five days and no noticeable improvement … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
32,775 satisfied customers
chickens: is limping and her leg is a whitish colour
One of my chickens is limping and her leg is a whitish colour. What do you think is rong and what can I do to help her?… read more
Andrea Roberts
Andrea Roberts
veterinary surgeon
Bachelor's Degree
1,292 satisfied customers
We have a chicken with a substance around her vent. It's
We have a chicken with a white substance around her vent. It's been at least one month that she's had this. What should we be doing? Also, the chicken seems to be healthy she's not skinny.. And she se… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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DVM
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A small dog just got into our yard and it looks like it bit
A small dog just got into our yard and it looks like it bit (and broke) the legs of one of our chickens. What can we do? The nearest vet can only see it tomorrow and it is just sitting there traumatiz… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
chicken: past week..tail..difficulty walking, staying..14 months old
I have a chicken that for the past week or so has had what looks like a fat bottom.Today it's tail has dropped and it is having difficulty walking, staying very close to the ground. She is about 14 mo… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
My black sex-link chicken is alert but lying on the ground
My black sex-link chicken is alert but lying on the ground w/ both legs extended out behind her and she acts as if she is paralyzed...She can't hold herself up and flops over if I try to stand her up.… read more
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
my chickens have a swelling in front if their breast bone area
my chickens have a swelling in front if their breast bone area that feels like food and water that is not in their gizzard… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
We found a chicken by the roadside today. She looks like she
We found a chicken by the roadside today. She looks like she may have been snake bitten on her wattles because the are very swollen. She isn't feeling well but she is eating. The first problem that sh… read more
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Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
I have a chicken with a swollen,inflamed abdomen (?). She
I have a chicken with a swollen,inflamed abdomen (?). She looks like she is dragging her body on the ground, she is lethargic, her comb is dark and flimsy.… read more
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