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My chook looks healthy, cone still standing, shiny feathers,
My chook looks healthy, cone still standing, shiny feathers, no poo on feather around bottom, but seems to be paralized from legs down. I have been giving her water from a teaspoon she is drinking it … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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I have a very small (14) flock of pullets - just started
I have a very small (14) flock of pullets - just started laying about three weeks ago. One suddenly had trouble walking, feet curled under her. Appetite good, attitude good. But she died after three d… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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We lost one hen 3 days ago...she just got quiet, stopped
We lost one hen 3 days ago...she just got quiet, stopped eating, stopped hopping up on roost to sleep, and died with no sign of anything around eyes, vent, etc. 2 days went by and now Emily is failing… read more
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We lost 4 of 10 chickens this week. First was the "mama"
We lost 4 of 10 chickens this week. First was the "mama" surrogate about 2 years old. The rest are young pullets who've been laying a month or so. It began with lethargy, then partial paralysis beginn… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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I have 13 canaries I breed. One of the hens all of a sudden
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One of my hens was stumbling I took her to an emergency vet.
One of my hens was stumbling I took her to an emergency vet. She got anti inflammatory and antibiotics. She stopped eating so I have been giving her water and food by hand. Her balance seems off.she s… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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I have a two year old hen whose legs have stopped working.
I have a two year old hen whose legs have stopped working. It start with one leg about a month ago and now she can't use either one. Sometime they are splayed to the sides, sometimes one front and one… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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I have one hen who is 5 months old and has shown a rapped sign
I have one hen who is 5 months old and has shown a rapped sign of being lethargic,hold its head up , can't keep eyes open, wont drink and now hv second chicken starting to show signs ? Thanks Glenn… read more
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What would cause my hen to retain fluid to the extent that
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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
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For Dr. Pat ONLY: My chicken (please don't laugh) fluffed up and stopped eating. I took her in the house and set up a sick ward. She went down to bones. By hand feeding and then going to mash and then… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a nearly 2 year old Rhode Island Red hen. She has not been laying for more than 6 months. Is in a pen and housing by herself. I have several other Rhodies that each have their own private pen a… read more
Dr_Kitty
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Doctoral Degree
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Went to feed my chickens and found one just laying down and
Went to feed my chickens and found one just laying down and can not walk. She was fine that night on her roost. She will eat if fed by hand.She can not get up on her own but tries to. I set her up but… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
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hen: My little..morning, but tonight she is lethargic..her belly
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I found a parrot outside of my House. It was just sitting there
I found a parrot outside of my House. It was just sitting there with its eyes closed. When I captured the parrot it did not even put up a fight. It does not want to eat or drink water. His beak looks … read more
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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
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Doctoral Degree
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we have an ex battery chicken who has hurt her leg. We are
we have an ex battery chicken who has hurt her leg. We are not sure if it is broken, she holds it up when standing still but when she moves she does use it, although with a severe limp and she can't m… read more
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