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My silver laced Wyandotte is stretching her neck and opening
My silver laced Wyandotte is stretching her neck and opening her mouth like she's gasping for air. But not constantly. Today she has watery poop with what looks like whole, undigested pellets. I've al… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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I just brought her home yesterday. I noticed tonight she was
Hello, I just brought her home yesterday. I noticed tonight she was opening her mouth wide but making no noises. … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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Very lethargic chicken with deep greek, solid droppings.
hi! Very lethargic chicken with deep greek, solid droppings … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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About 2 days ago we noticed her limping. Last night I found
About 2 days ago we noticed her limping. Last night I found her laying on the ground unable to move. I brought her in the house. I was able to get her to drink and eat some dried worms. She has pooped… read more
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I got a couple of chicks one week ago. We setup a brooder in
Hi, I got a couple of chicks one week ago. We setup a brooder in cardboard box with pine shavings. They started stretching their necks and keeping their mouth open … read more
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I have a chicken who falls asleep standing up during the
Hello, I have a chicken who falls asleep standing up during the day, she keeps up with her flock and eats and drinks but I just am not sure whats going on … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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She is stretching her neck and opening her mouth. Is she
She is stretching her neck and opening her mouth. Is she sick? … read more
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Is there a nose that chickens make that is associated with
Is there a nose that chickens make that is associated with an impacted crop. … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My chicken is really not doing well. It looks like her head
Hi my chicken is really not doing well. It looks like her head is tucked into her body and her toes are curling and it's hard for her to walk. When I feel her neck it is not straight and is shaped lik… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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My Rhode Island Red chicken is lethargic and appears not to
My Rhode Island Red chicken is lethargic and appears not to feel well. She is 7 months old. She is drinking water but not eating. She is clucking a little but not moving much. I can't tell by looking … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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Is there anyway to tell the difference between vitamin deficiency
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Dr. B.
Dr. B.
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I have one hen who is 5 months old and has shown a rapped sign
I have one hen who is 5 months old and has shown a rapped sign of being lethargic,hold its head up , can't keep eyes open, wont drink and now hv second chicken starting to show signs ? Thanks Glenn… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
My chicken has lock jaw. She cannot close her mouth. She
My chicken has lock jaw. She cannot close her mouth. She cannot eat or drink. She is a 3 year old Silver Pencilled Wyandotte. There are four other hens, and she has been darting about with the rest of… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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My young cockatiel was regurgitating to flirt with my female
My young cockatiel was regurgitating to flirt with my female in the next cage. I moved him into hers because I thought he anted to be with her but now he is sleeping a lot. Still eating and drinking a… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a 14 week old silky that has shown very strangy symptons
I have a 14 week old silky that has shown very strangy symptons in the last two weeks. She has lost her co-ordination and is unable to walk. Our local vet has prescribed a course of anti-biotics, but … read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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My 18 month old barred rock hen quit laying about 4 or 5 days
Is my hen egg bound? My 18 month old barred rock hen quit laying about 4 or 5 days ago. With the onset of winter she had reduced her laying frequency to approximately one every two days. Now, she acts… read more
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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
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one of my chickens seems to have some form of eye infection
one of my chickens seems to have some form of eye infection she just sits there curled up she is eating slower than the rest and i spot her opening her mouth alot she is eating a little could she be b… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
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Doctoral Degree
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Hi there, I have a six month old silkie chicken, who just
Hi there, I have a six month old silkie chicken, who just seems to lose weight, never started laying. Two weeks ago she had a crop impaction and my husband and I (who are doctors and have some surgica… read more
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