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Chicken was attacked by something last night, all feathers
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Somebody has been eating feathers. I have been watching my
Somebody has been eating feathers. I have been watching my chicken to make sure there isn't blood. This morning there was blood so I brought her in the house and soaked her bottom and put her in a dog… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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My hen is listing when she walks, she's using a wing to keep
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I have already asked this on a main forum, however to add
I have already asked this on a main forum, however to add another question about Marco, he has some lumps forming on top of his head, they seem to pop up and grow larger. One seems to be beginning to … read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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We have several chickens with missing feathters. I do know some is normal around the wings and head because of the rooster, some from a bully in the flock. What concerns me is that some of the exposed… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
cockatiel: around one year old..top feathers are wet..pupil..lathargic
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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
Just came home to my 10 month old cocatiel missing some feathers.
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oopiedoc
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DVM
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I just discovered that one of my chickens (the one who went
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
one year old..swelling..thin line with some mottled spots about 1/8
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ALLDVM
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hi. I have 3 white leghorn hens and 3 copper maran hens, they
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
15 chickens seem healthy except for loss of head and neck feathers.
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Bachelor's Degree
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Fred has been moulting for about a week and a half. He has lost tail feathers and a lost of white soft feathers. He has a few blank spots on his face especially right around his nose. I have left the … read more
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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
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