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I have a rooster (Cinnamon Queen) age 5 months. This is my
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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I have a Chinese silkie rooster. Is about 2 years old. He
I have a Chinese silkie rooster. Is about 2 years old. He has been very lethargic, not crowing, the com on his forehead which is normally a bright maroon color has turned almost black, the pink around… read more
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Dr. Patsy Fields
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I have a young Ameraucana rooster (about 4.5 months old) who
I have a young Ameraucana rooster (about 4.5 months old) who became lame around 3.5-4 months. He initially was very healthy and mobile - then suddenly couldn't walk/stand properly. His legs cross, whi… read more
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My rooster suddenly stopped crowing and is staying in the
My rooster suddenly stopped crowing and is staying in the coop. He's not Perching on the fence like normal or wandering around the yard. His poop looked watery and green yesterday, but he has no respi… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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Our rooster has stopped crowing. About a week and he has
about a week and he has really bad breath. we have had our rooster for about 6 months and we have 3 hens in the same pen … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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New rooster about 5 mo old. Got him home and noticed he
New rooster about 5 mo old. Got him home and noticed he didn't crow. He tries to but no sound. Rattled breathing (congestion) eating like a normal bird. Drinking good. Sneezing. I immediately started … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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I have a small flock of older chickens (over 2.5 years old).
Hi, I have a small flock of older chickens (over 2.5 years old). The rooster I have recently is having issues with balance and getting back up if he falls. Not the most pleasant of birds, he will let … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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I have a 1 1/2 year old rooster who has developed some interesting
I have a 1 1/2 year old rooster who has developed some interesting symptoms. He looks great, feathers are good, seems to be eating well, crowing and active...however, he has been doing something that … read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
I have a chicken that appears to be twitching her head to one side. on loner observation i
I have a chicken that appears to be twitching her head to one side. on loner observation it draws over to one side then she brings it back to straight and it draws back again. her eyes almost appear t… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
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
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I am new to chicken farming and I just recently purchased 1
I am new to chicken farming and I just recently purchased 1 brown leghorn rooster and 5 red sex link hens from an individual at our local "sale barn". One of the hens seemed very lethargic and stayed … read more
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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
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
a Badger got at my Rooster,his leg is hurt,he is limping.light
a Badger got at my Rooster,his leg is hurt,he is limping.light green poo came out of him,im trying to get him to eat and drink.he is like a pet.should i bring him to a vet?… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
4,244 satisfied customers
Oh help, sick rooster, he is a few years old, banty rhodeisland
Oh help, sick rooster, he is a few years old, banty rhodeisland red mix. Comb is turning dark and poo looks bright green and white. Not eating or very active. He is in a large pen with another rhodeis… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
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Doctoral Degree
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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
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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.
15 chickens seem healthy except for loss of head and neck feathers. Now, 2 dead in one week. All seem to have some degree of feather loss. Cascade mountains, so cooped up extensively this winter due t… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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I have 2 chickens ( 1 roosters and 1 hen) who have showed paralysis
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have four chickens (all originally bought from the truck
I have four chickens (all originally bought from the truck which sells young layers) and one big white rooster. There are two black chooks and two white chooks. One of the white chooks has alot of fea… read more
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