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My chicken won't walk forward. He will only move backwards
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I have a bantam rooster old English about 7 years old and he
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Tuesday morning when I went to let the chickens out of the
Tuesday morning when I went to let the chickens out of the coup I noticed her flapping around on the floor of the coup. She was unable to stand. So I got her and let her walk around outside. She final… read more
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My cockatiel slipped off a metal bed rail while out of her
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Salkin, I just wanted to give you an update on Phantom, my
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I have a small flock of older chickens (over 2.5 years old).
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I have a black sultan rooster approx 7 months old. About 2
I have a black sultan rooster approx 7 months old. About 2 weeks ago he started having paralysis of his left wing. two days ago he started loosing his balance. If he falls over on his side he cant get… read more
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I have a 6 month old silkie rooster we found him in the
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I have come into possession of a male Peking duck about 7 weeks
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My blue and gold macaw has been hunched over on her perch.
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My chicken was attacked by a fox a few weeks ago. We thought
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I have a turkey who is holding his head and neck in a hunched
I have a turkey who is holding his head and neck in a hunched position a bit off to the side and near his body. I recently had a chicken die who was hunched up (I thought she had been injured by a dog… read more
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Hello, it has been over 4 hours , please reply-Sick chick
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a gosling probably 2 weeks old. The goose is eating
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rooster: my 5 year..mites and was treated..dust bath..getting better
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Ive been taking care of a barn swallow repeatedly kicked out
I've been taking care of a barn swallow repeatedly kicked out of the nest, I've had it home for about a week, in an aquarium with a soft blankets\socks and a heating lamp. The bird has been eating liv… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a hen thats over a year old she got a broken wing an
I have a hen that's over a year old she got a broken wing and look fine except for the broken wing but after a couple of weeks I noticed her head was always on the side wear her broken wing is she als… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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My 42-year old female Amazon got a leg cramp . As I was about
My 42-year old female Amazon got a "leg cramp". As I was about to take off the cage cover in the morning, I heard wings flapping. She appeared to have slipped off the perch, was upside down with one f… read more
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