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One hen has croup maybe bronchitis? Eating and drinking
One hen has croup maybe bronchitis? Eating and drinking okay. Clear discharge so far. This is day three. But rattles when breathes and coughs with croup sounds. Really congested. … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,449 satisfied customers
She is a 3 day old chick with a scissor beak and one eye.
She is a 3 day old chick with a scissor beak and one eye. She doesn't seem interested in food or water. She is very active jumping on everything in broader and even tried to jump out. I did hang a bot… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,449 satisfied customers
I have a chicken with very swollen eyes. Low energy. A
I have a chicken with very swollen eyes. Low energy. A little noise when breathing. No odours nothing else unusual … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,449 satisfied customers
I have a hen (bared Rock) that was having some balance
I have a hen (bared Rock) that was having some balance issues and is now unable to stand in her own. She eats and drinks(with some assistance) her comb is normal looking. She is about 10 months old. … read more
Bonnie Gaia
Bonnie Gaia
DVM
123 satisfied customers
Pullet started walking funny, couldn't stay on roost. 2 days
Pullet started walking funny, couldn't stay on roost. 2 days later, much worse. Legs akimbo, can't stand. Wants to eat and drink. Gave her electrolytes with dropper and isolated her. Back story, broug… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,449 satisfied customers
I have young pullets that I just raised from baby chicks.
I have young pullets that I just raised from baby chicks. All were fine. Healthy. They are almost 5 months old now and all of a sudden, starting with one of my other momma hens, she was fine, eating r… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,449 satisfied customers
I have a flock of 25 hens. 18 of them are 5 weeks old and 6
HI there! I have a flock of 25 hens. 18 of them are 5 weeks old and 6 of them are 4 weeks old. I have two 5 week old chicks that have totally lost one eye. The skin has closed up over where the eye us… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
50,586 satisfied customers
I have a very small (14) flock of pullets - just started
I have a very small (14) flock of pullets - just started laying about three weeks ago. One suddenly had trouble walking, feet curled under her. Appetite good, attitude good. But she died after three d… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
50,586 satisfied customers
My bantam hen has sneezing,head shaking and rattles when
My bantam hen has sneezing,head shaking and rattles when breathing. She looks well otherwise her feathers are shiny, she is eating well, has a daily dust bath. I bring her inside at night to keep her … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
We have a flock of hens. 10 full grown and 10 pullets at 4
We have a flock of hens. 10 full grown and 10 pullets at 4 1/2 months. I am really concerned that within the last 2-3 weeks I now have 3 pullets with cracked beaks. One was an injury that we have hope… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
hens are getting a whitish lump around the eye that keeps swelling,
hens are getting a whitish lump around the eye that keeps swelling, until I put them out of their misery or they die, have tried treating all 200 birds with tetracycline soluble powder, but am losing … read more
Dr_Kitty
Dr_Kitty
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
122 satisfied customers
My 3 month old Black Copper Maran rooster has clear to yellowish
My 3 month old Black Copper Maran rooster has clear to yellowish discharge from his beak/nose and a little bit of bubbly eye discharge in one eye. No sneezing, loss of appetite/water, everything else … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Hi have chickens and turkeys. A friend gave some barn chickens
Hi have chickens and turkeys. A friend gave some barn chickens and it seems my birds caught a sinus infection. I have lost 2 8 week old turkey chicks. They started sneezing then got swollen sinuses an… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
my chickens are rattly when they breath some had a nasal discharge,diarhea,some
my chickens are rattly when they breath some had a nasal discharge,diarhea,some have died,,i have treated with antibiotics 2 times,when i get new chickens they get it too.they seem to have a fever,get… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have thirteen turkeys that have feathered out and were moved
I have thirteen turkeys that have feathered out and were moved outside last week. They still have a brooder light at night, but have been spending the day outside in their secure outside pen. Four day… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
hens: fed..odd eggs since starting to lay..color than normal
I have a backyard flock of 11 hens and 1 rooster (fed commercial layer pellets and oyster shell, 15 hrs of light, normal husbandry). One of the hens (I don't know which one) has consistently laid odd … read more
Dr. MD Stafford
Dr. MD Stafford
Veterinarian
DVM
233 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
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
The same problem as the gamble quail with blood on beaks of
The same problem as the gamble quail with blood on beaks of day old blue scaled quail. Also lost all chicks from earlier hatch of gambel quail. Everything was disinfected with bleach. Any diagnosis fr… read more
Dr. MD Stafford
Dr. MD Stafford
Veterinarian
DVM
233 satisfied customers
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