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We have been having constant wet grey weather a month which
We have been having constant wet grey weather for over a month which leaves my yard squelchy. I have a guinea hen that has a swollen sinus which is causing her to close or partially close one eye toda… read more
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Every two or thee months, one of my egg laying hens will
every two or thee months, one of my young egg laying hens will start sneezing. It might be on and off for a couple of months or they lay down a die. Happens to only one bird at a time in a flock of ab… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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I have about 10 chickens that are coughing and wheezing.
I have about 10 chickens that are coughing and wheezing. I've never had chickens before and I'm unsure how to treat… read more
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I just noticed that several laying hens has black spots on
I just noticed that several laying hens has black spots on there comb and one hen has one eye crested over and she has black spots on her comb.… read more
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My chicken had a stye or bump below s eye. i used neosporin
My chicken had a stye or bump below his eye. i used neosporin it seems to get better. I went away for a few days, when I got back the eye was swollen shut and hard. I have been using teramyacin for 4 … read more
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Dr B
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One of my Guinea has a "helmet" that appears to be disintegrating
One of my Guinea has a "helmet" that appears to be disintegrating and I am very concerned. What could be wrong?… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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Hi, I am losing a chicken every few days. Until now, I have
Hi, I am losing a chicken every few days. Until now, I have just found them deceased. Last night I found one alive, but not doing well. They are 4 weeks old. Stools appear normal. The live one is leth… read more
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We have twelve chickens, one seems to be cold eyes are closed
We have twelve chickens, one seems to be cold eyes are closed ( no discharge ) like she's tired, beak opening and closing but she doesn't seem to be having a hard time breathing, green in her dropping… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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mine have little dot type of ulcers or some thing on their
mine have little dot type of ulcers or some thing on their combs. dark red white and purple black.… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Hello during this heat wave i have lost several chickens overnight
Hello during this heat wave i have lost several chickens overnight with no obvious signs of illness i have fans and fresh water available for them daily but tonight i found 2 birds who seem to have di… read more
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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My hen has a swollen, nodular looking wattle just on the left
My hen has a swollen, nodular looking wattle just on the left side. It doesn't seem to bother her but it is getting bigger and I am wondering what it might be and what I should do about it.… read more
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I think my brood of 24 dual purpose hens have Coryza though
I think my brood of 24 dual purpose hens have Coryza though only one is symptomatic with a swollen face particularly around the eyes. I have a dozen week old chicks in my house , I was going to swap o… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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Hi. I have five chickens. One of them died tonight, she was
Hi. I have five chickens. One of them died tonight, she was not quite 2 yrs old. I had not noticed her being sick at all until this afternoon. She was just standing there with her eyes closed. I picke… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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I have 2 Buff Orpington pullets that have an eye problem. We had a mit
I have 2 Buff Orpington pullets that have an eye problem. We had a mite infestation but took care of that. A couple of the older hens had a dark crust from mites on their combs which we kept coated in… read more
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Fiona Steel
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224 satisfied customers
I have a Rhode Island Red chic (about 5-6 weeks old). About
swollen comb on Rhode Island Red chic (about 5-6 weeks old). About 10 days to 2 weeks ago we noticed that her comb looked really big or maybe even swollen compared to the other chics. Since her comb w… read more
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Fiona Steel
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I have 9 bantams who live semi- free range in my garden.
I have 9 bantams who live semi- free range in my garden. Some of them are sneezing and extending their necks, but seem ok otherwise. one is not well, with a bubbly throat, beak open, not really eating… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
feathers ruffled..to be hungry..it drink some water..more lethargic
My guinea fowl is just sitting with feathers ruffled. It does seem to be hungry though I did see it drink some water today. It seems to become more and more lethargic… read more
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Dr:D
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Doctoral Degree
851 satisfied customers
my hen has a white dry covering to her face and around her
my hen has a white dry covering to her face and around her eye area. The affected area around her eye has lost all feathers. She seems ok oher than that. She has seen a vet who wasn't sure but injecte… read more
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Dr. Bob
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