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We have a rooster who has stopped crowing and is making a
We have a rooster who has stopped crowing and is making a rattling or purring sound when he breathes. … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,607 satisfied customers
My rooster has dark, black scabs on his wattles. About 1
Hi, my rooster has dark, black scabs on his wattles … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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My rooster has a bad leg. Do you make house calls. His leg
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DrPatsyFields
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I have a young Ameraucana rooster (about 4.5 months old) who
I have a young Ameraucana rooster (about 4.5 months old) who became lame around 3.5-4 months. He initially was very healthy and mobile - then suddenly couldn't walk/stand properly. His legs cross, whi… read more
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We checked our roosters crop this morning and it was empty.
we checked our roosters crop this morning and it was empty. For the rest of the day he has been eating fine, even running when we throw veggies and looks like he is acting normal except his crow. I ha… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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How can we know if our roosters crop is normal? It's really
How can we know if our roosters crop is normal? It's really big and we noticed he hasn't been crowing today. We plan on checking his crop tomorrow morning to make sure he empties it but we wanted to a… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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I have a 4 month old chicken and she has a soft "sqishy"
I have a 4 month old chicken and she has a soft "sqishy" spot at the bottom of her neck/ top of her chest, no pain, eating and drinking okay, Watery bathroom, no blood. … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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Hes a 10m silky rooster. Stopped crowing and doesn't seem
Hes a 10m silky rooster. Stopped crowing and doesn't seem that interested in food … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,607 satisfied customers
I need my roosters to have noncrowing surgery. The neighbors
the neighbors are complaining about them crowing and I don't want them to be taken away … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,607 satisfied customers
New rooster about 5 mo old. Got him home and noticed he
New rooster about 5 mo old. Got him home and noticed he didn't crow. He tries to but no sound. Rattled breathing (congestion) eating like a normal bird. Drinking good. Sneezing. I immediately started … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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i have 14 hens and 1 barred rock rooster two days ago the rooster
i have 14 hens and 1 barred rock rooster two days ago the rooster stopped crowing and is not eating, found him yesterday in the nest boxes, however he is drinking alot of water...this morning still no… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Hello, My 1 year old Bantam rooster just stopped crowing a
Hello, My 1 year old Bantam rooster just stopped crowing a few days ago and I noticed his comb is dropping a little to one side, the other 2 hens seem fine and he is eating alright.… read more
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have a Cochin Rooster who is beautiful and looks perfectly
I have a Cochin Rooster who is beautiful and looks perfectly healthy, except I often hear him cough as if he had flegm in his throat and the tone of his 'Crow' has changed.… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
This is concerning a rooster. It can crow but there were a
This is concerning a rooster. It can crow but there were a few days that it couldn't but that was several months ago when it first started this. Crows really good but goes around squeaking ( squeaks l… read more
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Dr. Gardner
Owner, Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
66 satisfied customers
I have a 10 month old bantam rooster that has lost his crow.
Hi there. I have a 10 month old bantam rooster that has lost his crow. He seems to be eating/drinking ok, no gasping or wheezing. I read about gapeworm and respiratory illness, but he does not appear … read more
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Dr. Gardner
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Doctoral Degree
66 satisfied customers
My 6 month old rooster was thriving and very alert until 9
My 6 month old rooster was thriving and very alert until 9 days ago. I had introduced 3 pullets 5 days before that, the heat has been over 100 for days on end, and I put fresh straw in the pen. I also… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a white leghhorn hen maybe 4 years old who for 3 or
I have a white leghhorn hen maybe 4 years old who for 3 or 4 days has been standing up like a duck, tail draging on the ground. she's having a little trouble moving around, can't fly to a roost, at ni… read more
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Fiona Steel
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Bachelor's Degree
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I bought a serama rooster and hen a couple of months ago.
I bought a serama rooster and hen a couple of months ago. The rooster was stumbing some shortly after we got him which started to get worse. On the advice of vet over the phone we treated him antibiot… read more
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