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I have chicks that are 6 weeks. One died overnight. There
I have chicks that are 6 weeks. One died overnight. There was one bloody stool 2 nights ago but I could tell which had it (4 total chicks). All chicks were eating fine and not lethargic. … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,092 satisfied customers
My chicks are dying one by one. I got 8 of them 4 days ago
i got 8 of them 4 days ago and now i only have 2 left. Whatever it is it comes on very quick.There is a very noticably loud crackling sound coming from their abdomen. It almost sounds like their insides are boiling. Its a very awful sound. They then get lethargic lifeless and death comes very quickly i want to save my last 2 can you please help me and tell me what this could be?!?! parasite?? … read more
BeverlyC1016
BeverlyC1016
Veterinarian Owner
Doctoral Degree
1,100 satisfied customers
She appears to weak to walk. Was fine yesterday. She is
She appears to weak to walk. Was fine yesterday. She is about 9 weeks old … read more
BeverlyC1016
BeverlyC1016
Veterinarian Owner
Doctoral Degree
1,100 satisfied customers
I have my first Barnevelder pullet (8-9 weeks old) and she
I have my first Barnevelder pullet (8-9 weeks old) and she sleeps almost constantly, wakes up to eat and drink just fine, but seems to not be growing like she should. I got a Maran at the same time, s… read more
Dr. Patsy Fields
Dr. Patsy Fields
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I think i gave my 8 week old chicks too much amprolium they
i think i gave my 8 week old chicks too much amprolium they had coccidiosis so i gave them medicine and i think i gave too much. they are very tired and fall asleep standing up … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,092 satisfied customers
She is laying down, not moving much and now her head is
She is laying down, not moving much and now her head is flopping … read more
Dr. Patsy Fields
Dr. Patsy Fields
Veterinarian
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1,152 satisfied customers
She is chirping very loudly. A baby chicken. Very recently,
She is chirping very loudly JA: What type of animal are we talking about? Customer: A baby chicken JA: I'll do all I can to help. Can you tell me a little more about the chicken's situation? How long … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,092 satisfied customers
I have 1 week old hatchery chicks that have been doing
Hi there! I have 1 week old hatchery chicks that have been doing great. Last night I added 2 new chicks from a feed store and immediately noticed one was off. Lethargic, not eating/drinking and just s… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,092 satisfied customers
Chicks born 4/12 One born with splayed led is responding to
Chicks born 4/12 One born with splayed led is responding to brace but the second one cant's walk. It lays down and sometimes ends on it's back. Seems to pull it's legs up to it's chest and lays there.… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,092 satisfied customers
I am new to owning baby chicks. They are not quite 2 weeks
I am new to owning baby chicks. They are not quite 2 weeks old yet. We just had one chick die last night of unknown causes - she was fine one day and the next suddenly would not eat anything or drink … read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
Am I wrong trying to keep a little peep alive who has a bad
Am I wrong trying to keep a little peep alive who has a bad left leg. She eats good and drinks, but does not grow. She is 6 weeks old.… read more
Dr_Kitty
Dr_Kitty
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
122 satisfied customers
4 day old chick -- before church eating, drinking and running
4 day old chick -- before church eating, drinking and running around after church laying on side opening and closing beak, arches his back and head limp. got him to drink a little water and have him i… read more
Dr. Gardner
Dr. Gardner
Owner, Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
66 satisfied customers
bought dozen young chicks roughly six weeks old. all died
bought dozen young chicks roughly six weeks old. all died except two. month later bought 10 more put antibiotic 5ml Pan Terramycin into drinking water 4 have died in 4 weeks. symptoms chicken loose us… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
My daughter bought 2 baby ducks last weekend the little boy
my daughter bought 2 baby ducks last weekend the little boy is fine you can practically see him growing but the little girl hasn't grown much at all and this morning I found her very weak and not eati… read more
Dr_Kitty
Dr_Kitty
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Two and a half weeks ago, I got three new chicks (about 3-4
Two and a half weeks ago, I got three new chicks (about 3-4 weeks old) and put them with my two 2 week-old sizzle chicks. The very next day, one of the chicks died. It had looked very sleepy, eating a… read more
Fiona Steel
Fiona Steel
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Bachelor's Degree
224 satisfied customers
chick: week old..is crop in 3 days..And it sleeps all the time.
I have a 5 week old Cockatiel chick that has not emptied is crop in 3 days. And it sleeps all the time. Any suggestions?… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have (had) a 4 week old peep that just died, she bled out
I have (had) a 4 week old peep that just died, she bled out from her rectum, she started off with a tiny bit of pink seepage, she grew very listless very quickly and the bleeding got more and within 1… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
We got 8 young chicks three and half weeks ago. Today, I noticed
We got 8 young chicks three and half weeks ago. Today, I noticed that several of the chicks have a significant swelling or growth on the right side of their throat. It seems to have come on quickly an… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
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Dr. Bob

Dr. Bob

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35 years in general practice, including avian.

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