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I have a chicken whose right leg is extended back, it has
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Healthy 2 month hen then balance bad sits alot walks with
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One of our 9 chickens has become very sick. 3 days ago she
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Hello my chicken stopped laying eggs several months ago and
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I have a chicken with a descending abdomen. She walks like
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I have this 2 yr old hen that when she started molting, she
I have this 2 yr old hen that when she started molting, she looks like her whole bottom area of her body has dropped, almost dragging the ground. She look's bright eyed, still eating and drinking, but… read more
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
the baby mocking bird that ended up in our backyard isnt mastering
the baby mocking bird that ended up in our backyard isnt mastering the art of flying. I believe she is at least 3 weeks old. She doesnt seem to have alot of feathers on her tail. My husband seems to t… read more
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My Dominique hen is extremely swollen between her legs and
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One of our chickens over the last few days has been a little
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a 4 month old barred rock hen that presented with extreme lethargy Tuesday morning. She didn't resist being picked up and taken to a local ag vet who felt that she wasn't getting enough of the … read more
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I have a cockateil, she is very young and was badly clipped
I have a cockateil, she is very young and was badly clipped by the breeder who sold her to me. the wing the breeder clipped seems to get stuck up in the air behind the bird and she squawks loudly when… read more
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BA
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My budgie is on the ground, his wings sort of open to keep
My budgie is on the ground, his wings sort of open to keep his balance his legs look fine but are spread apart, his poo was allround his butt yesterday when I found him. I washed it off. He has a mite… read more
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hen: noticed over the last couple of days..swollen..Her tail is held
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My rosella parrot seems to have a broken wing. She was in
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bath in a dirt bucket i have set..her wings..laid down..hurt herself
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