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I think milletvis stuck in his throat. He keeps shaking his
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Dr. Daniel G
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Doctoral Degree
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I just brought a new 5 month old Rhode Island Red hen home
I just brought a new 5 month old Rhode Island Red hen home on Friday May 13. I have a 3 month old Barred Rock and have kept them separated but in adjacent coops. Last night, Sunday, May 15 I let both … read more
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Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
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I have a 18 month old yellow naped amazon and her beak is
Hello, I have a 18 month old yellow naped amazon and her beak is cracked up by the nose holes. I believe she was bitten by another bird. Obviously, I will keep them separate. There doesn't appear to b… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
I have one hen who is 5 months old and has shown a rapped sign
I have one hen who is 5 months old and has shown a rapped sign of being lethargic,hold its head up , can't keep eyes open, wont drink and now hv second chicken starting to show signs ? Thanks Glenn… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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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
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have a 10 week old barred rock hen, that all of a sudden
I have a 10 week old barred rock hen, that all of a sudden could not stand and walk normally. No other symptoms, except from 1 day old, she sneezes quite often--no runny nose or eyes. she can not walk… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
I thought my hens had got gape worm, I have just wormed them
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Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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hen: month old..feathers..Sometimes shakes head..head and open beak
I have an 8 month old hen who's activity level has decreased, mostly stands with head retracted into body, no eye or nasal discharge, color and feathers look good. Sometimes shakes head and has a loud… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
3yr old isa brown who over the last two days become
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Bachelor's Degree
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Hi, I have a question regarding my backyard chickens. I have
Hi, I have a question regarding my backyard chickens. I have 3 older Isa Browns which have never been sick & I recently brought 4 16 week old light sussex. After picking them up I noticed a terrible s… read more
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Fiona Steel
Veterinarian
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hen: month old..gaping with her mouth all day..beak..breathing..lungs
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Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
One of my 3 hens seems unwell and lethargic today. Her tail
One of my 3 hens seems unwell and lethargic today. Her tail is down and she keeps shaking her head (parasites?). Her comb is normal and red and there seems to be no discharge from her eyes or beak. I … read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have a pair of 5 year old peachface love birds and since
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Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
We have a small flock (7) of chickens and one rooster. About
We have a small flock (7) of chickens and one rooster. About 3 weeks ago one of the hens started to act strangely ~ sitting lethargically with her eyes shut, breathing shallowly, opening her beak and … read more
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Fiona Steel
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Bachelor's Degree
224 satisfied customers
Yes we are haveing trouble with our young poulletts... The
Yes we are haveing trouble with our young poulletts... The symtoms are: sneezing runny discharges from nasal area swollen eyes and around eyes and a sneeze like cough huddled in corners and not eating… read more
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Dr. Elaine
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Doctoral Degree
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My hen broke off the top/outer layer of her upper beak, and
My hen broke off the top/outer layer of her upper beak, and the newly exposed layer of her upper beak looks perfectly normal except the very tip (about 2mm) is broken off and easily bleeds. (Like the … read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Hi, Have an Isa Brown hen aged about 21/2 years. She stands
Hi, Have an Isa Brown hen aged about 21/2 years. She stands in one place the whole day and doesn't struggle when picked up. She has a pale comb which is still erect, is puffed up and shivering/trembli… read more
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Andrea Roberts
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Bachelor's Degree
1,292 satisfied customers
hens: laying../scorpion bite What can I do for her lyn shes..egg
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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Dr. Pat

Dr. Pat

Bird Veterinarian

3,596 satisfied customers

25+ years working primarily or exclusively with birds

Dr. Bob

Dr. Bob

Veterinarian

2,854 satisfied customers

35 years in general practice, including avian.

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Dr. MD Stafford

Veterinarian

233 satisfied customers

20 years in private practice, contract veterinarian Dickerson Park Zoo and attending veterinarian Missouri State University

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Veterinarian

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BVMS MRCVS

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15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian

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