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One of our hens attacked a chick hurting its leg. We
One of our hens attacked a chick hurting its leg. We couldn't tell the severity at the time but the leg is now bent completely behind her. She has always been calm, never exhibiting signs of pain, but… read more
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BeverlyC1016
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Doctoral Degree
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Hurt foot. It's a duckling. Yesterday when another duck
Hurt foot JA: I'll do all I can to help. What type of bird are we talking about? Customer: It's a duckling JA: When did the duckling's foot start hurting? Customer: Yesterday when another duck attacke… read more
DrRoyC
DrRoyC
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My hen is sneezing and whistling when she breaths. Acting
My hen is sneezing and whistling when she breaths. Acting fine outside of that. … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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I have 2 hens with fowl pox. They are separated from flock.
I have 2 hens with fowl pox. They are separated from flock. I put iodine on the lesions. I put Healthy Hen in the water. I feed them high dollar food. I'm straying them with Bannixx and the farm store… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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Rooster has a swollen completely shut eye? About 15 min ago,
Rooster has a swollen completely shut eye? JA: I'll do all I can to help. When did you first notice this swelling? Does the rooster lick the skin as well? Customer: About 15 min ago JA: And what's the… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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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
2,614 satisfied customers
I have a chicken with very swollen eyes. Low energy. A
I have a chicken with very swollen eyes. Low energy. A little noise when breathing. No odours nothing else unusual … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Had a hen last night that couldnt use her legs, had what
Had a hen last night that couldnt use her legs, had what looked like seizure. She was dead this moring. Have a rooster that was in her coop. Wabbling like he us drunk … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,614 satisfied customers
we have had a series of sudden deaths of chickens that have
we have had a series of sudden deaths of chickens that have died in the hen house over night. two weeks ago we had one or two chickens die each night, we just put in our pullets- (8-10 weeks) last nig… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
My hen has a flopped over comb, is lethargic,and staying to herself. We have recently intr
My hen has a flopped over comb, is lethargic,and staying to herself. We have recently introduced 1 new hen and 2 pullets to the flock(which is 8 hens.) We also culled the flock of the only rooster as … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have a Cochin Rooster who is beautiful and looks perfectly
I have a Cochin Rooster who is beautiful and looks perfectly healthy, except I often hear him cough as if he had flegm in his throat and the tone of his 'Crow' has changed.… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I bought 4 lavender orpington pullets about 6 wks. ago from
I bought 4 lavender orpington pullets about 6 wks. ago from a couple who are licensed to raise and sell poultry. They have all had runny brown poop and I found one dead about 2 wks. ago. This morning … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
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
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I had a chicken die in the coop about 2 1/2 weeks ago. Upon
I had a chicken die in the coop about 2 1/2 weeks ago. Upon inspection it had a full crop blackish green discoloration in the abdomen. When cut open there was a bad odor and black stuff in abdominand … read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
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Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
Chicken has watery Eyes also nasal discharge If this is a
Chicken has watery Eyes also nasal discharge If this is a upper respiratory infection what antibiotic can I use for a laying hen.… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
My 6 month old rooster was thriving and very alert until 9
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
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
birds: have a respitory infection..sneezing..we need to treat with?
Our young birds have a respitory infection. They have sneezing, and chest rattleing. What do we need to treat with? Kathy… read more
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Hi i have a new flock of 6 chickens that i just purchased in
Hi i have a new flock of 6 chickens that i just purchased in may . I have been keeping them seperate from my other flock of 4 due to pecking,i have tried to introduce them a few times but the older he… read more
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Dr. Bob
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