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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
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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I have 3 week old Cornish x chicks and I just noticed them
I have 3 week old Cornish x chicks and I just noticed them coughing. I have took a 12 second video of it. I'm doing organic feed with no vaccines or meds. They are in a bottomless coop that I move dai… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,073 satisfied customers
MY BROILER CHICKS ARE DYING TOO MUCH. BEFORE DYING THEY
MY BROILER CHICKS ARE DYING TOO MUCH. BEFORE DYING THEY START BREATHING HEAVILY AND THROUGH THE MOUTH , DURING THAT TIME THEY DONT EAT , WHAT IS THE PROBLEM? … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,073 satisfied customers
Hen seems to be gasping for air. She has sneezed a few
Hen seems to be gasping for air. She has sneezed a few times. Eyes are no swollen. She is making a pitiful sound. … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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We nave 6 chickehs I found 1 dead yesterday and a nother
we nave 6 chickehs I found 1 dead yesterday and a nother today the heads are dark purple … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
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48,436 satisfied customers
My chicken is acting lethargic and keeping her eyes closed.
my chicken is acting lethargic and keeping her eyes closed. Her breathing is also labored and rattling. Is this a sign of illness or dying? She is 5 years old… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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48,436 satisfied customers
Just found my 10 month old Australorp dead in the coop! She
Just found my 10 month old Australorp dead in the coop! She was perfectly fine yesterday. Did not want to come out to free-range this afternoon & mostly just sat when she did. 2 hours later - dead! Ve… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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2,854 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
2,854 satisfied customers
i have a chicken farm with 5000 and they have 1.5 sqfeet per
i have a chicken farm with 5000 and they have 1.5 sqfeet per bird,and start dying at 5cc weeks old and its not the heat,from my obsevation what can cause this… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I am just start farming with a 1000 broilers they are on day
I am just start farming with a 1000 broilers they are on day 28 and I lost eight every night the last two days. They were vacinated for Newcastle in there first week. They been kept as free range chic… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I bought 4 lavender orpington pullets about 6 wks. ago from
I bought 4 lavender orpington pullets about 6 wks. ago from a couple who are licensed to raise and sell poultry. They have all had runny brown poop and I found one dead about 2 wks. ago. This morning … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
chickens: thin shelled eggs with spots of sand..listless..eating well
Hi~ I have a flock of four backyard chickens, 6 mo old. One of them seems ill: she has not laid an egg in 3 days, and in the 2 wks prior laid thin shelled eggs with spots of sand-like grit on the shel… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
chickens: 8 month old White leghorn died..flock..lying down..floppy
While we were away last week one of our chickens, an 8 month old White Leghorn died. The people who were caring for our small flock of 3 said that in the morning she was lying down and her crest was f… read more
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have broilers that are 3-4 weeks old have very few feathers
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Hi - i have a pekin hen that appears to be very croaky and
Hi - i have a pekin hen that appears to be very 'croaky' and having trouble breathing. Every so often she appears to gasp for breath. She is not laying and her comb has gone pale but she is fat (for a… read more
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Fiona Steel
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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My baby ducks were born about three weeks ago. Last week,
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35 years in general practice, including avian.

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