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Seems to not have balance. Legs work but can't stand up.
Seems to not have balance. Legs work but can't stand up. Stardew suddenly , we thought maybe she was egg bound. Doesn't seem to be the case. She eats well and drinks … read more
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My buff Orphington is five weeks old, I went out to check on
My buff Orphington is five weeks old, I went out to check on them yesterday and she was laying with her legs sprawled out, I have noticed her bottom feathers are about missing she did have a pasty but… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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My pullet has been puffed out with her neck tucked in, she
My pullet has been puffed out with her neck tucked in, she hasn't hardly been eating or drinking, and she's been very lethargic, I thought it might be a crop issue so I took her to the vet and he gave… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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My pullet is 8 weeks old, having balance issues and fatigue.
Hello, my pullet is 8 weeks old, having balance issues and fatigue … read more
DrMegan
DrMegan
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421 satisfied customers
We have a Brahma chick approximately 3 months old and
We have a Brahma chick approximately 3 months old and yesterday it started limping. We checked her all over, did not find any sign of injury or cut on legs or feet. She is alert, eating and drinking, … read more
DrMegan
DrMegan
Owner, Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
421 satisfied customers
I was given a pullet. But prior to taking her the previous
I was given a pullet. But prior to taking her the previous owner told me she was only about a week old and had splayed legs. When I went to pick her up, she's closer to about 3-4 weeks old and it look… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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I am looking for help treating a leg deformity in a two-week
Hello, I am looking for help treating a leg deformity in a two-week old chick. … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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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
2,609 satisfied customers
My Swedish flower pullet (4 months old) is having some
Hi! My Swedish flower pullet (4 months old) is having some trouble walking now and then. When she eats (and she eats and drinks as much as my other two) she sits back on her haunches. Sometimes she se… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,609 satisfied customers
We have a chicken that is struggling to walk and opening and
we have a chicken that is struggling to walk and opening and closing her beak. … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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Both legs are crossed and she can't walk. No wounds She is a
No wounds She is a baby bluejay she fell out of her nest we took her in and she was doing fine grew feathers and started learning to fly Then suddenly she hurt her left leg not sure how if she bumped into something when she tried flying. Now both legs are not in the right position she hobbles around … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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2,609 satisfied customers
Two and a half month old pullet can't stand. Had a bit of a
Two and a half month old pullet can't stand. Had a bit of a limp two days ago--checked her for injury and nothing. She was alert, eating and drinking. Worse yesterday on the holiday. Today she can't u… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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Second time this year I added a lavender ameraucana and
For the second time this year I added a lavender ameraucana and black copper marans to my flock from a farm out of state--these are the ones I have a question about. In the spring I purchased five chi… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
52,418 satisfied customers
I have a flock of three chickens all pullets I got this past
I have a flock of three chickens all pullets I got this past spring. Originally I had 5 pullets but two died with the first month I had them, apparently of enteritis. I was told I should have fed them… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Her wings flap..no problem, so it doesnt appear to be paralysis
Hello, I have a 14 week old barred rock pullet (female) who very suddenly cannot stand or walk. When set down, she falls to one side or the other (or sometimes on her face). Her wings flap, and she ki… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
One of our chickens over the last few days has been a little
One of our chickens over the last few days has been a little unsteady on her feet and it seemed as though she was using her wings on occasion to balance by drooping them down to the ground. Apart from… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have a 3year old tropical mockingbird with an amputated
I have a 3year old tropical mockingbird with an amputated right wing. Since august (very hot weather) she's having a lesion at the lower left part of the leg. The vet already gave her antibiotics fot … read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
At about 13-14 weeks..couldnt stand..difficulty righting herself
At about 13-14 weeks, my Rhode Island Red pullet acted like her leg was hurt. Couldn't stand up easily and seemed to lose her balance. When sitting, she sometimes falls forward and has difficulty righ… read more
Dr. Jaime
Dr. Jaime
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Doctoral Degree
231 satisfied customers
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