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My peahen is opening and closing her beak, like gaping--it
Hi--my peahen is opening and closing her beak, like gaping--it started a couple of days ago. I have added oxytet to her water, but she is not improving. She is eating, drinking and poops look ok. I am… read more
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I have a flock of 22 backyard chickens, about 20 weeks old,
Hello, I have a flock of 22 backyard chickens, about 20 weeks old, in New Jersey. Last week one of the chickens started "gaping", stretching her neck up and opening her beak, closing her eyes, and eve… read more
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Pearl, I have a bronze lace wyandot, she has been sneezing
I have a bronze lace wyandot, she has been sneezing for some weeks, but looking fine until this week, she is now gasping and looking less robust. She has also darkended in copulour on her comb. is it Gape worm? … read more
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My cream legbar chicken is showing signs of lethargy, not
Hello, My cream legbar chicken is showing signs of lethargy, not eating much and is drooling. I noticed today that the comb is flopped to the side. We separated her from the rest of the chickens. Is t… read more
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I think my 9 month old rooster may have gape worm. He's lost
I think my 9 month old rooster may have gape worm. He's lost his voice and opens mouth and stretches neck to breathe. He seems to have lost weight too. What can I do for him? I haven't seen any worms … read more
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I have 3 Silkie 1 Cochin chickens. They have gape worms. What
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I have a baby chicken (just one) found it on the road 3,5 weeks
I have a baby chicken (just one) found it on the road 3,5 weeks ago. I think he (or she) is now 5,5 weeks old. He has been showing symptoms 2 weeks. first he showed signs of wry neck sometimes losing … read more
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my chickens are free range. it sounds like they have mucous
my chickens are free range. it sounds like they have mucous in their airway when they breath. What would cause this? Are the eggs they lay still ok to eat?… read more
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hen: that is gasping..whose comb and head area..bright red to dark red
I have a Barred Rock hen that is gasping for air and whose comb and head area has changed from bright red to dark red.… read more
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I have a small flock of 5 silkie chickens, one of which seems
I have a small flock of 5 silkie chickens, one of which seems very subdued, fluffed up and appears to be actually being sick She has ben trying to stretch out her neck and every so often opens her bea… read more
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my rooster shakes his head, streches his neck, gapes his beak,
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hen: month old..gaping with her mouth all day..beak..breathing..lungs
i have a 6 month old light Sussex hen today she has been gaping with her mouth all day , i have felt her throat about 1 centimeter from her beak i can feel a lump the size of a small pea. i can also h… read more
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Hi, Please could you help I have three Aylesbury ducks born
Hi, Please could you help? I have three Aylesbury ducks born 10 weeks ago. They stopped quacking about 2 weeks ago and eventually it was suggested by a vet (without seeing them) they may have gapeworm… read more
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I have a sick peacock (pet bird) who appears to have a respiratory
I have a sick peacock (pet bird) who appears to have a respiratory problem. I have given her aureomycin in her water for two weeks, but she seems no better. She has now been inside, with a domestic he… read more
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Hi - i have a pekin hen that appears to be very croaky and
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I think my hens have gape worm - I tried to purchase Flubendazole
I think my hens have gape worm - I tried to purchase Flubendazole on the internet but they would not ship it to me. Where can I get this medication for my hens?… read more
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one of my hens has started making a noise which sounds like
one of my hens has started making a noise which sounds like a hiccough and today she has isolated herself from the others and looks rather sleepy.could you advise me what could be the problem.… read more
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Hi there, I have a six month old silkie chicken, who just
Hi there, I have a six month old silkie chicken, who just seems to lose weight, never started laying. Two weeks ago she had a crop impaction and my husband and I (who are doctors and have some surgica… read more
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