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I have an easter egger hen that seems otherwise health,
Hi I have an easter egger hen that seems otherwise health, eating and drinking, but won't stand up. Her eyes look good, her feet are fine and I check for her being egg bound. … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My chicken was fine earlier today but suddenly can't walk. I
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Yesterday morning I found one of my hands in a position that
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My 6 year old buff Orpington ( Big Hilda) has been unable to
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I have a Sun Conure Laying eggs, but she as only 1 since
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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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
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My easteregger hen about 1 1/2 years old is just fully
My easteregger hen about 1 1/2 years old is just fully feathered again after her first molt she hasn't started laying again yet but this morning she was off the roost on the ground sitting and wouldn'… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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My duck is lethargic and can't walk far without resting has
My duck is lethargic and can't walk far without resting has not laid an egg in 4 days, I thought she was egg bound but when I checked her out I didn't see anything different but I don't know. The vet … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Duck not eating her treats or food anymore, feathers
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I believe she is egg bound. She is not eating much; hard
she is not eating much; hard tummy; had much pooh around her butt (which I have cleaned up) stinky liquid squirts at time like she is trying to eject something from her rear … read more
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I have a chicken that I do not know what is going on with
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Do you look after budgies. Pleaseno but looks as though she
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I have an egg bound hen We had a bear attack the night
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We thought at first our chicken was molting... walking funny...feathers
We thought at first our chicken was molting... walking funny...feathers lost on her belly... she hasn't been perching at night and isolating herself. Today we are alarmed to see under her tail feather… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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My silkie is walking like a duck. A kind of squat. She will
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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I have an 8 year old sun conure. She is very social and her
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