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Would my 6 to 9 week old chicks be undergoing some type of
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,459 satisfied customers
I have a young hen with diarrhea. No she is on later
no she is on later crumble. It's been going on for a while I think it's worms it's smelly … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,459 satisfied customers
I have a pic... Laying hens. They are losing their feathers.
not that I know of...its affecting maybe 6 out of 12 birds … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,459 satisfied customers
She is acting fine as far as eating and drinking and laying
She is acting fine as far as eating and drinking and laying eggs, stools look good to. However, she won't get on the roosting bar at night ( for like 6 months or more) we have to put her on the bar ev… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,459 satisfied customers
I have young pullets that I just raised from baby chicks.
I have young pullets that I just raised from baby chicks. All were fine. Healthy. They are almost 5 months old now and all of a sudden, starting with one of my other momma hens, she was fine, eating r… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,459 satisfied customers
I have five pullets who hatched 7 months ago, a Rhode Island
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Kelly Hill
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
720 satisfied customers
I have a 6 year Barred Rock. Last week I noticed she was
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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
Hi, we have a flock of eleven one year old hens, no roosters.
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Dr. B.
Dr. B.
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I bought 4 lavender orpington pullets about 6 wks. ago from
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Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
My one-year-old Barred Rock chicken is losing feathers like
My one-year-old Barred Rock chicken is losing feathers like crazy. I can now see her bare bottom for about 2" on each side of her anal opening, and she literally leaves a trail of feathers. She seems … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
I have a barred rock hen that I found still on the roost yesterday
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Fiona Steel
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Bachelor's Degree
224 satisfied customers
Hi Vet on line, Recently I got a hen and two 5-month old
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Fiona Steel
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Bachelor's Degree
224 satisfied customers
I have about 40 chickens that have feather loss on their rear
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Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
I have a chicken that has been sick for over two weeks. My
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Dr. Elaine
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Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
Hi I have a 6 month old Barred rock pullet. She is with 2
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
have a male 7 yr old parakeet. has a split running length wise
have a male 7 yr old parakeet. has a split running length wise on his beak. he kind of cries or "bitches" when he eats but otherwise he is OK. We think he got it hitting a metal ball in his cage. Can … read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
We have a small flock of 7 hens and one rooster. Born in late
We have a small flock of 7 hens and one rooster. Born in late March 2009, most began laying early to mid August. Our 2 Buff Orpingtons are causing concern. One insists on brooding and we have isolated… read more
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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