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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
Dr Linda
Dr Linda
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Doctoral Degree
1,679 satisfied customers
My rooster has laryngitis, how can I treat him? He tries to
He tries to cruise but a small girly like screqueak , yes screqueak, comes out … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
36,707 satisfied customers
My Silkie rooster Blue has a canker sore in mouth along with
Hello, My Silkie rooster Blue has a canker sore in mouth along with the clearish white gooey stuff!! He has just been wormed recently... Just to let you know. He's not eating and is kinda lethargic. W… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
19,290 satisfied customers
Have a rooster........noticed a few days ago he was
hi.have a rooster........noticed a few days ago he was lethargic..........walked slowly and hunched over some of the time..........he eats the egg laying feed...scratch and oats..........lpus veggies … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
36,707 satisfied customers
I have a silkie rooster who has gone paralysed in s legs. He
I have a silkie rooster who has gone paralysed in his legs. He was limping at first but now can't stand up. Any ideas what has happened to him. He is still eating and drinking well. I hand feed him… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
36,707 satisfied customers
My CooCoo Marran rooster suddenly stopped crowing, and his
My CooCoo Marran rooster suddenly stopped crowing, and his comb is turning purple .... he is staggering, twisting his head upward (like he is looking at the ceiling) and also occasionally gapes his be… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
I have a 6 month old silkie rooster we found him in the
I have a 6 month old silkie rooster we found him in the corner of our coop last night he is not able to walk. His wings are fine and he is still very vocal. I lost a silkie hen the day before she was … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
my silkie rooster started dropping his head down between his
my silkie rooster started dropping his head down between his legs and then its like he can not lift it back up, he will eventually flip over and then is fine. sometimes, he will just keep his head dow… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Hi Dr Bob Our Rooster has a terrible case of bumblefoot. Weve
Hi Dr Bob Our Rooster has a terrible case of bumblefoot. We've taken him to the vet for antibiotics but it didn't help. The vet said if that didn't help we should put him down. That was a year ago and… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
i have a rooster and he has just started doing something weird.
i have a rooster and he has just started doing something weird. he seem to fall on his back and cannot get up. every time i find him, he is upside down head flailing. I gently pick him up, flip him ov… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
3-4 month old silkies, fine yesterday, today are lethargic,
3-4 month old silkies, fine yesterday, today are lethargic, sleepy, not eating and we've been able to give them minimum electrolytes and probiotics in water by syringe with a little bit of poultry nut… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
Over the past week a young rooster developed large warts on
Over the past week a young rooster developed large warts on his comb and around his beak in the past day these warts have rapidly grown and have covered his eyes over night he cannot see this morning.… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
chickens: sick lost some feathers..runny droppings..healthy..pale
my silkie rooster was studded out before xmas when he came back he was sick lost some feathers and had sulfer colored runny droppings the lady i studded him to said one of her chickens died and others… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
My chicken has become listless and limps on the right side.
My chicken has become listless and limps on the right side. He eats but is not himself. He has diarrhea. What could be wrong?… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
rooster: trouble walking on his right foot..toes are curled..swollen
I have a rooster that is 4 years old. He is having trouble walking on his right foot, but the left foot is seems normal, although the toes are curled inward slightly. The right foot is swollen on top … read more
Deb Jankura
Deb Jankura
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
312 satisfied customers
silkies: 12 weeks old..started to crow and all were looking healthy
I purchased 4 silkies 2male and 2 female when they were 12 weeks old. I have had them for at least 12 weeks. My 1 rooster started to crow and all were looking healthy. Yesterday one of my roosters bec… read more
Andrea Roberts
Andrea Roberts
veterinary surgeon
Bachelor's Degree
1,292 satisfied customers
My 8 year old silky rooster was severely malnourished when
My 8 year old silky rooster was severely malnourished when we returned from a long time away and a terrible house sitter. I took him to vet about two months ago, and she didn't think he'd live the wee… read more
Andrea Roberts
Andrea Roberts
veterinary surgeon
Bachelor's Degree
1,292 satisfied customers
chickens: small flock..feathers as if she were just molting
I have a small flock of chickens which i keep in 2 separate pens side by side. They are all silkie bantems. One of my hens began to loose some feathers as if she were just molting, but it has continue… read more
Andrea Roberts
Andrea Roberts
veterinary surgeon
Bachelor's Degree
1,292 satisfied customers
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