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My rooster is falling asleep standing up. I noticed today he
Hello there, my rooster is falling asleep standing up. I noticed today he had sort of a red eye and sometimes coughs/sneezes. He is comb is red, he eats and drinks plenty of water, and sings during th… read more
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He is lazy and has some discharge around his mouth. I cant
he is lazy and has some discharge around his mouth. I cant tell if it's nasal discharge. he's a free roaming rooster in our backyard flock … read more
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I have a wheezing rooster. Woke up to him like that
I have a wheezing rooster. Woke up to him like that Yesterday. Hind sight I have heard some sneezing on occasion. So possible there could be a cold in the flock. But Have been reading on gapeworm too.… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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Our favorite chicken has a respiratory issue. For about a
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Respiratory symptoms. Hen. About 2-3 days. 8 chicken foick.
Respiratory symptoms JA: What type of animal are we talking about? Customer: Hen JA: I'll do all I can to help. Can you tell me a little more about the hen's situation? How long has this been a concer… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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I'm a companion animal vet who has a client with a backyard
HI, This is Dr Brent. I'm a companion animal vet who has a client with a backyard flock of 30 chickens in south central PA. She called to tell me she has a 3 yr old rooster with a swollen head and let… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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We have had two die in the last four days. They all
We have had two die in the last four days. They all experienced lethargy, drainage from eyes and nose, and have stunted growth. We stopped using Teramycin mixed with water about two-three weeks ago. … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My 8 lb., 5 year old rooster is wheezing with an upper
My 8 lb., 5 year old rooster is wheezing with an upper respiratory infection. He cannot crow. He's walking and eating but a bit lethargic. I need to know what to do for him. … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
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I have 11 chickens. One seems to be having trouble
I have 11 chickens. One seems to be having trouble breathing. IEvery few seconds, he lifts his head and appears to be taking a long breath. He was OK yesterday and is not feeding thru the grass like t… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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I'm ***** *****. We have a rooster about 8 months old with a
HI! I'm ***** *****. We have a young rooster about 8 months old with a clear slimy discharge from his beak. Having a hard time eating. Not swallowing his food well … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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I have a rooster that had puss pockets in s eyes. He was
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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I have one rooster with bad mucous drainage, he seems fine
I have one rooster with bad mucous drainage, he seems fine one minute and then is down the next his eyes are red but not swollen, another hen seems to be gasping for breath and I don't notice any muco… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I think my 9 month old rooster may have gape worm. He's lost
I think my 9 month old rooster may have gape worm. He's lost his voice and opens mouth and stretches neck to breathe. He seems to have lost weight too. What can I do for him? I haven't seen any worms … read more
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Dr. B.
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21,665 satisfied customers
i have a rooster and he has just started doing something weird.
i have a rooster and he has just started doing something weird. he seem to fall on his back and cannot get up. every time i find him, he is upside down head flailing. I gently pick him up, flip him ov… read more
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Dr. Bob
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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
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
My chickens and pheasants are having respiratory problems.
My chickens and pheasants are having respiratory problems. The chickens had puffy faces and runny noses for about a week then it went away. They still have runny noses, though. The pheasants are young… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a year old rooster who is wheezing. He has been dewormed
I have a year old rooster who is wheezing. He has been dewormed with SafeGuard & I have treated him with various antibiotics, yet he still wheezes. The antibiotics I have used are Liquimycin, Tetracyc… read more
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i have a sick rooster when he breaths it sounds like hes gurguling
i have a sick rooster when he breaths it sounds like he's gurguling or is all stuffed up he's not realy acting sick though he's eating and drinking and out and about with the other birds. Also none of… read more
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Dr. Bob
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