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I think my chicken is egg bound. Think since yesterday i see
thanks. Think since yesterday i see egg shells soft … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,613 satisfied customers
Egg bound Quaker parrot. About 2 to 3 days her appetite
about 2 to 3 days her appetite hasn't changed she's always hungry … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,613 satisfied customers
I think my hen is egg bound. I have given her calcium and an
I think my hen is egg bound. I have given her calcium and an epsom salt bath, and put vegetable oil in her vent twice. She still has not laid an egg! What should I do next? … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,613 satisfied customers
I have an egg bound chicken. She's been egg bound all day.
I have an egg bound chicken . She's been egg bound all day . I've soaked her multiple times today in epson salt water, I've also gave her liquid calcium and have even oiled up her vent , but nothing i… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,613 satisfied customers
We have a 2-3 yr old chicken that seems egg bound but im not
We have a 2-3 yr old chicken that seems egg bound but im not sure … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,613 satisfied customers
A hen, maybe 19 weeks. She stands still with her back end
A young hen, maybe 19 weeks. She stands still with her back end kind of hunched up. Only a few of our hens have started laying gags and we don't know whether or not she has laid any yet. … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,613 satisfied customers
We have a pet pigeon raised from a baby. Hand fed and
Hello. We have a pet pigeon raised from a baby. Hand fed and domestic. She is 3 years old. She has a nic e cage in our living room and we let her out once a week to fly around the house and take a bat… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
52,458 satisfied customers
I have a hen that is egg bound for several days. I can feel
I have a hen that is egg bound for several days. I can feel more than one egg. I have kept her warm, soaked her bottom in warm water a couple of times a day, used olive oil, Vaseline, massage, etc wit… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have a domestic duck that was fine one minute then few minutes
I have a domestic duck that was fine one minute then few minutes later I noticed that her left leg was limp and she could not stand. I do not notice any swelling or injury and right leg is fine. She i… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I think my hen may have an egg obstuction or a digestive track
I think my hen may have an egg obstuction or a digestive track issue. How can I tell what her problem is?… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
21,805 satisfied customers
What do i do for an egg bound chicken. I lubricated the vent
What do i do for an egg bound chicken. I lubricated the vent and didn't find an egg could it be stuck in her abdomen? I don't know how long she has been like this, I found her 3.5 hours ago, she seems… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
Hi, I have two zebra finches (a male and a female) and the
Hi, I have two zebra finches (a male and a female) and the female is quite sick. She has lain 2 eggs in the past 3 days and I am worried that she may be egg bound on a 3rd, but am not sure. For the pa… read more
Dr. C
Dr. C
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
415 satisfied customers
I have a pet Pigeon that is barely eating for the past week
I have a pet Pigeon that is barely eating for the past week and has been having a runny stool. Three weeks ago he laid an egg two days in a row (first time ever) and has not been eating well ever sinc… read more
Dr. Steph
Dr. Steph
Doctoral Degree
22 satisfied customers
How can I, tell if my duck is egg-bound I thought shed had
How can I, tell if my duck is egg-bound? I thought she'd had a stroke or something, as she was fine one minute then couldn't get up the next. This happened a few months ago too but she recoverd after … read more
Andrea Roberts
Andrea Roberts
veterinary surgeon
Bachelor's Degree
1,292 satisfied customers
chicks: eggs in a broad, shallow basket with some hay..pigeon..hatched
Dear Doctor, We live in Cyprus and about a month ago a couple of pigeons laid their eggs on our balcony. We have moved the eggs in a broad, shallow basket with some hay in it and the pigeons happily s… read more
Dr. Dave
Dr. Dave
Clinical Veterinarian
Post-Doctoral Degree
230 satisfied customers
chickens: I think she laid a soft egg yesterday..cough..runny nose
One of my chickens is fluffed up and looking quiet. She is eating a little, I think she laid a soft egg yesterday. Her comb is a good colour she has no cough or runny nose or discharges. her vent is d… read more
Andrea Roberts
Andrea Roberts
veterinary surgeon
Bachelor's Degree
1,292 satisfied customers
i have a quail i think in egg bound. She is fluffed up, moving
i have a quail i think in egg bound. She is fluffed up, moving her tail up and down, is the only one who has no interest in food or water when I feed them, and there are 10 other hens and 1 rooster. T… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Veterinarian Avian Health Consultant
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
I think my budgie bird is egg bound. She hasnt looked well
I think my budgie bird is egg bound. She hasn't looked well this week & I noticed a firm bump on her vent. I'm in a rural area & the bird vet is closed until monday. what can I do?… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Veterinarian Avian Health Consultant
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
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Dr. Bob

Dr. Bob

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35 years in general practice, including avian.

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