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I am new to the chicken world and have 14 lovely bird that
I am new to the chicken world and have 14 lovely bird that we started about 6 to 7 weeks ago and need advice with one bird loosing feathers on her back. Normally her new wing feathers cover this area … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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My 2 year old Plymouth Barred Rock he has shown signs of
Hi, My 2 year old Plymouth Barred Rock he has shown signs of decline for more than a week. I noticed that she hung out in the coop more, did not range much, less active. I could find nothing obviously… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
44,708 satisfied customers
My bantam hen has sneezing,head shaking and rattles when
My bantam hen has sneezing,head shaking and rattles when breathing. She looks well otherwise her feathers are shiny, she is eating well, has a daily dust bath. I bring her inside at night to keep her … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
We have 9 standard laying hens, and 7 bantam 4-H show
Hello. We have 9 standard laying hens, and 7 bantam 4-H show chickens. They have always been completely healthy, and now we have lost two standard hens in the space of a week. Two hens are broody, and… 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
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have 4 bantams and rooster. One had 6 chicks. One of those
I have 4 bantams and rooster. One had 6 chicks. One of those chicks had to be hatched by us on 1/1/15 as she no longer wanted to sit on it but we heard baby inside. It is golden in colour whereas othe… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Dr. Bob,I have a 9 month old hen who has loose stool on
Dr. Bob, I have a 9 month old hen who has loose stool on her back side feathers and I have noticed past 3 days she has been leaving 1 loose watery stool with just the tiniest amount of blood in it. Th… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
44,708 satisfied customers
We have a flock of approx. 60 chickens, black link, arrancana,
We have a flock of approx. 60 chickens, black sex link, arrancana, sagita, etc.,. lately the older sagitas (no more than 4 yrs old) have been dying. They have all been free range on our five acres. To… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I bought 6 hens from a tractor supply store 2 weeks ago, 5
I bought 6 hens from a tractor supply store 2 weeks ago, 5 large sized and 1 bantam. Since then I ordered 7 more from my pet chicken, 5 large sized and 2 silkie bantams. My pet chicken vaccinates the … read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
I had a chicken die in the coop about 2 1/2 weeks ago. Upon
I had a chicken die in the coop about 2 1/2 weeks ago. Upon inspection it had a full crop blackish green discoloration in the abdomen. When cut open there was a bad odor and black stuff in abdominand … read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
hens: lethargy, loss of color in comb, drooping eyelids and vomiting
I have had two hens die recently. Symptoms were: lethargy, loss of color in comb, drooping eyelids and vomiting. We have approx. 35 chickens that are free ranging in approx a half acre during the day … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have 3 Pekin Bantams of approx. 18 weeks x2 and one which
I have 3 Pekin Bantams of approx. 18 weeks x2 and one which I introduced to them at 5 weeks who is now 12 weeks old. All get on particularly well, although introduction did take 3 days. I bought on Su… read more
Fiona Steel
Fiona Steel
Veterinarian
Bachelor's Degree
703 satisfied customers
I have a barred rock hen that I found still on the roost yesterday
I have a barred rock hen that I found still on the roost yesterday morn. she had foam in one eye and in mouth. does not go free range like the rest of the flock. Quantined hert last night to a dog ken… read more
Fiona Steel
Fiona Steel
Veterinarian
Bachelor's Degree
703 satisfied customers
Why are my chickens having clear water run back out of their
Why are my chickens having clear water run back out of their mouths when they bend their heads to eat? Some of them often shake their heads like they are gurgling. Is something wrong? They eat good an… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
My chickens are having some type of cold . A few of the hens
My chickens are having some type of "cold". A few of the hens heads are swollen and they are coughing from time to time. They also have some clear drainage from their nostrils. A couple of the hens he… read more
Dr. MD Stafford
Dr. MD Stafford
Veterinarian
DVM
233 satisfied customers
Hen: feathers..1-3 wide along croup, breast bone to lower abdomen.
Patient: 2yo barred Plymouth Rock Hen with area of no feathers approx. 1-3" wide along croup, breast bone to lower abdomen. Symptoms found approx. 2 months ago. Areas of redness along line of no feath… read more
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Dr. Laura Devlin, DVM, DABVP
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Doctoral Degree
1,190 satisfied customers
Chicken with swollen eye, hard scabby bump on her back. pics
Bantam hen has swollen left eye and hard, scabby bump on her back. Photos here: http://mikeandlisasfamily.shutterfly.com/19… read more
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Andrea Roberts
veterinary surgeon
Bachelor's Degree
1,292 satisfied customers
We have a small flock of chickens and bantams (15). Yesterday
We have a small flock of chickens and bantams (15). Yesterday a bantam hen died while in the garden after apparently convulsing. (I discovered her afterwards). This a.m. a 4 month old died. This time … read more
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Deb Jankura
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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
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Dr. Bob

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