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My chicken is lethargic, kind of dazed looking and behaving
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I have a 3 yr old Bard Rock hen who has been a bit thin in
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I have had house chickens only one single silkie each time.
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Our 1.5 year old chicken Roxy has grown increasing lethargic
Our 1.5 year old chicken Roxy has grown increasing lethargic over the last few days. For the first day or two she was still eating but then stopped eating meal worms, her favorite treat. She is still … read more
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Hi, I have a chicken that I believe has sour crop. She has
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I am new to raise chickens. One of my hens is acting
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I have 13 chickens running totally free and in a large house
I have 13 chickens running totally free and in a large house at night. All are well and not showing symptoms of just the one who is gaping as in gape-worm. The strange thing is that she produces what … read more
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My cockatiel is egg bound, although x rays were not taken.
My cockatiel is egg bound, although x rays were not taken. She saw a vet every day over last 3 days and given antibiotics , calcium and hormonal injections. She is lethargic and has a large crop due t… read more
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Hi, need some advice. I have a black rock chicken which may
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We have a much-loved chicken. She is only four years old.
We have a much-loved chicken. She is only four years old. She has an impacted crop. We have given her olive oil and massaged her crop. She seems a little better than yesterday. Is there anything else … read more
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Good Morning, I have two Sicilian Buttercups and both are
Good Morning, I have two Sicilian Buttercups and both are special needs hens. One has a crop disorder and has sour crop frequently. I manage this by controlling her diet and giving her finely chopped … read more
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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my ~9 mo old hen (buff) has been laying since Jan 5. She started
my ~9 mo old hen (buff) has been laying since Jan 5. She started laying 2 eggs/day about 2 weeks ago. Wel for 2 days she has been lethargic and hasn't layed an egg. I thought she was egg bound nut I d… read more
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Could anyone help us with a sick hen please. We have three
Could anyone help us with a sick hen please. We have three sussex hens about 18 months old. They have all started to moult but one is looking far more off colour than the others. She is lethargic and … read more
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Dr. Pat

Dr. Pat

Bird Veterinarian

3,596 satisfied customers

25+ years working primarily or exclusively with birds

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Dr. Bob

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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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Dr. Bruce

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Fiona Steel

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224 satisfied customers

BVMS MRCVS

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