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When I went to my chicken coop this morning I found one of
Hi, when I went to my chicken coop this morning I found one of my rhode island red hens dead. She was ok yesterday. Now the other rhode island red hen is acting weird. What could have happened and what can I do with the other hen who appears to be sick? They are approximately 24 weeks. … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,880 satisfied customers
We've had 2 chickens die unexpectedly in 2 days. They were 5
We've had 2 chickens die unexpectedly in 2 days. They were 5 months old and had just started laying … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,880 satisfied customers
I have 17 week old pullets and one is very listless and isnt
I have 17 week old pullets and one is very listless and isnt roosting tonight on it's usual roost. Also would not free range today and clearly has zero energy. . I introduced two new birds a week ago.… read more
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Dr. Patsy Fields
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I have an egg laying rhode island red that seems to have a
Second opinion] I have an egg laying rhode island red that seems to have a distinct gurgling sound when she breathes. She is eating and drinking normally. No sneezing or visible mucus, she occasionall… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,880 satisfied customers
Runny nose, sneezing, coughing. 22 week old Golden Comet
22 week old Golden Comet chickens (3 out of 5 showing symptoms) … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,880 satisfied customers
What do I do if I have a couple of birds that test positive
What do I do if I have a couple of birds that test positive for mycoplasma g ? … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,880 satisfied customers
She's got a rattle and seems to be sneezing coughing. I had
She's got a rattle and seems to be sneezing coughing … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,880 satisfied customers
One of my young hes was laying normal eggs a few weeks a go,
One of my young hes was laying normal eggs a few weeks a go, then suddenly she layis laying eggs with a very thin eggshell and some bumps on it. What is causing … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,880 satisfied customers
My rooster's eyes were closed yesterday and he just under a
My rooster's eyes were closed yesterday and he just under a tree, not eating and hardly crowing. … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,880 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
2,880 satisfied customers
I have 4 female Silver Laced Wyandotte chicks about 1 year
I have 4 female Silver Laced Wyandotte chicks about 1 year old and the do not have tail feathers and their skin is starting to look red. They appear healthy and are laying about 3 to 4 eggs a day. I l… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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54,006 satisfied customers
month old..was about 5 days old..limping for past 4 days..seemed ok
My pullet is about a month old I got her when she was about 5 days old. she is limping for past 4 days or so I noticed it and didn't check it out until two days ago. She had been like this before, but… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Our Welsummer rooster just died. We noticed this morning that
Our Welsummer rooster just died. We noticed this morning that he did not appear to be interested in eating and his comb was a little pale. This evening we noticed that he seemed to be sneezing and whe… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
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Our chickens were about three years old and developed prolapsed
Our chickens were about three years old and developed prolapsed bowel and egg duct prolapses. three of them have died in the last couple of weeks. Could this be an infection - virus - or parasites? ho… read more
Dr. MD Stafford
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233 satisfied customers
I have a chicken that has been sick for over two weeks. My
I have a chicken that has been sick for over two weeks. My Buff hen is not eating. We feed her with a syringe in the morning and again at night. Giving her vitamins, antibiotics and baby food. She can… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
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Doctoral Degree
1,371 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
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Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
we have a small flock of chickens that we rasied from bitties
we have a small flock of chickens that we rasied from bitties (18) they all have done well until just lately when we have now lost 4 of them and don't know why? we had them penned up in a large chicke… read more
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Dr. Wally
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Doctoral Degree
273 satisfied customers
Hi, My flock of chickens is sick. Two birds got runny diarrhea
Hi, My flock of chickens is sick. Two birds got runny diarrhea and died within two days. They were isolated as soon as I saw them not as peppy as usual. A week went by. I sterilized all the food and w… read more
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Dr. MD Stafford
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