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About 2 days ago she hopped up to the driveway on one leg.
About 2 days ago she hopped up to the driveway on one leg. (Our chickens free range.) Her hurt leg is held up and is completely limp. She shows no sign of pain at all, even if you touch the foot. She'… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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My chicken seems to be limping but there is nothing wrong
My chicken seems to be limping but there is nothing wrong with her foot … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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DVM
45,685 satisfied customers
My 6 week old Polish crested chicken has labored breathing
My 6 week old Polish crested chicken has labored breathing with a squeaky sound. Last night the chicken was fine, this morning it is acting sick. I have it isolated from my flock. It has no name. It i… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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DVM
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I have a young hen with diarrhea. No she is on later
no she is on later crumble. It's been going on for a while I think it's worms it's smelly … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Avian Medicine Residency
3,505 satisfied customers
We have a 3ish month old Mille Fleur d'uccle pullet. The
We have a 3ish month old Mille Fleur d'uccle pullet. The past two days she's been acting weird. Today she mostly just lays, but will peck the ground around her. She almost waddlws waddles when she tri… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Avian Medicine Residency
3,505 satisfied customers
I have a 3year old barred rock hen. About two weeks ago
I have a 3year old barred rock hen. About two weeks ago became lethargic, isolated her and started corid and amoxicillin 1 ml bid. Checked for bugs and powdered her even though I didn't see any. Was w… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Avian Medicine Residency
3,505 satisfied customers
My chicken is really not doing well. It looks like her head
Hi my chicken is really not doing well. It looks like her head is tucked into her body and her toes are curling and it's hard for her to walk. When I feel her neck it is not straight and is shaped lik… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Avian Medicine Residency
3,505 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
Avian Medicine Residency
3,505 satisfied customers
My adult chicken has been limping since Tuesday. There may
My adult chicken has been limping since Tuesday. There may be a small scab on her foot- I started soaking her feet in warm water with epsom salt then using and wrapping it. I checked for egg bound Tue… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Veterinarian
Avian Medicine Residency
3,505 satisfied customers
I have a 6 month old pullet that we are taking to a show in
I have a 6 month old pullet that we are taking to a show in 2 weeks. When we were picking out which ones to bring I noticed she was limping. I have had before where they had an abscess on bottom of fo… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
45,685 satisfied customers
We lost 4 of 10 chickens this week. First was the "mama"
We lost 4 of 10 chickens this week. First was the "mama" surrogate about 2 years old. The rest are young pullets who've been laying a month or so. It began with lethargy, then partial paralysis beginn… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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DVM
45,685 satisfied customers
Hi,Our 19 week old Easter Egger chicken has been having some
Hi, Our 19 week old Easter Egger chicken has been having some issues. I'm worried about Marek's but from what I've read about it the symptoms don't completely match up.... The symptoms: 10 days ago we… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have a flock of three chickens all pullets I got this past
I have a flock of three chickens all pullets I got this past spring. Originally I had 5 pullets but two died with the first month I had them, apparently of enteritis. I was told I should have fed them… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have a 1 year pullet that is 8 days into not being able
I have a 1 year old pullet that is 8 days into not being able to stand. She is eating and will drink when I use an eyedropper. Sh keeps flapping her wings and pressing her head down like she wants to … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Good morning. When I went to open my chicken coop this morning,
Good morning. When I went to open my chicken coop this morning, one of the hens was on the floor having a hard time keeping from falling to her side. Her head is to the side and looking up, she can't … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
My son received 24 baby chicks for 4H in mid October of 2010.
My son received 24 baby chicks for 4H in mid October of 2010. I brought them to our farm and put them in one of our very cleaned out horse stalls until we can finish our chicken house with fence. We f… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
my chicks 3weeks old are dying.they are free range with their
Desperate from the freestate.My chicks 3weeks old are dying.they are free range with their mother.i give them starter mass food for day old chicks please help they seems to get a problem in there legs… read more
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Fiona Steel
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Bachelor's Degree
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chicks: were healthy till june..slight limp..started limping late june
Hello, we purchased 15 chicks in March. All were healthy till June, one had a slight limp and was dead the next day, no sign of trauma. Another started limping late June or early July. We thought she … read more
Dr. MD Stafford
Dr. MD Stafford
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DVM
233 satisfied customers
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