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My roosters toes fell of and it looked like they we rotted
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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I have a rooster (Cinnamon Queen) age 5 months. This is my
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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We have a very sweet, gentle rooster who has lost his
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DavidH1117
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I have two pet Silkie chickens about 9 months old. I have
I have two pet Silkie chickens about 9 months old. I have had them since they were 3 days old. One is a rooster and his crowing could deprive me of a place to live. They are indoors 24/7 and wear diap… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,898 satisfied customers
Have a rooster that is bowlegged. I had to give him away
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Our rooster is crowing again and morr alert but I think what
Our rooster is crowing again and morr alert but I think what the issue was is that he seems to have weak legs or feet. He walks and stands fine but its like whenfor example he crows since he extends h… read more
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Dr. Patsy Fields
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My rooster has a bad leg. Do you make house calls. His leg
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Dr. Patsy Fields
Dr. Patsy Fields
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I have a young Ameraucana rooster (about 4.5 months old) who
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Dr. Patsy Fields
Dr. Patsy Fields
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We checked our roosters crop this morning and it was empty.
we checked our roosters crop this morning and it was empty. For the rest of the day he has been eating fine, even running when we throw veggies and looks like he is acting normal except his crow. I ha… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,898 satisfied customers
How can we know if our roosters crop is normal? It's really
How can we know if our roosters crop is normal? It's really big and we noticed he hasn't been crowing today. We plan on checking his crop tomorrow morning to make sure he empties it but we wanted to a… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,898 satisfied customers
I need my roosters to have noncrowing surgery. The neighbors
the neighbors are complaining about them crowing and I don't want them to be taken away … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,898 satisfied customers
Rooster 4+ yrs can barely stand. Walks a few steps and goes
rooster 4+ yrs can barely stand. Walks a few steps and goes straight down for 15-20 min w/o moving. Each day he stays down longer. No energy. Still crowing and eating and doing the dirty deed. Very co… read more
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Dr. Leah Hill
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Salkin, I just wanted to give you an update on Phantom, my
HI Dr. Salkin, I just wanted to give you an update on Phantom, my rooster that was the only survivor of a dog attack in November. He came back a little and was half walking, half using his wing as a c… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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47,266 satisfied customers
I have a Barred Rock rooster about 10 months old. He has a
I have a Barred Rock rooster about 10 months old. He has a large blackish spot on his comb about the size of a nickle on one side and about the size of a dime on the other side. It has white spots mix… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Hello I have a rooster that has sewer fee they are black and
Hello I have a rooster that has sewer fee they are black and a smell like press what can I do for him thank you… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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I have a six week old chicken, tried to mend "splayed leg"
I have a six week old chicken, tried to mend "splayed leg" with band-aid hobbles for 3 weeks, but just didn't work. Now Chicken sits well, hops on one leg, other leg (right leg) sticks straight back, … read more
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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
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My 6 month old rooster was thriving and very alert until 9 days ago. I had introduced 3 pullets 5 days before that, the heat has been over 100 for days on end, and I put fresh straw in the pen. I also… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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My roosters are getting swollen knuckles in their feet. One
My roosters are getting swollen knuckles in their feet. One older bird is so bad he has lost the first knuckles on one foot. The youngest rooster is fine. They are all separated, too and the two roost… read more
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Dr. Elaine
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35 years in general practice, including avian.

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