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Our rooster seems to have an injured leg, won't or can't put
Our rooster seems to have an injured leg, won't or can't put pressure on the foot, almost like it hurts further up the leg. He puts his foot down but has not support to it. … read more
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Dr Linda
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I found a fledgling crow. It was all wrapped up in fishing
I found a fledgling crow. It was all wrapped up in fishing twine. the circulation to his leg was cut off. I believe, however that his foot was damaged before the circulation was cut off. I know this s… read more
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Dr. Meghan Denney
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I have a rooster - 10 weeks old - that one day was found
I have a young rooster - 10 weeks old - that one day was found alert but unable to walk. He was with 24 pullets. We isolated him w/ food & water; all 24 pullets are still fine. His condition is unchan… read more
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Something is attacking chicken's heads in coop appears to be
something is attacking chicken's heads in coop appears to be sucking their blood from their head and neck leaving them dead. I have a rooster who survived but not unable to hold up his head as his nec… read more
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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 small flock of older chickens (over 2.5 years old).
Hi, I have a small flock of older chickens (over 2.5 years old). The rooster I have recently is having issues with balance and getting back up if he falls. Not the most pleasant of birds, he will let … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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We have a 10 month old rooster who was bitten by a dog 2
We have a 10 month old rooster who was bitten by a dog 2 days ago. We found this morning that the wound had maggots. We have since soaked him twice, picked the maggots off of him with tweezers, made a… read more
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I have a Barred Rock rooster about 10 months old. He has a
I have a Barred Rock rooster about 10 months old. He has a large blackish spot on his comb about the size of a nickle on one side and about the size of a dime on the other side. It has white spots mix… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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we have had a series of sudden deaths of chickens that have
we have had a series of sudden deaths of chickens that have died in the hen house over night. two weeks ago we had one or two chickens die each night, we just put in our pullets- (8-10 weeks) last nig… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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We have recently started to get in to breeding Heritage Breed
We have recently started to get in to breeding Heritage Breed poultry and we want to do our very best to be selling healthy birds. I have a quality Australorp rooster that we want to breed our Austral… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a Cochin Rooster who is beautiful and looks perfectly
I have a Cochin Rooster who is beautiful and looks perfectly healthy, except I often hear him cough as if he had flegm in his throat and the tone of his 'Crow' has changed.… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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My rooster is 21 weeks old this Thursday. He started limping
My rooster is 21 weeks old this Thursday. He started limping around noon today. He is not using his right leg much. It looks like he has arthritis in his foot. He tries to walk on it, but it looks pai… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
My three "chickens" which I obtained as pullets have turned
My three "chickens" which I obtained as pullets have turned out to be 2 chickens and a cockerel - they are now about 6 months old (bantams.) This is not a noise issue as there are no other cockerels a… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
rooster: fever..hyper..likes..he ate some watermelon but not sure
our rooster had one of the tips of his comb biten off by another rooster we have and now he won't come out of his coop and his legs are very warm,to the touch, i think there may be fever is there anyt… read more
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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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
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Dr. Bob
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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
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Dr. Elaine
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Doctoral Degree
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15 chickens seem healthy except for loss of head and neck feathers.
15 chickens seem healthy except for loss of head and neck feathers. Now, 2 dead in one week. All seem to have some degree of feather loss. Cascade mountains, so cooped up extensively this winter due t… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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My rooster stopped crowing about a week ago, and I didnt think
My rooster stopped crowing about a week ago, and I didn't think anything about it, but then noticed that he wouldn't leave his coop either. He won't leave his coop, isn't eating and I don't know what … read more
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