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Why do you think this chicken egg have spots on it please?
Hi Dr. Smith,Why do you think this chicken egg have white spots on it please?My hens are 18 months old.To follow up on our previous conversation, the melatonin works great for my rooster but as you sa… read more
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We have one hen who seems like she stays away from our
We have one hen who seems like she stays away from our rooster as much as she can, she is off on her own away from the flock lately and when she sees the rooster near she runs. The rooster doesn't see… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
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2,454 satisfied customers
Sorry, my hen is having crop issues, I thought sour crop and
Hi sorry, my hen is having crop issues, I thought sour crop and this may be, she's very full today and she's losing feathers...she's still pooping and has a good appetite and is still up and around wi… read more
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veterinarian, practice owner
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My birds combs have some occasional spots. Dark hard ones to
My birds combs have some occasional spots. Dark hard ones to white tiny ones. If a smoker flicked their cigarette ash and it landed on your birds comb. It may be nothing and it may be the start of a s… read more
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Dear Dr. Salkin, I have an 8 month old cuckoo Marans hen
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I have a hen and her comb use to stand up all the time and
I have a hen and her comb use to stand up all the time and was bright red now its a dull red and layed over on her head and the tips are a kinda light purple color and ever since she has been this way… read more
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we have a 5 month old hen. She is beautiful and a pet. She
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Had a hen die today. We had 2 roosters and 6 hens. Got rid
Had a hen die today. We had 2 roosters and 6 hens. Got rid of one rooster because he was hard on the hens. we kept the oder rooster but his due claws are very big. He seems to be tareing up the back o… read more
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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
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I have 4 five month old Faverolle hens. One of them is not
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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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Doctoral Degree
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ive got an organic egg raiser as a client. he has 2500 chickens
i've got an organic egg raiser as a client. he has 2500 chickens, "free ranging" in barns when weather bad, out in pastures when not. he has had a recent outbreak of feather loss in hens only, no roos… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
birds: puffed..little movement and then are dead the next day
I have lost 3 birds (one each week). They seem to be all puffed up in the chest area...feathers are real full. Stand around with little movement and then are dead the next day. I have lost 2 full grow… read more
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ducks: months old..no signs of anything unusual when dead
Hello, This afternoon we discovered 2 young muscovy ducks approx. 2 months old, (very healthy and strong, free ranging during the day, dry at night) had dyed. There was no sign of illness detected pri… read more
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Why are my chickens having clear water run back out of their
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Doctoral Degree
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Our Welsummer rooster just died. We noticed this morning that
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Dr. Elaine
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Doctoral Degree
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hen: month old..her beak open, watery diarrhea withsome formed stool
I have a 4.5 month old hen that can not walk well she lists to one side, has audible breath sounds a and sits with her beak open, watery diarrhea withsome formed stool now and again. I have given her … read more
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