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Just this morning i noticed a lot of poop down one of oyr
Just this morning i noticed a lot of poop down one of oyr chickens feathers, she wont eat, shes very tired and has been drinking water all day, this afternoon we tried to pick her up to wash her tail … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
311 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, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
311 satisfied customers
She was found very lethargic with little ants on her. She
She was found very lethargic with little ants on her. She was fine an hour before … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
311 satisfied customers
One of my chickens has dirreia real bad. she was matted and
one of my chickens has dirreia real bad. she was matted and I cleaned most of it off. I don't think it is egg bound. I haven't had eggs in weeks. She won't eat or drink and can barely walk. I have her… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
20,177 satisfied customers
My 6 month old buff orp was fine at 7am. Checked in on them
My 6 month old buff orp was fine at 7am. Checked in on them at 11 and she is squatting, walking upright, moving very little. She is also holding her wings out funny. She did lay her egg and is eating … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
36,050 satisfied customers
My chicken her first egg this morning. She is a campine. She
My chicken laid her first egg this morning. She is a campine. She was fine this morning but when I went out again just now she was squatting really low and not moving around. The other chickens were t… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
36,050 satisfied customers
I have a 3 yr old Bard Rock hen who has been a bit thin in
I have a 3 yr old Bard Rock hen who has been a bit thin in her keel for a while, came home from out of town and found her lethargic, abdomen seems swollen and doughy. loose stool on her back side, ski… read more
Andrea Scheer
Andrea Scheer
Mixed Animal Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
122 satisfied customers
My chickens have red, swollen behinds and loosing feathers,
My chickens have red, swollen behinds and loosing feathers, feces on remaining feathers, sticks to feathers in matted manner. Weight loss, appetite good, no diarrhea. Worried about it spreading, and w… read more
Dr. Christie
Dr. Christie
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,531 satisfied customers
This morning my hen laid an egg as usual, this afternoon she
This morning my hen laid an egg as usual, this afternoon she wont or cant stand up.She is in the furtherest corner in a setting position using her wings as support, she has a large crop. She is 12mont… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
My chicken (one of 8 ex battery hens collected 4th August 12)
My chicken (one of 8 ex battery hens collected 4th August 12) has become unwell today. All other chickens very well. Symptoms: Very watery discharge from vent. Approx. 10mls at a time. Blue tinge to c… read more
Dr_Kitty
Dr_Kitty
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
122 satisfied customers
Hi, I purchased 12 pol chickens a week ago and all seemed
Hi, I purchased 12 pol chickens a week ago and all seemed fine until yesterday, when I noticed one of them standing apart from the rest, she had her eyes closed, her beak was slightly open and she loo… read more
Fiona Steel
Fiona Steel
Veterinarian
Bachelor's Degree
224 satisfied customers
can a chicken have a stroke??? since this morning she has had
can a chicken have a stroke??? since this morning she has had no food or water, I thought she might be egg bound, so I gave her 2 warm bathes, rubbed her, checked her vent, gave her a massage, she fla… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
One of our chickens over the last few days has been a little
One of our chickens over the last few days has been a little unsteady on her feet and it seemed as though she was using her wings on occasion to balance by drooping them down to the ground. Apart from… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
My chicken has been acting sick. She was in the bottom of their
My chicken has been acting sick. She was in the bottom of their cage and not moving crouching down to the ground. We moved her to an isolated cage and fed her water with apple cider vinegar/shredded a… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
chickens: roost late morning, not moving much and tail down
One of our chickens is still sitting on the roost late morning, not moving much and tail down. It is very hot here but the coop is ventilated. Does this indicate a disease, if so, what? Other 7 chicke… read more
Andrea Roberts
Andrea Roberts
veterinary surgeon
Bachelor's Degree
1,292 satisfied customers
I have a hen that cant stand up, when I stand her up she takes
I have a hen that can't stand up, when I stand her up she takes a few steps and falls on her side, and one foot is curled up. any thoughts what it could be?… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
I think one of my young hens has gone blind, she is going through
I think one of my young hens has gone blind, she is going through her first moult and has been getting paler and more withdrawn over the weeks, eventually just huddled up waiting to die, couldn't stan… read more
Andrea Roberts
Andrea Roberts
veterinary surgeon
Bachelor's Degree
1,292 satisfied customers
My 42-year old female Amazon got a leg cramp . As I was about
My 42-year old female Amazon got a "leg cramp". As I was about to take off the cage cover in the morning, I heard wings flapping. She appeared to have slipped off the perch, was upside down with one f… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
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Dr. Pat

Dr. Pat

Bird Veterinarian

3,596 satisfied customers

25+ years working primarily or exclusively with birds

Dr. Bob

Dr. Bob

Veterinarian

2,854 satisfied customers

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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Veterinarian

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15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian

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Fiona Steel

Veterinarian

224 satisfied customers

BVMS MRCVS

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