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My 3 month old normal grey cockatiel recently started to
My 3 month old normal grey cockatiel recently started to have some feather fallen off when he flew off my shoulder or preened himself. Could this be due to feather mites as he is too young to molt.… read more
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I have 10 backyard chickens that get good care. Noticed irritated
I have 10 backyard chickens that get good care. Noticed irritated vent area and feather loss. I cleaned out coop and lightly dusted with anti mite powder on the floor under their 2" of bedding. Applie… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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I have a sick hen :( , Well, I noticed my hen a little
Well, I noticed my hen a little sleepier than normal yesterday. She seemed "off" but didn't really examine her. Today I noticed her poop is super watery, she is VERY lethargic and her comb is droopy and pale-ish … read more
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We have 9 standard laying hens, and 7 bantam 4-H show
Hello. We have 9 standard laying hens, and 7 bantam 4-H show chickens. They have always been completely healthy, and now we have lost two standard hens in the space of a week. Two hens are broody, and… read more
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My Cornish cross are showing respiratory distress blood in
My Cornish cross are showing respiratory distress blood in poop convulsions and doing on average one a day and currently on tetramicin… read more
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Dr. Bob
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I lost 16 chickens over noc to raccoon. (horrible) A family
I lost 16 chickens over noc to raccoon. (horrible) A family down the street from me offered 12 of there older laying hens to fill my void to keep up with my egg orders. I went ahead & placed the new g… read more
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Dr. Bob
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So i am trying to figure out if i have a lice/mite problem
So i am trying to figure out if i have a lice/mite problem or feather picking….with a lice/mite infestation do the feathers break off halfway down or come out at skin level? I have half black austrolo… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a small flock of free-range hens. There in a fenced
I have a small flock of free-range hens. There in a fenced area for protection. I coop them every evening. Plenty of grass, dust bathing etc...... Yet over the last 6 months I've lost a couple hens. P… read more
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Ive got a rhode island red hen that is about 12 months old
I've got a rhode island red hen that is about 12 months old and lives in a generously sized coop (8'X4') with 5 other hens. They have an attached run and I let them free range so space is not a proble… read more
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Dr. Pat
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Dear Dr. Bob, I also have a question about feathering. One
Dear Dr. Bob, I also have a question about feathering. One of my chickens did not seem to get her healthy feathers back after moulting. She is the only one of my 4 that have this problem. The feathers… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a Delaware hen that is 18 months old . She was fine
I have a Delaware hen that is 18 months old . She was fine till about 2 months ago . We have 5 hens total all different breeds. About 2 months ago she started to lay shell-less eggs , so I made more o… read more
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hens: tail feathers..biting at their own skin and dying.
My hens have lost their back and tail feathers. They are biting at their own skin and dying. I have seen them molt before. This is very different presentation. I keep them in a coop in my barn with my… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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I have three Barred Rock Hybrid hens in NC. One has become
I have three Barred Rock Hybrid hens in NC. One has become lethargic recently and when let out of the run goes straight for a dust bath and lays in the dirt for long periods of time. We have had them … read more
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Dr. Elaine
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Our Welsummer rooster just died. We noticed this morning that
Our Welsummer rooster just died. We noticed this morning that he did not appear to be interested in eating and his comb was a little pale. This evening we noticed that he seemed to be sneezing and whe… read more
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Dr. Elaine
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Doctoral Degree
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my chicken has no balance and cannot walk. I have her in a
my chicken has no balance and cannot walk. I have her in a sling. She eats and drinks fine. Her waste is greenish white kind of watery.… read more
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I have a small flock of Rhode Island Reds One year old (5).for
I have a small flock of Rhode Island Reds One year old (5).for the past month to 6 weeks their feathers on their tummy and near tail on top have dropped with no new growth. thought they were broody bu… read more
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My hens are pulling out their feathers, there are 4 hens, one
My hens are pulling out their feathers, there are 4 hens, one lost feathers down her front, three off their bottoms. They have a balanced pellet diet plus dead meal worms, plus some veg. they are in a… read more
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Andrea Roberts
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birds: laying..have bald backsides, one..mushy substance
both of our white star pullitts have stopped laying, both have bald backsides, one of which seems to be covered in a white mushy substance. they seem to be eating and drinking but are getting unwanted… read more
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