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Lethargic was fine Friday Saturday pale comb won't eat food
Lethargic was fine Friday Saturday pale comb won't eat food in crop slowly digesting won't walk stands and then sits back down. … read more
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Hi my 4 week old cockatiel'crop doesn't feel completely empty before breakfast. But it didn't feel firm either. The crop does look quite flat though. Her appetite is still vet good. But there was once… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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My chicken has yellow comb and face. She lost all her tail
My chicken has yellow comb and face. She lost all her tail feathers so I thought she was just molting, but she is ooing worse everyday. She is eating and moving around but isn't very lively. I don't k… read more
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My hen is about 7 months old. I am pretty sure she has
My hen is about 7 months old. I am pretty sure she has developed sour crop. I have taken all food away except yogurt and am offering her water with some apple cider vinager. She is confined in a kenne… read more
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1 yr old hen. Lays regular. Active. No feed changes, but free
1 yr old hen. Lays regular. Active. No feed changes, but free ranges. Wednesday night She didn't go to roost, carried her in, had a full crop. Thursday morning, crop still full, didn't come out of hou… read more
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I have two pet Pekin ducks. Udon's feet look relatively normal.
I have two pet Pekin ducks. Udon's feet look relatively normal. Soba's have a large bump with a black dot in the middle. The internet tells me this is something called bubble or bumble foot. Do I need… read more
Dr. Jo
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BA
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We have 7 we old easter egger and Barred Rock chicks.. they
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Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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have barred rocks with something on their tail feathers and
have barred rocks with something on their tail feathers and eventually die; what is wrong with them; ;how can they be saved?… read more
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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I Have a chicken with a problem and could send you pics taken
I Have a chicken with a problem and could send you pics taken today it could be a sour crop but is red inflamed and hot and also has lost fethers on a patch the size of the palm of the hand. can I sen… read more
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Dr. Gardner
Owner, Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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I have one chicken she keeps opening her beak as if gasping
I have one chicken she keeps opening her beak as if gasping for air .this morning her crop looked very full so I gave her some warm oil and tried to massage the crop but she retched it all up and now … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Ive got a 6 week old chick that doesnt seem to be digesting
I've got a 6 week old chick that doesn'''t seem to be digesting his/her crop. It;s been 3 days and it has barely reduced. s/he body temp seems cold to me, and she is not being very active. Am I going … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Help please! My baird rock hen has not been walking for a week.
Help please! My baird rock hen has not been walking for a week. When I have her stand, she favors one foot and limps terribly. I washed and checked her feet but saw no cuts or swelling. I soaked in hy… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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Hello Dr., I have a pullet about 8 months old, not yet laying.
Hello Dr., I have a pullet about 8 months old, not yet laying. About 8 days ago she demonstrated lethargy (not flocking with the others but drowsing on the ground) and seemed to lack appetite. She als… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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chicken: 10-week old..morning: lethargic head twitching Last night one
My nearly 10-week old barred rock chicken has these symptoms as of this morning: lethargic head twitching Last night one of the barred rocks flew in a panic into the hardware cloth surrounding the run… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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Hen: 2yr..Comb very pale although in full shiny plumage.
2yr Black Rock Hen. Seems unwell. Comb very pale although in full shiny plumage. Crop feels full and palpable but she doesn't seem interested in food - even sweetcorn which they eat readily. Does not … read more
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Fiona Steel
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chicken: panting..mix..it water or half digested scratch comes..mouth
i have a chicken that a couple days ago was very sluggish and panting just sitting around so we isolated her started giving her that antobiotic everybody gives chicks that yellow stuff you mix in wate… read more
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We got 8 young chicks three and half weeks ago. Today, I noticed
We got 8 young chicks three and half weeks ago. Today, I noticed that several of the chicks have a significant swelling or growth on the right side of their throat. It seems to have come on quickly an… read more
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Dr. Elaine
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Doctoral Degree
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bantam: lay..herself..skinny, she doesnt smell funny and is pooping
i have a broody bantam chuck who doesnt yet lay eggs herself yet, but will sit on the others eggs. she has a full firm crop but she is skinny, she doesnt smell funny and is pooping normally. I have pu… read more
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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