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I have a young turkey maybe 3-4 months old. Swelling in one
I have a young turkey maybe 3-4 months old. Swelling in one side of its face, clear discharge from its nose, no smell, the side that has swelling that eye has bubbles. … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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I have an egg laying rhode island red that seems to have a
Second opinion] I have an egg laying rhode island red that seems to have a distinct gurgling sound when she breathes. She is eating and drinking normally. No sneezing or visible mucus, she occasionall… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,440 satisfied customers
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
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
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43,851 satisfied customers
I have a. 4 y/o laying hen who has had a glossy, bubbly eye.
Hi. I have a. 4 y/o laying hen who has had a glossy, bubbly eye. It does not appear to be resolving. The flock size is 7. They gave a good coop. We use straw bedding. They are let out during the day. … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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What is the best medicine for laying hens with raspatory
What is the best medicine for laying hens with raspatory illness? Thank you. … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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What's the minimum number of hens I should have per 1
What's the minimum number of hens I should have per 1 rooster? I have 3 roosters right now, they all free up together and are less than 1 year old.… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,440 satisfied customers
I thought she might have a case of wry neck, but now more
I thought she might have a case of wry neck, but now more worried it could be Marek's. She is a 1yo old English game bantam hen. … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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43,851 satisfied customers
Follow Up] My hen is tired. Wanting to sleep mostly. Left
Follow Up] Customer: hi. My hen is tired. Wanting to sleep mostly. Left side cheek is a little swollen and her eye is mostly closed on that side. … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
43,851 satisfied customers
My hen is tired. Wanting to sleep mostly. Left side cheek is
hi. My hen is tired. Wanting to sleep mostly. Left side cheek is a little swollen and her eye is mostly closed on that side. … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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DVM
43,851 satisfied customers
Have a chicken that will not open her eyes. no signs of
have a chicken that will not open her eyes. no signs of injury … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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My 4 year old hen just developed some frothy discharge in
My 4 year old hen just developed some frothy white discharge in the corner of her eyes this morning. Now the eyes appear swollen. … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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DVM
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There seems to be something (virus/bacteria/fungus...) going
Hi, there seems to be something (virus/bacteria/fungus...) going through my backyard chicken flock (all chickens are over 2 years old). I'm pretty sure one member of the flock has Mycoplasmosis as the… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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I lost 16 chickens over noc to raccoon. (horrible) A family
I lost 16 chickens over noc to raccoon. (horrible) A family down the street from me offered 12 of there older laying hens to fill my void to keep up with my egg orders. I went ahead & placed the new g… read more
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hens are getting a whitish lump around the eye that keeps swelling,
hens are getting a whitish lump around the eye that keeps swelling, until I put them out of their misery or they die, have tried treating all 200 birds with tetracycline soluble powder, but am losing … read more
Dr_Kitty
Dr_Kitty
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Doctoral Degree
122 satisfied customers
turkey: swelling eyes sneezing and like foam..breeder..lay poulets
Hi i have had some turkeys two years ago and they end up with swelling eyes sneezing and like foam around the eyes and swelling , i went back to the turkey breeder and he told me to use Tylan 200 for … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
chicken: Bubbly, swollen eyes, sneezing and wheezing and lethargic
I had one chicken showing symptoms yesterday, today I have 5 more. Bubbly, swollen eyes, sneezing and wheezing and lethargic with watery stool. I live in New York and it's been very cold, has recently… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
mixed breeds: Veterinary..my favorite one..mild respiratory distress
I have a small backyard flock of 18 birds, mixed breeds - supposed to be just for fun. ILT diagnosed via the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Lab, and I am having a flare up now that they are cooped. I… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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My hen has an swollen eye w/ puss in it. I clean it w/ saleen
My hen has an swollen eye w/ puss in it. I clean it w/ saleen solution & a cotton swab. My vet say she has a respatory infection but he really does not treat chickens. He perscribed-Baytril [0.25mls] … read more
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