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He is just sitting around with his eyes closed. A rooster.
Don't know about allergies but I noticed yesterday he wasn't active and he's red is not as red as it was … read more
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BeverlyC1016
Veterinarian Owner
Doctoral Degree
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I added 4 hens to my flock and now all of them are sneezing
I added 4 hens to my flock and now all of them are sneezing and congested. My rooster has developed a very swollen eye/orbital area and is lethargic today … read more
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morganh716
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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
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My rooster is just laying around and his eyes are swollen,
My rooster is just laying around and his eyes are swollen, what could be wrong … read more
DrPatsyFields
DrPatsyFields
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532 satisfied customers
I have a rooster with a swollen wattle and a hen with a
I have a rooster with a swollen wattle and a hen with a swollen eye … read more
DrPatsyFields
DrPatsyFields
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Dvm
532 satisfied customers
Rooster has a swollen completely shut eye? About 15 min ago,
Rooster has a swollen completely shut eye? JA: I'll do all I can to help. When did you first notice this swelling? Does the rooster lick the skin as well? Customer: About 15 min ago JA: And what's the… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
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44,799 satisfied customers
Chick will be 2 weeks old tomorrow. Swollen leg on one side.
Chick will be 2 weeks old tomorrow. Swollen leg on one side. Lays to side with swollen leg out. Walks (hobbles) some - and stands on swollen leg (only) - but mostly lays down. Breathes heavy. No cough… read more
DrMegan
DrMegan
Owner, Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
421 satisfied customers
My rooster has his eyes matted shut with white colored
my rooster has his eyes matted shut with white colored matter and from time to time he gasps for air … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,519 satisfied customers
It's 4 week old hen, her eye is swollen shut and she
It's 4 week old hen, her eye is swollen shut and she occasionally gasps for breath. … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,519 satisfied customers
My rooster possibly has gapeworm or some type of respiratory
My rooster possibly has gapeworm or some type of respiratory infection.I have 4 hens and one rooster all about a year old in Portland Oregon. About a week ago I noticed my rooster gasping like this. I… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,519 satisfied customers
My chick is closing one eye and is gasping for air. It
My chick is closing one eye and is gasping for air. It seemed to be doing better today but it is back to gasping again tonight. We just got it from the breeder a few days ago and she told us that lots… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,519 satisfied customers
Dr. Salkin, I contacted you about the rooster with the
Hi, Dr. Salkin, I contacted you about the rooster with the sneeze and swollen sinus. We have been giving him the Tylan 200 for 5 days. We were giving him 0.1 until today and since it is supposed to be… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
44,799 satisfied customers
I have a rooster that had puss pockets in s eyes. He was
Hello, I have a rooster that had puss pockets in his eyes. He was lethargic. He had yellow hard crust in both ears I cleaned out. Treated him with vetRX. Dropped in his throat through the hole in the … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 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
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 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
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
I have had chickens for 40+ years. They have a safe fence
I have had chickens for 40+ years. They have a safe fence around an acre of grass, trees, stream, pond --- a clean, dry coop --- fresh grass and bought grains. Never have I had a problem. Last April I… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 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
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
231 satisfied customers
I have 2 chickens ( 1 roosters and 1 hen) who have showed paralysis
I have 2 chickens ( 1 roosters and 1 hen) who have showed paralysis and eventually death. I have 1 rooster right now that is in the paralysis stage. These chickens are almost 3 years old. My entire fl… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
MY chickens heads are swelling and their eyes are swelling
MY chickens heads are swelling and their eyes are swelling completely closed? I've had two babies die. What can I do?… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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