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About 2 days ago she hopped up to the driveway on one leg.
About 2 days ago she hopped up to the driveway on one leg. (Our chickens free range.) Her hurt leg is held up and is completely limp. She shows no sign of pain at all, even if you touch the foot. She'… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
51,395 satisfied customers
My pullet is lame, almost like she can't find the ground
My pullet is lame, almost like she can't find the ground with her right leg. I find no noticable scales disturbed and no roughness. No injury and if I work the leg she will put it down but linps for a… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
51,395 satisfied customers
We have a two year old cinnomin chicken, who is having foot
We have a two year old cinnomin chicken, who is having foot and leg problems. Her toes are curled back her upper leg seems to be in pain. She eats good , drinks. poops.She has a good disposition. Plea… read more
Bonnie Gaia
Bonnie Gaia
DVM
123 satisfied customers
Pullet started walking funny, couldn't stay on roost. 2 days
Pullet started walking funny, couldn't stay on roost. 2 days later, much worse. Legs akimbo, can't stand. Wants to eat and drink. Gave her electrolytes with dropper and isolated her. Back story, broug… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,515 satisfied customers
I just bought a chicken with one completely grey eye and the
I just bought a chicken with one completely grey eye and the other eye the pupil is turning gray. The chicken will also randomly walk in circles repeatedly every now and then. … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,515 satisfied customers
I have 5 chickens that have all become ill. The chickens are
I have 5 chickens that have all become ill. The chickens are 11 and 15 weeks old. All are very lethargic and all keep one eye closed. They don't react when approached. One acted like this for a week t… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
51,395 satisfied customers
We have a 6-month old Swedish Black pullet. over the last 2
HI, we have a 6-month old Swedish Black pullet. over the last 2 days she is unwilling or able to stand on her own. … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
51,395 satisfied customers
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
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
51,395 satisfied customers
12 week old pullet can't stand up. 12 week old pullet can't
12 week old pullet can't stand up JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with the bird? Customer: 12 week old pullet can't stand up JA: Where does the bird seem to hurt? Customer: Week legs… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
51,395 satisfied customers
I have a chicken that out of no where started limping she
I have a chicken that out of no where started limping she was stressed a lot because the chickens were picking on her before the limp started. I have isolated her & her sister for company. She has los… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
51,395 satisfied customers
I bought two showgirl cockrels end of last October. Three
I bought two showgirl cockrels end of last October. Three weeks ago the first one stood in place mostly without walking and when he did he limped and one wing went down. He progressively got worse eat… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
51,395 satisfied customers
Second time this year I added a lavender ameraucana and
For the second time this year I added a lavender ameraucana and black copper marans to my flock from a farm out of state--these are the ones I have a question about. In the spring I purchased five chi… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
51,395 satisfied customers
I have had about 20 chickens die after going sluggish for a
I have had about 20 chickens die after going sluggish for a day or so over the past 3 months. Took two into vet and we have a preliminary diagnosis of probable Marek's disease. However, I have never o… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
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
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
we just got our new chicks from the hatchery yesturday and
we just got our new chicks from the hatchery yesturday and one was lethargic and not active. wouldn't eat or drink unless shown the waterer and food. Now this morning we woke to find another chick lis… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have several cornish rock crosses that are dropping like
I have several cornish rock crosses that are dropping like flies. Since 3 wks of age they have been kept in electrified poultry netting among some planted pines that we have and rotated weekly. They a… read more
Dr. Hunt
Dr. Hunt
Doctoral Degree
381 satisfied customers
Never having fowls before, I bought 3 brown leghorns as point
Never having fowls before, I bought 3 brown leghorns as point of lay pullets. Two are fine and laying well. One is getting thinner and thinner. Its comb has gone to nothing and it is spending most of … read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
I purchased 7 chicks from a broker who got the chicks from
I purchased 7 chicks from a broker who got the chicks from Privett Hatchery and then kept them at his chicken facility for 3 days until I was able to get them from him. Six have died, becoming more an… read more
Dr. MD Stafford
Dr. MD Stafford
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DVM
233 satisfied customers
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