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I am pretty sure one of my chickens has vent gleet. Do I
I am pretty sure one of my chickens has vent gleet. Do I need to treat with oral antifungals? … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I think two of our chickens have vent gleet and may need a
Hello! I think two of our chickens have vent gleet and may need a prescription. I have photos to share. … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,609 satisfied customers
I have noticed twice that (they all look the same) a hen
I have noticed twice that (they all look the same) a hen secreted what looked like some egg substance and a long white thing came out with it , and the chicken ate it? Is that a worm? What do I do to … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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2,609 satisfied customers
Just this morning i noticed a lot of poop down one of oyr
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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Thank you for this service. I have some "backyard"
i have some "backyard" chickens..one of the older hens has been very lethargic she has not been laying and i noticed that her belly is very bare with no feathers.. … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,609 satisfied customers
My chickens just started laying eggs. One of them who
My chickens just started laying eggs. One of them who usually eats treats ( grain, dried meal worms, peanuts, bird seed) out of my hand is not eating it. She also has a little bit of dried poop on her… read more
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Ihave a 3 yr old chicken who is sick, not eating,diarrhea and
Ihave a 3 yr old chicken who is sick, not eating,diarrhea and has lost all her vent feathers. 3 others have lost half their vent feather, but otherwise appear well except for a ruffled appearance. Tho… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Have had hens with bare red vent areas all summer. Local vet told me it is the weather, but I don't believe this! What causes this? They are not being pecked and have been laying well until now when t… read more
Dr_Kitty
Dr_Kitty
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Doctoral Degree
122 satisfied customers
I have a Jersey Black Giant chicken, 3 years old, always a
I have a Jersey Black Giant chicken, 3 years old, always a reliable egg layer. However, she is losing feathers and has a red vent. The feather loss is not the same pattern as the regular molt -- she i… read more
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Dr_Kitty
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hen: her feathers..bald..feed and she does eat and drinks and returns
Can anyone help, I have a black Orpington hen 18 months old who is loosing all her feathers, Her under carriage is completely bald, she's being sitting in her nest box mostly since Thursday i'v taken … read more
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Two of our 3 chickens have lost a lot of feathers around their
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224 satisfied customers
One of my banties has been laying soft shell eggs and dropping
One of my banties has been laying soft shell eggs and dropping them from the roost rather than getting into the nest. This occurs either in the night or early morning. She is now displaying messy wet … read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
I have a 7 month old layer, a blavk astrolorpe. She has a swelling
I have a 7 month old layer, a blavk astrolorpe. She has a swelling beneath her vent. I checked to see if she is egg bound and she seems ok and she just laid an egg this morning. She does not seem to b… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
My chicken has an infection on her bottom. She has loose stools
My chicken has an infection on her bottom. She has loose stools and had a dirty bottom. We managed to get it clean. Should I apply neosporyn or something of the sorts where she has lost feathers and w… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
One of my chickens (my favorite) had to be put down. She had
One of my chickens (my favorite) had to be put down. She had a black substance high in her vent area, the area lost its feathers, late in this she seemed in pain, came home she was full of magots (put… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
chicken: months old..soft..dirty feathers below her vent..yellowish
I have a chicken who is about 17 months old and has only ever laid a few soft-shelled eggs and one enormous 'normal egg' - that was around 11 months ago with nothing since. She always has dirty feathe… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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Should I be concerned if my chickens vents get dirty (crusty
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Doctoral Degree
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Hi, Have an Isa Brown hen aged about 21/2 years. She stands
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Dr. Bob

Dr. Bob

Veterinarian

7,940 satisfied customers

35 years in general practice, including avian.

Dr. Bruce

Dr. Bruce

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249 satisfied customers

15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian

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Dr. MD Stafford

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233 satisfied customers

20 years in private practice, contract veterinarian Dickerson Park Zoo and attending veterinarian Missouri State University

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Fiona Steel

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224 satisfied customers

BVMS MRCVS

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allpetsdr

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142 satisfied customers

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Dr_Kitty

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