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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Bird Veterinary
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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My hen has bright red skin that seems very painful, 2 of

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my hen has bright red skin that seems very painful, 2 of them, near her vent.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the bird's name and age?
Customer: penny, 6 years
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Penny?
Customer: she is a rhode island red hen, never been ill before
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Bird Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Claire, your post was truncated. "...seems very painful, 2 of them..." posted. 2 of what, please? Can you upload a photo(s) of Penny's skin to our conversation? You can use the paperclip icon in the toolbar above your message box (if you can see that icon) or you can use an external app such as

I can be more accurate for you if I can see what you're seeing.