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They are coughing and sneezing. No discharge in the eyes or
they are coughing and sneezing. No discharge in the eyes or mouth. I have been adding vetrx to their water for three days but no improvement yet … read more
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KayyR
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How many vaccines should my baby chicks receive. What is the
How many vaccines should my baby chicks receive JA: The Expert will be able to answer your vaccine questions one-on-one, plus any follow-ups you may have. Are there any more details you'd like to add … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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How do you know when it's ok for the mother hen to be
How do you know when it's ok for the mother hen to be separate from her chicks? One of our hens who hatched her eggs started picking at her chicks today and so we let her out and she immediately went … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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We just had 6 chicks hatch on Saturday. We are new to the
We just had 6 chicks hatch on Saturday. We are new to the chicks thing. We have had adult chickens for awhile. I was reading about Marek's vaccine. Unforturnely, We are past the 24 hours. Is it too late to administer to the chicks? They are separated from the main flock with the mother. … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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All my baby chick's are dying 1 by 1. I had them delivered
I had them delivered Friday. 1 was dead. 4 died Saturday. 1 died Sunday. 1 died yesterday and two died today. They become lethargic, eyes closed, weak. … read more
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I have a broody hen who is sitting on a clutch of eggs. I
Greetings. I have a broody hen who is sitting on a clutch of eggs. I believe they will hatch next week. I would like to give them a Mareks vaccine since my last batch of chicks raised by another hen k… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
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We want to protect our chickens (we have several hundred)
We want to protect our chickens (we have several hundred) against Marek, Infectious Laryngotracheitis, Mycoplasmosis and Fowl Pox, but do not know which product or products to use. Would love some adv… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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We have 12 eggs in an incubator and it is day 18 or 19. Im
Hi! We have 12 eggs in an incubator and it is day 18 or 19. Im not sure what to do to prepare for hatching and what to do once they hatch! … read more
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Dr. Patsy Fields
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Interesting question I have been up sizing my flock to 300
Interesting question I have been up sizing my flock to 300 which I am only 50 away from and I have always had a liking for White Leghorns but in my 30 years of raising chicks and chickens have so much… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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She isnt walking. A chicken about 2 months or so. No she
She isnt walking JA: I'll do all I can to help. What type of bird are we talking about? Customer: A chicken about 2 months or so JA: Does anything look different with the chicken's legs/feet? Customer… read more
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I have a coronation sussex hen who hatched three chicks
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A few of my chickens seem to be partly paralyzed they are
a few of my young chickens seem to be partly paralyzed they are still eating and drinking-no diarrhea and no respiratory distress… read more
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I have done much research, I don't remember seeing specifics
I have done much research, I don't remember seeing specifics on whether Marek's disease can affect different members of a flock differently. E.G. one bird has ocular, one has visceral and 2 get neuro.… read more
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
After penning my young chickens free range chickens they have
After penning my young chickens free range chickens they have wasted away. No breast, pail faced and combs shrinking. They were perfectly healthy when they were penned. They have been treated for cocc… read more
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Dr. Bob
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I have a small flock of bantams and hatch birds over several
I have a small flock of bantams and hatch birds over several months. Can I vaccinate all birds for Mareks at the same time. Effectively some will be day olds and others up to 3 months old. Presumably … read more
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
my chicken will not stand. she is drinking, and eating. I have
my chicken will not stand. she is drinking, and eating. I have given her meicated food and drink. Ihave 15 other chickens, who are not affected. sh will move her head and attempt to shift her weight. … read more
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oopiedoc
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hen: Hi there, I have had a case of mareks in my flock...infect
Hi there, I have had a case of Mareks in my flock. I only have one hen left now and want to get a couple more young birds. Should I be worried that my last girl is a carrier and might infect any newco… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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can i put a newly hatched egg back with the mother the other
can i put a newly hatched egg back with the mother? the other eggs hatched 2 days ago and they are walking around. will the mother care for it or will she walk off with the other chicks? Thanks… read more
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