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I have two problems going on in my flock, possibly more. I
I have two problems going on in my flock, possibly more. I had some juvenile chicken deaths diagnosed as coccidiosis on necropsy. But I also have a respiratory issue in my flock. Right now I have a 3 … read more
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My peahen is opening and closing her beak, like gaping--it
Hi--my peahen is opening and closing her beak, like gaping--it started a couple of days ago. I have added oxytet to her water, but she is not improving. She is eating, drinking and poops look ok. I am… read more
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My pigeon is loosing weight and not digesting food. She
My pigeon is loosing weight and not digesting food. She poops whole pieces of seeds … read more
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Have a Nanakin that has sneezing,drooping tail,lethargic not
Have a Nanakin that has sneezing,drooping tail,lethargic not eating normally. I think it might be spreading to few other bantams. … read more
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I have 2 five month old pullets which I treated with Corid
I have 2 five month old pullets which I treated with Corid liquid (9.5cc/gal) for 5 days. The birds are eating and drinking and appear somewhat normal but still have blood in their poop. I finished th… read more
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I have a flock of 5 pullets and 1 rooster. 2 weeks ago, one
I have a flock of 5 pullets and 1 rooster. 2 weeks ago, one of my hens (4 month old Coco Maran) was sneezing and had an eye injury. She also had a runny nose. I took her to a local bird vet and they g… read more
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Bob. I have a chicken with yellow diarrhea that is unable to
Hi Dr. Bob. I have a chicken with yellow diarrhea that is unable to stand. She has not been eating nor drinking, and sleeps a lot. We believe it may be heat stroke, we live in Phoenix. We've had her i… read more
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My Cornish cross are showing respiratory distress blood in
My Cornish cross are showing respiratory distress blood in poop convulsions and doing on average one a day and currently on tetramicin… read more
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Several of my chickens are suffering from pasted vent. Even after I t
Several of my chickens are suffering from pasted vent. Even after I try to clean it, they usually don't survive. They start out with just pasting, then become more and more lethargic, finally just fin… read more
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Several of my girls (i have 12) have very pale combs. one in
Several of my girls (i have 12) have very pale combs. one in particular is losing weight, pale comb, and i noticed another of the larger girls has been plucking and eating her feathers. What should i … read more
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One or two of my birds have started producing very vivid green
One or two of my birds have started producing very vivid green droppings - some with some white and others very watery with bright green bits. One is hunched and not eating and seems very unwell despi… read more
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I started raising chickens in November, up till now have been
I started raising chickens in November, up till now have been very healthy. Yesterday the Wyandotted looked very sluggish, staggered out of the coop and had what looked like snot (clear) running out h… read more
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I have two chickens that have died, quickly and with little
I have two chickens that have died, quickly and with little to no signs of illness, in the last month. One was a Buff Orpington and one was an Americuana (both hatched in May) and the Orpington droppe… read more
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We have 7 bantam hens who free range inside a 50m electric
We have 7 bantam hens who free range inside a 50m electric fence. Both our silver laced wyandotte bantams (1 year old) moulted in November, one recovered before Christmas & now looks bright feathered … read more
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Writing to you from a mixed animal practice in CT. Had a chicken
Writing to you from a mixed animal practice in CT. Had a chicken present this AM with a twisted neck and difficulty breathing. Owner says it was acute onset, the bird was perfectly OK yesterday. She i… read more
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hen: very lethargic..watery substance..anything in the last few days
I have a two year old Bluebell hen who is very lethargic and is secreting a creamy watery substance. The hen is drinking asmall amount of water and has not eaten anything in the last few days. I have … read more
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Dr. Pat
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Hello. My daughters 3rd grade class hatched duck eggs and
Hello. My daughter's 3rd grade class hatched duck eggs and she brought a duckling home just over a week agoe So this duckling is about 10 days old. Two problems, the first being it is very difficult f… read more
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Hi there, I have a six month old silkie chicken, who just
Hi there, I have a six month old silkie chicken, who just seems to lose weight, never started laying. Two weeks ago she had a crop impaction and my husband and I (who are doctors and have some surgica… read more
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3,596 satisfied customers

25+ years working primarily or exclusively with birds

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