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Shrunken comb, not eating, bloated, no poo. Chicken. Quite
Quite lethargic, thought it was the weather and lack of free ranging (bird flu in the area) Brought her in fir respite care in the warmth last night. Have noticed the appetite since then … read more
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Our 3 yr old hen canary is active and eats well, etc., but
Our 3 yr old hen canary is active and eats well, etc., but has lost feathers around her neck and some off her head. … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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She is gaping. Don't think it's respiratory, there is no
She is gaping. Don't think it's respiratory, there is no discharge from eyes or nose. Wondering if it's gapeworm and where to get medicine for this? … read more
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I brought him home and two escaped puttihg then in the cage.
I brought him home and two escaped puttihg then in the cage. I have caught one in a pillow case in a darker room. I have not been able to get the other one. Is the pillow case harmful. It did not seem… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
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We have a Deleware chicken that is lethargic, her breathing
We have a Deleware chicken that is lethargic, her breathing is audible and a little raspy, her comb is pale and is looking flaky. Her outward appearance is good. … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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Trouble breathing. Wheezing, eye is closed. Tested for
Trouble breathing. Wheezing, eye is closed. Tested for Newcastle is negative. … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Within the past nine months I have had 3 of my free range hens
Within the past nine months I have had 3 of my free range hens become sick..the first 2 died within 4 to 5 months of each other..now again I have another one exhibiting signs of loose stools, no blood… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
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Sick chicken. Comb is flubbed down and is a light color. Chicken
Sick chicken. Comb is flubbed down and is a light color. Chicken is not moving much. Off by herself. Not laying.… read more
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Dr. Bob
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2,854 satisfied customers
a healthy bouncy 6 year old hen cockatiel was left on top of
a healthy bouncy 6 year old hen cockatiel was left on top of her cage in the kitchen whilst I went shopping - this is a common occurrence. Upon my return, I found to my dismay the bird rolling her hea… read more
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Dr. Jo
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BA
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The bird is about 19 weeks old and has suffered some bullying
The bird is about 19 weeks old and has suffered some bullying following introduction into the coop. She is lethargic and holds her head to one side and quite low. She doesn't run or walk about like th… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have 10 hens and 3 guineas together in a large hen house.
I have 10 hens and 3 guineas together in a large hen house. They have been together since July. 2 of the hens have been attacked or something because under and to the rear of the main wing is a large,… read more
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hens: healthy..behavior , not interested in feeding and resting..yard
I raise a small flock of hens in my backyard and have for 10 yrs. Recently 2 seamingly healthy birds died after appearing fatigued for a day. I have another hen showing similar behavior, not intereste… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
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Doctoral Degree
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hen: perfectly healthy..we notice she was lying..comb..walking
we have a 1 year old hen that has been perfectly healthy until this morning. we notice she was lying on her side. her eys, comb and skin on her legs all look normal, if you pick her up she keeps her l… read more
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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i have a budgie she is about 7months old she has a light brown
i have a budgie she is about 7months old she has a light brown creamy colour i think it is a scab near her right eye its about 1-3mm what is it is it harmful thanks… read more
Dr. C
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bantam: is wheezing and seems a bit unsteady..harmful..doesnt look
My bantum is wheezing and seems a bit unsteady on her feet. I haven't got too close to take a look at her as I am pregnant and already suffering with bad cold/flu type symptoms and don't want to pick … read more
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Dr. Pat
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finch: on friday, I picked it up and brought it home.
On Thursday a fledgling spice finch was brought to the wildlife center in San Diego where I volunteer. On Friday, I picked it up and brought it home. It is not considered local wildlife and was not co… read more
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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
My 29 yr. old quaker parrot got out of cage last night. I
My 29 yr. old quaker parrot got out of cage last night. I heard the scream and found her in the kitchen floor surrounded by my cats. Large tail feathers and small feathers on floor, no sign of blood o… read more
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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Bantam: several months, best described plugged scabby, vents
Two Bantam cocks died after a several months, best described "plugged scabby, vents". I believe it started after dusting with Sevin, for mites, and although I try to avoid powdering the vent, that is … read more
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Dr. Dan
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