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Well he is sitting in his feed bowl. I notice that when
Well he is sitting in his feed bowl. I notice that when inside the house he is a little puffed up but when I take him outside in his cage he doesn't puff up. Occasionally he will sit on branch but 95 … read more
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My cockatiel is twitching with sometimes rapid breathing and
My cockatiel is twitching with sometimes rapid breathing and screaming then it subsides and the twitch remains. Started about an hour ago. Very concerned … read more
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Story short one of our turkeys got stuck in its roost for a
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A wild peacock has a left swollen eye lid and the left side
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I had to do bumblefoot Sx on both feet of one of my chickens
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I have 8 chicken hens of various types. This morning I
I have 8 chicken hens of various types. This morning I noticed first time blood on their roost under where they spent the night. It is a lot. they all appear as usual but they don't eat much. they don… read more
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My guinnea hen is not wanting to move. When I fed this morning, I noticed she did not go t
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I have about a 5-6 week old chicken. She has been outside the
I have about a 5-6 week old chicken. She has been outside the last several days with her flock and comes in at night. Tonight when I got her she was just standing there and obviously very cold. She is… read more
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have an rhode island red hen who has stopped laying for at
I have an rhode island red hen who has stopped laying for at least a month. She now seems to stand away from the others and acts lethargic. Also puffs her feathers as if shes cold. She seems to be bre… read more
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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My one-year-old Barred Rock chicken is losing feathers like
My one-year-old Barred Rock chicken is losing feathers like crazy. I can now see her bare bottom for about 2" on each side of her anal opening, and she literally leaves a trail of feathers. She seems … read more
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Hello- I am new to raising chickens. I was given 5 chicks
Hello- I am new to raising chickens. I was given 5 chicks that I estimate were about a month old , 6 months ago, so they are now approximately 7 months old. I believe they are Bantams and all but one … read more
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a 7 month old layer, a blavk astrolorpe. She has a swelling
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Doctoral Degree
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We have an embdem goose we got her this spring as a baby. She
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Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
I have a small group of chickens, 5 hens and 1 rooster. Ive
I have a small group of chickens, 5 hens and 1 rooster. I've just started to noticed one hen a couple of days ago twitching her head and closing her eyes she is a tried looking but when allowed to roa… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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I have chicken that has always been so friendly but last night
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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my cockatiel has been biting his back. it was bleeding so i
my cockatiel has been biting his back. it was bleeding so i placed him in a towel and washed off the blood under a gentle stream of water. I noticed a lot of white elongated nodules under his feathers… read more
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We have a 6 year old male canary with one leg. Yesterday evening,
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duck: Mallard, he is normally very active and chatty, but lately he is
I have a duck (male) about 2 years old. He looks like a Mallard, he is normally very active and chatty, but lately he is not. He almost seems kind of scared. He used to chase everything and was afraid… read more
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