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I have an egg bound chicken. She's been egg bound all day.
I have an egg bound chicken . She's been egg bound all day . I've soaked her multiple times today in epson salt water, I've also gave her liquid calcium and have even oiled up her vent , but nothing i… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Do you also treat chickens? She is limping badly. Had some
She is limping badly. Had some bruising initially about a week ago and appeared to be getting well but has gotten worse again. … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I have a Buff Orpington hen around 4 years old. I noticed
Hello, I have a Buff Orpington hen around 4 years old. I noticed today she isn't walking normal. Seens to have a limp. When I picked her up I can feel her breast bone and her thight feel swollen. She … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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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
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I think my duck has bumble foot. she was limping around. I
I think my duck has bumble foot. she was limping around. I took her inside and looked at her feet - both have big bolbus scabby sores at the base of the leg and foot joint. I have been giving her epso… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
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My chicken has a large red swollen area between her vent and
My chicken has a large red swollen area between her vent and her legs. She has trouble walking and kind of waddles (more than usual). I don't believe it's a prolapsed vent - nothing hanging our of ven… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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RIR hen - 2.5 years old (1 of 4) has been ill. Now, not
RIR hen - 2.5 years old (1 of 4) has been ill. Now, not eating/drinking (unless I syringe feed) and unable to stand/walk. Seems like she is bottom heavy. Will not stand on her legs. Seems off balance.… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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I have a chicken with bumblefoot. I am soaking its feet in
I have a chicken with bumblefoot. I am soaking its feet in warm water with Epsom salts and applying Neomycin. But I also have some Amoxicillin tablets left over from when my cat was sick. They are 100… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
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38,892 satisfied customers
I've got 2 sick 5yrs old chickens: Dolly: She started acting
I've got 2 sick 5yrs old chickens: Dolly: She started acting sick about 1 of 2 months ago. She didn't want to come out the coop and didn't have a lot of appetite. What she eats are only small pieces o… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
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How can I treat humble foot at home, I have backyard chickens
How can I treat humble foot at home, I have backyard chickens and one has the signs of humble foot.… read more
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I think my chicken is constipated. Not eating or drinking.
I think my chicken is constipated. Not eating or drinking. Has not pooped in a day and a half. Have tried warm Epson salt soaks, and have inserted olive oil in her vent. Liquid, foul smelling discharg… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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My girl just started laying and mostly large double yokers.
My young girl just started laying and mostly large double yokers. She is now acting sick. Dragging her tail, lethargic an very little poop. Have her inside in a kennel. Giving her Epson salt soaks and… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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2,854 satisfied customers
Do you work with poultry? I have a chicken with a prolapsed
Do you work with poultry? I have a chicken with a prolapsed oviduct. I've seen photos and my case is different. There is a white-ish skin attached to the prolapse and in some areas it is red. I've bee… read more
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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
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my chicken has severe frostbite. he was doing well and walking
my chicken has severe frostbite. he was doing well and walking about and now is squat walking. he was born on Christmas eve so about three months old. his feet blistered and now are turning black. i a… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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I lost 16 chickens over noc to raccoon. (horrible) A family
I lost 16 chickens over noc to raccoon. (horrible) A family down the street from me offered 12 of there older laying hens to fill my void to keep up with my egg orders. I went ahead & placed the new g… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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I dont know what to do for my poor pullet. First off, I noticed
I don't know what to do for my poor pullet. First off, I noticed Bumblefoot. This is the first time that I've had chickens and was nervous about doing the surgery myself, so I brought her to my vet. T… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
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We have 3 chickens about 7 months old. One stopped laying
We have 3 chickens about 7 months old. One stopped laying eggs about 5 days ago. She just sits in the nesting box and is very lethargic, feathers are fluffed. She does walk around if we take her out o… read more
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Bachelor's Degree
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hen: I noticed a round brown scap on the bottom of her right foot
I have a pet hen than I have had for about eight months. She was a pullet when I got her. After several months I noticed a round brown scap on the bottom of her right foot, she had it when I got her. … read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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Dr. Pat

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25+ years working primarily or exclusively with birds

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