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One of my roosters comb is turning black on the tips and
One of my roosters comb is turning black on the tips and comb is a blotchy light red and white. Our lowest temp has been high 30s liw 40s what do u think the problem could be … read more
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Dr. Patsy Fields
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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
Avian Medicine Residency
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Lethargic rooster, not eating, black on wattles and tips of
Lethargic rooster, not eating, black on wattles and tips of comb. … read more
Dr. Leah Hill
Dr. Leah Hill
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Doctor of Veterinary medicine
2,881 satisfied customers
I have a flock of 14 chickens. My rooster, who is about 10
Hello, I have a flock of 14 chickens. My rooster, who is about 10 months old, has developed black spots on his comb. It is not frostbite. I've had my hens get a little frostbite in the past so o know … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
47,417 satisfied customers
Have 4 free range backyard chickens 20 wks old. Yesterday 1
Have 4 free range backyard chickens 20 wks old. Yesterday 1 looked very uncomfortable, listless, panting, spread wings. Yard has good shade. Other chicks looked fine. She's no better today. Would it b… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
47,417 satisfied customers
I just noticed my 7.5-month-old buff orpington has diarrhea
I just noticed my 7.5-month-old buff orpington has green diarrhea and her wattles appear pale. Her flock member (we have 2 chickens) also appears to have pecked her ear sac (there is a small drop of d… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
47,417 satisfied customers
Chicken is squinting the left eye, wattles pale, lethargic,
Chicken is squinting the left eye, wattles pale, lethargic, not eating, nodding head. Separated from rest of flock. Made it a week so far. Tonight, noticed another hen with the same symptoms. Separate… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I found one of my buff Orpington hens dead with no apparent
I found one of my buff Orpington hens dead with no apparent signs of trauma. I noticed that some of the other hens are missing feathers on their lower backs near their tail feathers. I also have a roo… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
22,045 satisfied customers
Do chickens need routine worming? Often wormers will say not
Do chickens need routine worming? Often wormers will say not for use in hens laying eggs for human consumption. I put diatomaceous earth in their feed but not sure that's enough. I have read that if t… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
22,045 satisfied customers
I have some chickens who have lost their combs and wattles
I have some chickens who have lost their combs and wattles ,and have droopy eyes and are really lethargic with poor appitite and are dying slowly. What is causing this? I have sepparated affected bird… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
My Barnevelder hen has a pale, shrivelled comb and wattle,
My Barnevelder hen has a pale, shrivelled comb and wattle, seems lethargic and loses her balance easily. Our other 3 hens (Sussex, Orpington and Isa Brown) all seem fine. The Barnevelder has been unwe… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have this big beautiful black rooster, recently his comb
I have this big beautiful black rooster, recently his comb and wattle has lost it's red color and it is very pale looking and he is very listless. What could be wrong with him?… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
bantams: tail..blind..me coming, she has eaten the odd bit..syringe
Dear Dr Bob, Again i need your advice! One of my bantams was on the floor of the coop this morning ie- not roosting, and she now has her head twisted over her back, almost looking at her tail, and she… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
hen: shows signs..signs of labored breathing and a comb..herself
I have a less-than-2yr-old hen who has her entire back pecked, shows signs of labored breathing and a comb that is breaking down with black adhesions(?) on it. I noticed her turning her neck and pecki… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
rooster: feather loss in spots..dark red..comb..he acts normal
A neighbor dropped off a rooster that has no rear or back feathers and shows some feather loss in spots on his breast. His skin is a dark red everywhere. His comb and wattle look fine and he acts norm… read more
Andrea Roberts
Andrea Roberts
veterinary surgeon
Bachelor's Degree
1,292 satisfied customers
We have a small flock of 7 hens and one rooster. Born in late
We have a small flock of 7 hens and one rooster. Born in late March 2009, most began laying early to mid August. Our 2 Buff Orpingtons are causing concern. One insists on brooding and we have isolated… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Veterinarian Avian Health Consultant
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
rooster: appetite..thirst..no runny eyes, nose or cough..hes
Hi, i have a 7mo old rooster (easter egger or americauna I think)who cannot stand anymore.He was ok and cock a doodle dooing a month ago....His droppings are normal, along with his appetite and thirst… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Veterinarian Avian Health Consultant
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
We have 48 chickens. One has a comb and waddles that has been
We have 48 chickens. One has a comb and waddles that has been turning pale red rather than the normal healthy red coloration. The birs is seemingly weak and slow in its movement and does not try escap… read more
Andrea Roberts
Andrea Roberts
veterinary surgeon
Bachelor's Degree
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