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I have a flock of 14 chickens. My rooster, who is about 10
Hello, I have a flock of 14 chickens. My rooster, who is about 10 months old, has developed black spots on his comb. It is not frostbite. I've had my hens get a little frostbite in the past so o know … read more
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She has a swollen wattle. What should we do? I have pics of
She has a swollen wattle. What should we do? I have pics of her. Can I send to you? … read more
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Our rooster has a cut wattle and is bleeding how can we care
our rooster has a cut wattle and is bleeding how can we care for him? … read more
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My muscovy duck's carbunckles are very pale on her left side
my muscovy duck's carbunckles are very pale on her left side face and they look a bit scabby and orange. The yellow/orange scab seems to be moving into her beak. she has been broody for a week and whe… read more
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Chicken is squinting the left eye, wattles pale, lethargic,
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One of my Roos has a comb that is veryhot to touch. The others
One of my Roos has a comb that is very hot to touch. The others are not. Also it lays over on the side. I can't see any wounds or black spots on it although it's dark almost grey on the end.… read more
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I have a wheezing rooster. He seemed fine yesterday morning,
I have a wheezing rooster. He seemed fine yesterday morning, but last night. he was wheezing. I brought him into the house for the night to separate him from my hens and to keep him warm. I read your … read more
Dr. Bob
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3 year old chicken with diarrhea, pale comb, loss of appetite,
3 year old chicken with diarrhea, pale comb, loss of appetite, difficulty walking and hard internal lump felt above the vent when finger inserted - what's wrong and what should we do?… read more
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Do chickens need routine worming? Often wormers will say not
Do chickens need routine worming? Often wormers will say not for use in hens laying eggs for human consumption. I put diatomaceous earth in their feed but not sure that's enough. I have read that if t… read more
Dr. B.
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I have some chickens who have lost their combs and wattles
I have some chickens who have lost their combs and wattles ,and have droopy eyes and are really lethargic with poor appitite and are dying slowly. What is causing this? I have sepparated affected bird… read more
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Veterinarian
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OUR CHICKENS ARE INFESTED WITH SOMETHING THAT LOOKS LIKE A
OUR CHICKENS ARE INFESTED WITH SOMETHING THAT LOOKS LIKE A MINITURE FLEA. wHAT CAN WE TREAT THEM WITH.… read more
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Oh help, sick rooster, he is a few years old, banty rhodeisland
Oh help, sick rooster, he is a few years old, banty rhodeisland red mix. Comb is turning dark and poo looks bright green and white. Not eating or very active. He is in a large pen with another rhodeis… read more
Dr. Elaine
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How can i sex my chickens (full grown) if they are a breed
How can i sex my chickens (full grown) if they are a breed that has small combs and are missinf the drooping tail feathers?Is it true that the wider the space between the anus bones it is a hen?… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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bantams: tail..blind..me coming, she has eaten the odd bit..syringe
Dear Dr Bob, Again i need your advice! One of my bantams was on the floor of the coop this morning ie- not roosting, and she now has her head twisted over her back, almost looking at her tail, and she… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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My Roo has developed powdery white growth with a couple black
My Roo has developed powdery white growth with a couple black spots on his comb. witht the cold, I was afraid of frostbite, but am thinking with the damp of our quick haw, it may be fungak infection, … read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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rooster: feather loss in spots..dark red..comb..he acts normal
A neighbor dropped off a rooster that has no rear or back feathers and shows some feather loss in spots on his breast. His skin is a dark red everywhere. His comb and wattle look fine and he acts norm… read more
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My chickens have a growth on their heads that is very fast
My chickens have a growth on their heads that is very fast growing and has covered their eyes.… read more
Dr. G.
Dr. G.
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my hen is standing on one leg away from the others; not drinking
my hen is standing on one leg away from the others; not drinking to well but eating; comb has a puffy bit in the middle surrounded by darker coloured ares but tips are red; comb leans to left i have h… read more
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