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I have 2 week old chicks. One had a funny looking foot at
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I have a baby parakeet that's a little over a month old.
I have a baby parakeet that's a little over a month old. They have splayed feet where their feet go all the way out to the side of their body and they can't stand up. Is there any way that we can fix … read more
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My polish tolbunt frizzle chick (about 4 weeks old) has a
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Our baby chick about 2 weeks old can't walk on her left
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Its not standing or walking just sits and was being trampled
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I am looking for help treating a leg deformity in a two-week
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We have a dove about 3 weeks old. And it's right leg seems a
We have a dove about 3 weeks old. And it's right leg seems a bit swollen and cannot move it. What should we do? … read more
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I have a newborn quail with both legs stretched out and it
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Good dayI have a fruit eating bird. He is about 10 years
Good day I have a fruit eating bird. He is about 10 years old. Raised him since a tiny chick. His one toe became deformed. For years it stayd that way. Now its getting worse. He is loosing the ability… read more
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i hatched a silkie chick which had slightly splayed legs, i
i hatched a silkie chick which had slightly splayed legs, i taped them together and my chick coped well. unfortunatly i took the tape off thinking it would be ok but she is worse now with her one leg … read more
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baby bird born 21 days ago, about 9 days ago, noticed that
baby bird born 21 days ago, about 9 days ago, noticed that the one leg was up in the air, I have tried to tape the leg in a down position using the good leg as a stabelizer but he still lays on one si… read more
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