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My chicken is lethargic, eyes closed, feverish and pale. Not
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My 6 week old Polish crested chicken has labored breathing
My 6 week old Polish crested chicken has labored breathing with a squeaky sound. Last night the chicken was fine, this morning it is acting sick. I have it isolated from my flock. It has no name. It i… read more
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I have a sick turkey (no known poultry vets near me) that
Hi, I have a sick turkey (no known poultry vets near me) that I'm trying to help or get a general diagnosis to prevent spreading to the rest of my flock. … read more
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My chicken has been laying down on the ground periodially
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My chicken is lethargic. After examining her she has a hard
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My 18 year old conure is not eating or drinking and
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5 year old hen not standing, eyes closed and labored
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I have a turkey with a rattle. Last couple of days. Eyes
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MY CHICKEN EYES ARE GONE AND I BELIEVE SHE IS DYING BUT SHE
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One of my 12 week old chicks is lethargic when not feeding/participati
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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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One of our pet chickens started acting funny about 3 weeks
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I have two chickens (backyard flock) that are showing signs
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My chicken is a nine-month-old Barred Rock. Both of her eyes
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I have a chicken which I bought two days ago. When I got up
I have a chicken which I bought two days ago. When I got up this morning my chicken behaviour had changed. The chicken is just sitting on the ground not moving much. Her eyes are closed most of the ti… read more
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I have about 40 hens of several breeds, no roosters, free ranging all day and in the coop at night. The last 3 weeks, some have noticeable sneezing, and a couple have a rattle when they breathe. No on… read more
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cockatiel: year old female..labored breathing, weak, open mouthed.
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