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Maggots on a wound on my chicken! Not anymore. Bleeding is
Not anymore. Bleeding is done. She was attacked yesterday evening. The wound is fairly large. We have rinsed it with saline and put some hydrogen peroxide on it. … read more
Heath Wilkerson
Heath Wilkerson
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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
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Our dog got into our chicken coop on Thursday. I've been
Our dog got into our chicken coop on Thursday. I've been medicating with Theracyn 2-3 times a day and using electrolytes in water. Wound seems to be smelly this morning. No real poop since injury. She… read more
Dr. Rein
Dr. Rein
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
87 satisfied customers
I have a chicken, and she has an open wound on her right
I have a chicken, and she has an open wound on her right side under her wing. There are alt of flies buzzing around her. Should we try to wash the wound? … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
32,788 satisfied customers
Our barred rock hen (5-years old) became very inactive and
Our barred rock hen (5-years old) became very inactive and just stood in one place. Close examination revealed she had been scratches just below the rectum. At the bottom of the scratch was an open po… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
32,788 satisfied customers
I have 2 chicken's that are currently ill. One is lethargic
Hi. I have 2 chicken's that are currently ill. One is lethargic with a distended belly and a neoplasm or herniation. She is no longer laying. The other One I looked at today because her vent area seem… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Our hen has a bloody hen pecked bottom...and there are tiny
Our hen has a bloody hen pecked bottom...and there are tiny worms. The other hens were pecking at her rear to get at the worms, I think. She hasn't been laying and has been moving slowly.… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
Our chicken had maggots feeding on a bit of poop stick to the
Our chicken had maggots feeding on a bit of poop stick to the feathers near her vent. They had moved on to the flesh around her rear end. We have taken care of the maggots, cleaned the area with betad… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
rooster: sort of animal and got his butt kicked..his left eye..maggots
My rooster, clyde, met with some sort of animal and got his butt kicked, literally. He also lost most of his beautiful comb and his left eye is completely swollen shut. i brought him in to clean him u… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
19,561 satisfied customers
Hi, Yesterday morning I discovered one of my muscoys was attacked
Hi, Yesterday morning I discovered one of my muscoys was attacked by something. Her beak and legs were vary pale and she didn't look like she was going to make it from far away. Last night I was final… read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
220 satisfied customers
My backyard hen has a yucky butt, not eating, floppy comb and
My backyard hen has a yucky butt, not eating, floppy comb and seems to be falling asleep alot. I have cleaned off her butt and separated her from the other chickens. There does not seem to be a respri… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I just read the post about maggots on chickens. I have a chicken
I just read the post about maggots on chickens. I have a chicken with maggots right now. I cleaned her off and pour hydrogen peroxide on the wound. Dr. Bruce indicated that they need oxygen to live. W… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
month old..wing..hydrogenperoxide&water mixture andputsomeneosporingel
One of our 9 month old plymouth rocks was pecked by a flockmate. She has a quarter sized wound on her wing. We rinsed it with a hydrogen peroxide & water mixture and put some neosporin gel on the woun… read more
ALLDVM
ALLDVM
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
74 satisfied customers
chickens: noticed today..herself..had what seemed to look like maggots
I noticed today one of my chickens was not herself ,I picked her up and rolled her over she had what seemed to look like maggots around her vent as if she was fly struck. I washed them away and cleane… read more
Fiona Steel
Fiona Steel
Veterinarian
Bachelor's Degree
224 satisfied customers
Just got an older hen from craigs list on wednesday and today
Just got an older hen from craigs list on wednesday and today it died. Could find and did not notice any symptoms on chicken. Was running around all day in pen with other hens,. about 500 went out and… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
my chicken keeps falling over when she walks, also some poop
my chicken keeps falling over when she walks, also some poop stuck in back feathers if that matters... almost looks like she's drunk, still eating and drinking ok, what could be the problem?… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
My pet chicken has been attacked by a dog and has a wound just
My pet chicken has been attacked by a dog and has a wound just above the parsons nose and her tail feathers have all been ripped out. I live in France and vets don't treat chickens in our area, they j… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
hen: yr old..lethargic, just found her w/ vent area..worms..Feathers
4 yr old hen, lethargic, just found her w/ vent area full of tiny grayish tubular shaped wriggling worms. Feathers in some disarray. What is this???? Can it be cured??? I have 8 3mo pullets and 3 adul… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
My chicken is egg bound and she has maggots at her bottom.
My chicken is egg bound and she has maggots at her bottom. I have read about removing the egg, I just hope we are not too late. I really need help here. If I can get the egg ot, what else can I do? An… read more
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Dr. MD Stafford
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DVM
233 satisfied customers
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Dr. Pat

Dr. Pat

Bird Veterinarian

3,596 satisfied customers

25+ years working primarily or exclusively with birds

Dr. Bob

Dr. Bob

Veterinarian

2,854 satisfied customers

35 years in general practice, including avian.

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Dr. MD Stafford

Veterinarian

233 satisfied customers

20 years in private practice, contract veterinarian Dickerson Park Zoo and attending veterinarian Missouri State University

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Fiona Steel

Veterinarian

224 satisfied customers

BVMS MRCVS

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Dr. Bruce

Veterinarian

220 satisfied customers

15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian

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I have been practicing for 10 years. I work with exotic pets, dogs, cats, small ruminants, camelids and pigs.

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