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I have a 10 wk old pullet who has one droopy wing. I believe
I have a 10 wk old pullet who has one droopy wing. I believe she was pecked by an adult hen when we were evacuated from our home due to fires. It's been about 2 wks since I noticed she was not folding… read more
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DoctorMike
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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
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I have a bantam chicken that is not doing well. She had
Hi! I have a bantam chicken that is not doing well. She had pasty butt. I have cleaned her for the last 3 days. Put vinegar in her water but I haven't seen her drink it. She may also be congested not … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,440 satisfied customers
Unfortunately one of my ducks 5 weeks, sustained an injury
Unfortunately one of my ducks 5 weeks, sustained an injury from an opossum attack. She just has bites on her back (none still bleeding, this happened 24 hrs ago) between her wings. All the feathers ar… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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I have 5 chickens that were purchased from a feed store and
I have 5 chickens that were purchased from a feed store and 2 of my bird are showing signs of what I think is Cocci one has developed bloody stool over night. She is small and is trying to eat and dri… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,440 satisfied customers
I have a pullet chicken. With pasty. When we cleaned it, we
I have a pullet chicken. With pasty butt. When we cleaned it, we noticed a large red bulge protruding on her bottom … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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43,851 satisfied customers
She's droopy, ruffled up, lethargic. Pasty with runny poop.
She's droopy, ruffled up, lethargic. Pasty butt with runny poop. Doesn't want to get up. Holds her butt down when she does … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,440 satisfied customers
7-week old chicken girl has vent gleet and constipated.
7-week old chicken girl has vent gleet and constipated … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I have a hen who was pecked by another chicken a week ago.
Hello. I have a young hen who was pecked by another chicken a week ago. Monday we took her to vet since she was not looking good. We have been tube feeding her 3 times a day since then. She is getting… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
43,851 satisfied customers
My chicken has droopy tail feathers. She is alert, eating
My chicken has droopy tail feathers. She is alert, eating and drinking. Her comb is red and she has bright eyes. What could be the problem?… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Hello Dr. I rescued a small white wing dove from a larger adult
Hello Dr. I rescued a small white wing dove from a larger adult that was pecking at it. I have read all of the posts and I 'm pretty sure it's doing ok. It's alert and in much better shape then when r… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
One of my hens is acting sick. Some of her symptoms: Lethargy
One of my hens is acting sick. Some of her symptoms: Lethargy and lack of appetite Green diarrhea Some purple discoloration on her comb, and her comb is droopy Drooping wings Occasional tremors, twist… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have a 18 mo. old hen who was attacked by something 3 1/2
I have a 18 mo. old hen who was attacked by something 3 1/2 weeks ago. She had a pretty decent gash on her back that seemed to be healing nicely and her feathers are growing back in. I noticed about 5… read more
Dr_Kitty
Dr_Kitty
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My Leghorn has black spots on her face and comb and just doesnt
My Leghorn has black spots on her face and comb and just doesn't seem to be as cheerful as she usually is. Didn't lay today, but layed yesterday. What could it be?… read more
Dr_Kitty
Dr_Kitty
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I rescued a baby turkey from a farm store last week. The other
I rescued a baby turkey from a farm store last week. The other turkey babies were pecking its butt and had it was all bloody. I brought it home and put Neosporin on its butt and a week later it is eat… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Hello, I currently have two 1 year old hens (an Ameraucana
Hello, I currently have two 1 year old hens (an Ameraucana and a Black Australorp). I started off with four hens, all the same age, and raised them since they were approx 4 or 5 week old pullets. Appr… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
chickens: noticed one..droopy..frost bite...I live in nh..healthy
I had a chicken die last night out of the blue...no apparent trauma to the bird..today I noticed one other chicken has a droopy crown and all of the chickens appear to have a whitishness to the tips o… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
chickens: 3 one year old red stars..three year old..laid down
WE just got our first set of 5 chickens: 3 one year old red stars, and 2 three year old araucanas. One of the araucanas was definatly at the bottom of the pecking order when they were trying to settle… read more
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My chicken (Americauna hen-7 mths old) was attacked last night
My chicken was attacked last night (Americauna hen-7 mths old) and has had her right wing torn into. I can see the two top bones and the whole wing is dragging at her side. Her body seems uninjured. I… read more
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Dr. Dan
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