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I have 17 week old pullets and one is very listless and isnt
I have 17 week old pullets and one is very listless and isnt roosting tonight on it's usual roost. Also would not free range today and clearly has zero energy. . I introduced two new birds a week ago.… read more
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DrPatsyFields
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I recently purchased two show chickens and I've noticed that
I recently purchased two show chickens and I've noticed that one of them has been sneezing a whole lot. At first, I thought that it was just a reaction to the cold weather, but I've started to notice … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Pullet started walking funny, couldn't stay on roost. 2 days
Pullet started walking funny, couldn't stay on roost. 2 days later, much worse. Legs akimbo, can't stand. Wants to eat and drink. Gave her electrolytes with dropper and isolated her. Back story, broug… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I have young pullets that I just raised from baby chicks.
I have young pullets that I just raised from baby chicks. All were fine. Healthy. They are almost 5 months old now and all of a sudden, starting with one of my other momma hens, she was fine, eating r… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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I have pullets and a few hens that have pink colored eyes
I have pullets and a few hens that have pink colored eyes (where it should be white), some are sneezing. Not all, but they are all together. I have found 2 dead, but I don't know from what. (I have ab… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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43,796 satisfied customers
I have two problems going on in my flock, possibly more. I
I have two problems going on in my flock, possibly more. I had some juvenile chicken deaths diagnosed as coccidiosis on necropsy. But I also have a respiratory issue in my flock. Right now I have a 3 … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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12 week old pullet can't stand up. 12 week old pullet can't
12 week old pullet can't stand up JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with the bird? Customer: 12 week old pullet can't stand up JA: Where does the bird seem to hurt? Customer: Week legs… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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43,796 satisfied customers
I have a very small (14) flock of pullets - just started
I have a very small (14) flock of pullets - just started laying about three weeks ago. One suddenly had trouble walking, feet curled under her. Appetite good, attitude good. But she died after three d… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
43,796 satisfied customers
I have a chicken that out of no where started limping she
I have a chicken that out of no where started limping she was stressed a lot because the chickens were picking on her before the limp started. I have isolated her & her sister for company. She has los… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
43,796 satisfied customers
Second time this year I added a lavender ameraucana and
For the second time this year I added a lavender ameraucana and black copper marans to my flock from a farm out of state--these are the ones I have a question about. In the spring I purchased five chi… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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DVM
43,796 satisfied customers
Dear answer, two weeks ago , a chicken i purchased at a swap
Dear answer, two weeks ago , a chicken i purchased at a swap (20 week copper marin) started sneezing a lot. within two days she sounded like she was breathing through water, with an alarming rattle. s… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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We have a chicken that is acting odd and the other chickens
We have a chicken that is acting odd and the other chickens are picking on her. She appears to be breathing heavy/panting Just stands in one place tipping her head to the right and gazes into space. M… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
We have recently started to get in to breeding Heritage Breed
We have recently started to get in to breeding Heritage Breed poultry and we want to do our very best to be selling healthy birds. I have a quality Australorp rooster that we want to breed our Austral… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
My chicken is limping and has white flakes all over her body.
My chicken is limping and has white flakes all over her body. She has lost weight and doesn't move around alot, preferring to sit on the ground. I am unaware of any accident that she has had to hurt h… read more
Dr. Taus
Dr. Taus
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8-month old black marans started limping on Monday. No sign
8-month old black marans started limping on Monday. No sign of injury. Eating/drinking OK. Today, her right foot is curled in a ball. Comb color is normal, but she feels "light" when held. 3 other chi… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
bantam: lay..we bring her indoors in animal carrier..feed
unwell looking polish bantam age point of lay...isolated self in corner of the run and not roaming about as usual...feels like she been out in rain all day.Easy to pick up which is not usual.Should we… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
Hi Vet on line, Recently I got a hen and two 5-month old
Hi Vet on line, Recently I got a hen and two 5-month old pullets. One pullet seems to have white thread-like like things on her eye. Occasionally I see white things on her beak and then later they wil… read more
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Fiona Steel
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Bachelor's Degree
224 satisfied customers
I have two listless Buff Orpingtons. The Cockerel is 17 weeks,
I have two listless Buff Orpingtons. The Cockerel is 17 weeks, the pullet is 15 weeks. Two days ago the pullet was standing separate from the flock with her head pulled into her body. She would briefl… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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