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Rooster has a swollen completely shut eye? About 15 min ago,
Rooster has a swollen completely shut eye? JA: I'll do all I can to help. When did you first notice this swelling? Does the rooster lick the skin as well? Customer: About 15 min ago JA: And what's the… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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N see an tell it looks like fowl pox we have removed the one
N see an tell it looks like fowl pox we have removed the one with it an no signs in any others … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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My rooster's eyes were closed yesterday and he just under a
My rooster's eyes were closed yesterday and he just under a tree, not eating and hardly crowing. … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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I have a flock of 14 chickens. My rooster, who is about 10
Hello, I have a flock of 14 chickens. My rooster, who is about 10 months old, has developed black spots on his comb. It is not frostbite. I've had my hens get a little frostbite in the past so o know … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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I just noticed that several laying hens has black spots on
I just noticed that several laying hens has black spots on there comb and one hen has one eye crested over and she has black spots on her comb.… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
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43,924 satisfied customers
I have a Barred Rock rooster about 10 months old. He has a
I have a Barred Rock rooster about 10 months old. He has a large blackish spot on his comb about the size of a nickle on one side and about the size of a dime on the other side. It has white spots mix… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
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my hen has strange lumpy sores on her beak and has a pail comb.
my hen has strange lumpy sores on her beak and has a pail comb. she is very unwell and has slowly gotten weaker and weaker over a few weeks… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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I am new to chicken farming and I just recently purchased 1
I am new to chicken farming and I just recently purchased 1 brown leghorn rooster and 5 red sex link hens from an individual at our local "sale barn". One of the hens seemed very lethargic and stayed … read more
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
Hi - have a small backyard flock of hens that are nearing 1
Hi - have a small backyard flock of hens that are nearing 1 year of age. They free range, eat a variety of food and have ACV in their water supply. Adopted some silkie eggs for my Broody Cochin Pullet… read more
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Dr. Bob
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7,940 satisfied customers
I have a small flock of 25 hens & one rooster. A while back
I have a small flock of 25 hens & one rooster. A while back the smaller hens started loosing a lot of feathers on the head & back. I got rid of several roosters, as it looked like they were picking on… read more
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allpetsdr
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Over the past week a young rooster developed large warts on
Over the past week a young rooster developed large warts on his comb and around his beak in the past day these warts have rapidly grown and have covered his eyes over night he cannot see this morning.… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
Hi my rooster seems to have mites or a fungus on his wattle
Hi my rooster seems to have mites or a fungus on his wattle and comb. It is white in colour and splotchy. What could it be and what can I do for him. He is also out of sorts staying around the coup. M… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
I have 2 Buff Orpington pullets that have an eye problem. We had a mit
I have 2 Buff Orpington pullets that have an eye problem. We had a mite infestation but took care of that. A couple of the older hens had a dark crust from mites on their combs which we kept coated in… read more
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Fiona Steel
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Bachelor's Degree
224 satisfied customers
I have a Rhode Island Red chic (about 5-6 weeks old). About
swollen comb on Rhode Island Red chic (about 5-6 weeks old). About 10 days to 2 weeks ago we noticed that her comb looked really big or maybe even swollen compared to the other chics. Since her comb w… read more
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Fiona Steel
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Bachelor's Degree
224 satisfied customers
We have a small flock (7) of chickens and one rooster. About
We have a small flock (7) of chickens and one rooster. About 3 weeks ago one of the hens started to act strangely ~ sitting lethargically with her eyes shut, breathing shallowly, opening her beak and … read more
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Fiona Steel
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224 satisfied customers
I have silky hens. One birdn has scabby eyes. Both eyes affected.
I have silky hens. One birdn has scabby eyes. Both eyes affected. Looks like scale on head. Still has appetitie. Head not swollen looks normal. I have isolated bird. Eyes look as if sunken a bit flat.… read more
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
i recently acquired a 10 week old wheaten chick only to have
i recently acquired a 10 week old wheaten chick only to have it get sick within the first week of bringing it home. it had the early growth of fowl pox on 1 eye lid area...which was growing but it was… read more
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Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
chickens: exhibiting irritation..oozing..comb..antibiotic treatment
I have a couple of sick chickens--exhibiting irritation, oozing, and severe swelling of the eye area, and wart like lesions on the comb. One was showing breathing problems that were alleviated with an… read more
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Dr. Elaine
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Doctoral Degree
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