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We've had 2 chickens die unexpectedly in 2 days. They were 5
We've had 2 chickens die unexpectedly in 2 days. They were 5 months old and had just started laying … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,884 satisfied customers
We have an adult hen probably 3-4 yrs old & her bottom is
We have an adult hen probably 3-4 yrs old & her bottom is poop crusted. I gave her a bath a few months back & within a day or two it was right back to the same thing. She doesn't act any different but… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,884 satisfied customers
We have had a hen or rooster die each day for the last four
We have had a hen or rooster die each day for the last four days. They pant for several hours before we find them dead. They have wet feathers around their kids the and bubbles of saliva in their thro… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
47,206 satisfied customers
Within the past nine months I have had 3 of my free range hens
Within the past nine months I have had 3 of my free range hens become sick..the first 2 died within 4 to 5 months of each other..now again I have another one exhibiting signs of loose stools, no blood… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
47,206 satisfied customers
We have 7 we old easter egger and Barred Rock chicks.. they
We have 7 we old easter egger and Barred Rock chicks.. they have been health and growing and we found 2 last night with large swollen eyes and 1 died quickly yesterday and then we found 3 other dead i… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
I have had about 20 chickens die after going sluggish for a
I have had about 20 chickens die after going sluggish for a day or so over the past 3 months. Took two into vet and we have a preliminary diagnosis of probable Marek's disease. However, I have never o… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
My family has chickens, there are 3 chickens out 8 that are
My family has chickens, there are 3 chickens out 8 that are sick. One is really sick. They have diarrhea. The one that is really sick, eats some but walks very slow and looks weak and is very odorous.… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
I also have guineas. 11, 1yr old birds. They made it through
I also have guineas. 11, 1yr old birds. They made it through winter. Everything seemed fine. They roam my yard, and the neighbors. As I only have 2acres. I have raised them in yrs past, with no proble… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 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 have a flock of 35 hens that have been laying since July.
I have a flock of 35 hens that have been laying since July. 5 hens over the past week have died and I do not know why. There does not appear to be any physical marks on the bird as a result from a var… read more
Dr_Kitty
Dr_Kitty
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
122 satisfied customers
my layers are 30weeks, the laying is very poor at 30%, the
my layers are 30weeks, the laying is very poor at 30%, the mortality is very high. the affected birds go off feed, become thin and die, we have applied antibiotics but no response… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
chicken: i fix it, its been sitting in the nesting box 4 hrs evry day
hi , i have a chicken , that i think is eggbound , i do i tell and how do i fix it, its been sitting in the nesting box 4 hrs evry day , ty craig… read more
Dr. Amy
Dr. Amy
Associate Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
89 satisfied customers
I have broilers that are 3-4 weeks old have very few feathers
I have broilers that are 3-4 weeks old have very few feathers and now are dying. I'm losing 3 or more a day. What is causing this.… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
I have a white egg laying hen she has been fine until the
I have a white egg laying hen she has been fine until the last few days her rectum is swollen and clear fluid draining, I was able to asperate from the bottom and a miky fluid with some white stringy … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
chicken: Bubbly, swollen eyes, sneezing and wheezing and lethargic
I had one chicken showing symptoms yesterday, today I have 5 more. Bubbly, swollen eyes, sneezing and wheezing and lethargic with watery stool. I live in New York and it's been very cold, has recently… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
I have a problem with chickens dieing, When I put these birds
I have a problem with chickens dieing, When I put these birds on free range thay end up dead in less than 2 weeks. They run right next to chickens in a coop that I've had no problem with. I can only a… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
chickens: acting sick..yellowish pus discharge and was bleeding
Our spring chickens are acting sick one day and dying the next. My son noticed one of them had a yellowish pus discharge and was bleeding. What causes this?… read more
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Andrea Roberts
veterinary surgeon
Bachelor's Degree
1,292 satisfied customers
Have a bantam chick probably 5 days old or so that we rescued
Have a bantam chick probably 5 days old or so that we rescued from TSC as it was being beat up by other chicks. We have healed her bloody leg just fine but within the last hour her intestines have com… read more
LennyDVM
LennyDVM
Doctoral Degree
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35 years in general practice, including avian.

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