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Our female duck last 11 days ago the day after we brought
Our female duck last laid 11 days ago the day after we brought her home but she hasn't laid since. Is there anything we can do or should be doing? She is eating and drinking fine and is more integrate… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,525 satisfied customers
My duck is lethargic and can't walk far without resting has
My duck is lethargic and can't walk far without resting has not laid an egg in 4 days, I thought she was egg bound but when I checked her out I didn't see anything different but I don't know. The vet … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,525 satisfied customers
I recently purchased a 3 month old Bantam Cochin chick that
I recently purchased a 3 month old Bantam Cochin chick that I was told was "slow to feather." Upon further inspection this chick has multiple bald spots and crusty skin, something that I do not recall… read more
Thomas Windham
Thomas Windham
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
115 satisfied customers
I have 2 Pekin ducks that were attacked by our dogs about a
Hi. I have 2 Pekin ducks that were attacked by our dogs about a week ago. They are semi wild ducks and live on a pond on our property. The one that was hurt badly we caught and put her in a shed with … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,525 satisfied customers
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
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,525 satisfied customers
Morning. I have a sick duck w/ no noticeable injuries. She
Morning. I have a sick duck w/ no noticeable injuries. She has been laying by pond not moving around much. Drinking some water I offer but no food. Her duck friends are keeping their distance. About t… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,525 satisfied customers
I need to administer Tetroxy HCA 280 immediately tonight. So
I need to administer Tetroxy HCA 280 immediately tonight. So I'd like to syringe some for her since she wont be drinking much from her tank before going to bed. I have no idea how much powder to use f… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
44,929 satisfied customers
My young chicken has labored breathing, droopy tail and whistles
My young chicken has labored breathing, droopy tail and whistles when breathing. I did have the flock on Tetroxy HCA 280 for 10 days and she seemed to be much better yet she seems to be back with the … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
How much of the tetroxy would you give to one chicken? Is
How much of the tetroxy would you give to one chicken? Is it 1tsp to 1 gallon to mix it and then from that gallon a total of 4 tsp daily of the water-tetroxy mixture?… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
21,721 satisfied customers
My 6 month old silver-laced red wyandotte was being pecked
My 6 month old silver-laced red wyandotte was being pecked by other chickens this morning. She can't seem to walk and leans back as she sits. I can't get her to eat or drink. I've isolated her in a wi… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
One of the muscovy ducks on my retention pond hatched 15 ducklings,
One of the muscovy ducks on my retention pond hatched 15 ducklings, one of which has separated from the rest, sits in the grass by itself a lot, and when it goes into the pond, it swims around in circ… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
Hello, I am an animal lover that let my 12 yr old talk me into
Hello, I am an animal lover that let my 12 yr old talk me into duckilings from tractor supply. I was stupid (listened to the sales guy that said they would leave once they could fly!)we kept them insi… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
We have a nine-year-old mixed runner/Peking duck who was healthy
We have a nine-year-old mixed runner/Peking duck who was healthy until the last few weeks. Her abdomen became very swollen, distended and hard (not like fat, more like a stone). The area around her ey… read more
Dr. Dave
Dr. Dave
Clinical Veterinarian
Post-Doctoral Degree
230 satisfied customers
I have a small flock of 7 ducks.3 khaki campbell females
I have a small flock of 7 ducks. 3 khaki campbell females and one drake and 2 indian runner ducks and one drake. The all live together and have the same food and excercise. They have a large outside a… read more
Dr. Wally
Dr. Wally
Small Animal Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
273 satisfied customers
I have mallard ducks as pets. Ive read that their legs and
I have mallard ducks as pets. I've read that their legs and feet are susceptible to problems. I noticed one of the females limping 2 days ago, so I have her quarantined in a cage. When I looked at her… read more
Dr. Lisa
Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
1,297 satisfied customers
Hello.I have a couple of pet ducks on my pond.My female peking
Hello.I have a couple of pet ducks on my pond.My female peking had babies,molted then her male rejected her.I found that now she has a male duck feather on her tail and she is mating with the other fe… read more
Dr. Jaime
Dr. Jaime
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
231 satisfied customers
our female domestic duck has black spots on her beak, she has
our female domestic duck has black spots on her beak, she has had them about 8 months and her beak color is a lighter/pale orange than the male. She eats and drinks fine. Wondering if its something to… read more
Dr. Hinson
Dr. Hinson
Associate Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,196 satisfied customers
Hi there. We have a mallard duck that has returned for her
Hi there. We have a mallard duck that has returned for her third season with us. It has been a joy having her return each year. Last year she had five ducklings and was a protective and attentive moth… read more
Dr. Laura Devlin, DVM, DABVP
Dr. Laura Devlin, DVM, DABVP
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Doctoral Degree
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