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I have a10 pounds rooster with an infected leg, started with
Hi!~ I have a10 pounds rooster with an infected leg, started with a nail that already came off , the nail was dark and thick . As soon as the nail came off puss started coming out. I put daily his foo… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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My pet Frizzle rooster, Zorro, has been seriously limping
My pet Frizzle rooster, Zorro, has been seriously limping for a week. It seems to be getting worse, not better. Temps have been below freezing for over a week, but I did use heat lamps in the coop. Do… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
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I have a 2 month old rooster. He is very active and eager
I have a 2 month old rooster. He is very active and eager for food and treats. Several days ago we noticed a swollen eye. I am an MD, and I noted swelling of the conjunctiva like we see in allergic re… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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My name is ***** *****, I have an old Silkie Rooster that
Hi, my name is ***** *****, I have an old Silkie Rooster that suddenly went Blind, I can't find any tra tram anywhere, he is still in a good mood, and his eyes are clear, he just can't see … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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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
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I have a dominique rooster who I believe has bumble foot. He
I have a dominique rooster who I believe has bumble foot. He is not standing for about a month. my local vet put him on anti biotics and an anti inflammatory, also daily disinfecting soaks. She admits… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
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Doctoral Degree
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This is actually a followup on the bumble foot question you
This is actually a followup on the bumble foot question you answered recently that my rooster has. His bumble foot is actually getting better. The R foot ulcer hole has filled in and is now horizontal… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have a Silkie girl with a milky substance all over her
I have a Silkie girl with a milky white substance all over her tail feathers. She's not eating or drinking, is lethargic and as a whole totally pissed off! Any idea what this is and what do I do about… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Two days ago the red flesh around my roosters eye started
Two days ago the red flesh around my rooster's eye started to swell. Yesterday the swelling had progressed and his eye was mostly swollen shut (he can open it, he seems to prefer not to). He is still … read more
Dr. Jaime
Dr. Jaime
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Doctoral Degree
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my rooster was attacked three nites ago...other thn his eleft
my rooster was attacked three nites ago...other thn his e left eye swollen shut and some dried blood on his crest..there is no signs of injury...he has been staying in the coop...and literally falling… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
19,381 satisfied customers
I have a rooster with a foot that is visible swollen and he
I have a rooster with a foot that is visible swollen and he will not walk on it. We have tried antibiotic ointment on the foot as there were noticeable cracks on the top of his foot and it has not hel… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
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
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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Ive got a 4 month old araucana Rooster which has become suddenly
I've got a 4 month old araucana Rooster which has become suddenly lame. I took him to the local avian vet which did a complete examination including two sets of full body xrays and all proved to neg f… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I believe my chicken has bumble foot. She has lost 3 claws
I believe my chicken has bumble foot. She has lost 3 claws and the others are very swollen at the knuckle. What do you advise we do?… read more
Dr. Hinson
Dr. Hinson
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Doctoral Degree
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My roosters are getting swollen knuckles in their feet. One
My roosters are getting swollen knuckles in their feet. One older bird is so bad he has lost the first knuckles on one foot. The youngest rooster is fine. They are all separated, too and the two roost… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
One of my cockerels has suddenly developed weeping, sore, crusty
One of my cockerels has suddenly developed weeping, sore, crusty and now completely closed eyes. We have separated him from the rest of the chickens. He is completely blind. I have bathed his eyes wit… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I currently have a rooster & current symptoms are cant stan
I currently have a rooster & current symptoms are :can't stand on 1 leg(pad swollen) keeps reaching forward with foot,some scales raised on feet(scales-this isn't a real recent issue). I HAVE seen thi… read more
Deb Jankura
Deb Jankura
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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
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after my rooster was picked by another rooster he started limping
after my rooster was picked by another rooster he started limping lightly. Within the past couple of weeks, his left foot has gotten so bad that he can barely put any weight on it. When he walks, he h… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
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