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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Bird Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 38,489
38,489 Satisfied Customers
Experience: University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience

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Dr. Pat
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Hi! Got a sick Barred Rock Hen. I believe her to be about 3 years old. First I noticed her comb was darkening and she was getting a little less active. Comb eventually turned almost black. This came o… read more
I have a two year old barred rock hen with a watery, very
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I have a two year old barred rock hen with a watery, very foul smelling discharge coming from her vent. She has lost nearly all the feathers on her bottom and it's reddish in color and very irritated.… read more
hen: that is gasping..whose comb and head area..bright red to dark red
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I have a Barred Rock hen that is gasping for air and whose comb and head area has changed from bright red to dark red.… read more
have a Plymouth rock, and she is favoring her right foot, because
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Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
38,489 satisfied customers
have a Plymouth rock, and she is favoring her right foot, because of the cold weather, all 4 hens have been confined to their coop. any ideas?… read more
Just noticed a Plymouth Rock laying hen, 2 years old. Resting,
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Just noticed a Plymouth Rock laying hen, 2 years old. Resting, not staying with the others. Pale comb, flopped over, not upright. No other symptoms... any ideas??… read more
hen: One year old..few feathers and nes pins..greenish diarrhea
Fiona Steel
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224 satisfied customers
One year old BARRED ROCK hen with indications of starting to molt (loss of a few feathers and nes pins growing around neck) not eating and showing greenish diarrhea.… read more
My barred rock hen, about three years old, suddenly is very
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
38,489 satisfied customers
My barred rock hen, about three years old, suddenly is very wobbly and alternately lifts her feet up high. Sometimes falls over. Eats and poops well and seems fine otherwise!… read more
We have a hen (barred rock)about 5-6 years old that is
Dr. B.
Dr. B., Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
19,559 satisfied customers
Hi--we have a hen (barred rock)about 5-6 years old that is having problems. She has poop all around her rear, and is walking as if it hurts. Diarrhea. For a while, she wasn't eating or walking around … read more
My 1 year old barred rock hen was aggressively played with
Dr. B.
Dr. B., Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
19,559 satisfied customers
My 1 year old barred rock hen was aggressively played with by my golden retriever 2 days ago. Her left wing is dislocated and there is a lot of mangled tissue. I can see her muscle along a few of the … read more
I have a small flock of almost two year old Barred Rocks.
Fiona Steel
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224 satisfied customers
I have a small flock of almost two year old Barred Rocks. One hen had a wing that didn't lay against her body correctly but I could find nothing wrong with it. 10 days ago she started to limp so I pul… read more
Hello, I have a barred rock hen who is walking strangely...more
Dr. Bob
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Hello, I have a barred rock hen who is walking strangely...more upright similar to a penguin with her tail hanging down. This was first noticed 2 days ago. Her vent appears normal from what I can tell… read more
I have a Barred Rock Hen with a very swollen abdomen. She has
Dr. B.
Dr. B., Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
19,559 satisfied customers
I have a Barred Rock Hen with a very swollen abdomen. She has been like this for nearly 3 weeks. She has lost most of her feathers on her abdomen, and it look red and is warm to the touch. I have trea… read more
I have a sick hen. She has had diarrhoea for a few weeks and
Dr. B.
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I have a sick hen. She has had diarrhoea for a few weeks and her comb has lost all colour. Another hen died of similar symptoms a few monthe ago. What can I do?… read more
my 9 month old reliable barred plymouth rock hen hasnt laid
Dr. Pat
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my 9 month old reliable barred plymouth rock hen hasn't laid an egg in 2 weeks. Took her to vet, xray shows shes not egg bound, did blood work which is basicly negitive. Shes eating and drinking. What… read more
Our barred rock hen (5-years old) became very inactive and
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
38,489 satisfied customers
Our barred rock hen (5-years old) became very inactive and just stood in one place. Close examination revealed she had been scratches just below the rectum. At the bottom of the scratch was an open po… read more
We have a 4 year old barred-rock hen who started having a pale
Dr. G.
Dr. G., Veterinarian
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We have a 4 year old barred-rock hen who started having a pale greenish-whitish diarrhea about two weeks ago and it is evolving to be mostly lots of liquid and almost no solid poop. The area around he… read more
Hi We have a barred-rock hen who is at least 13 years old.
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224 satisfied customers
Hi We have a barred-rock hen who is at least 13 years old. They are indoors at night, have access to a caged off outdoor pen at all times during the day, and are let into a grass pen for part of the d… read more
My barred rock hen (2-1/2 year old) is not able to eat or
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19,559 satisfied customers
My barred rock hen (2-1/2 year old) is not able to eat or drink by herself. She was attacked around 3:50 in the afternoon in Fallbrook CA. I did not see the attack. (coyote?) She was taking a dirt bat… read more

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JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
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