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My hen isn't very active and drank an excessive amount of
My hen isn't very active and drank an excessive amount of water this morning. Not eating and standing with eyes closed. I thought it was her crop so I cleared it out and some grass did come out. She s… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
779 satisfied customers
One of my hens had to be put down when suddenly her eyes
one of my hens had to be put down when suddenly her eyes stayed closed then went puffy, she stopped eating and drinking now another hen has the same thing? I have taken her away from the remaining two… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
779 satisfied customers
One of my chickens (leghorn) is sneezing and coughing quite
One of my chickens (leghorn) is sneezing and coughing quite a bit. She also had discharge coming from her nose … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
779 satisfied customers
He is wheezing and having trouble breathing. He's wheezing
He is wheezing and having trouble breathing JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the bird? Customer: He's wheezing and having trouble breathing JA: Where does the bird seem to hurt? Custo… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
45,242 satisfied customers
New rooster about 5 mo old. Got him home and noticed he
New rooster about 5 mo old. Got him home and noticed he didn't crow. He tries to but no sound. Rattled breathing (congestion) eating like a normal bird. Drinking good. Sneezing. I immediately started … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
45,242 satisfied customers
I have 13 canaries I breed. One of the hens all of a sudden
Hi, I have 13 canaries I breed. One of the hens all of a sudden started laying her breast down on the perch and breathing heavily. I have her in her own cage with heat, and gave her a few drops of Vit… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
45,242 satisfied customers
I have a rooster that had puss pockets in s eyes. He was
Hello, I have a rooster that had puss pockets in his eyes. He was lethargic. He had yellow hard crust in both ears I cleaned out. Treated him with vetRX. Dropped in his throat through the hole in the … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Have seven yr. old hen with wheezy raspy breathing,also one
Have seven yr. old hen with wheezy raspy breathing,also one eye has white Membrane something on top of lid. This has been going on for awhile with her Eye being filmy. As she's hard to catch, I didn't… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
45,242 satisfied customers
I have 2 sick chickens. 1 hen, 1 rooster. Both have similar
I have 2 sick chickens. 1 hen, 1 rooster. Both have similar symptoms. Droopy tail, lethargic. If they do get up the stand and walk like penguins. The hen eats and drinks and has been this way for over… read more
Hawkedoc
Hawkedoc
Veterinarian
147 satisfied customers
I have a very clean hen house ,but am trying to figure out
I have a very clean hen house ,but am trying to figure out why my hens are dying one b one about every 3 months. They get lethargic for a few days then confine themselves to their nesting box til they… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
20,389 satisfied customers
I have over 100 chickens. I have two young hens with very swollen
I have over 100 chickens. I have two young hens with very swollen pussy eyes on one side. I'm afraid this will spread to my whole flock. I had a duck with the same thing but in both eyes. I gave the h… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Some of our hens have went of the lay and tend to hang about
Some of our hens have went of the lay and tend to hang about with their heads down and eyes closed, poo is normal with no signs of blood… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Rooster: past few days..sits on his perch and sleeps...cloudy
My Rooster is staying in the hen house the past few days. He just sits on his perch and sleeps. His eyes look squinty and somewhat cloudy? Can you tell me whats wrong with him?… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
We have had two chickens in the past month gol onthier side
We have had two chickens in the past month go on thier side with stiff legs and not walk. We have tried several antibiotics to no avail. One has died quickly, and the other is in segration. We are giv… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
My 6 month old rooster was thriving and very alert until 9
My 6 month old rooster was thriving and very alert until 9 days ago. I had introduced 3 pullets 5 days before that, the heat has been over 100 for days on end, and I put fresh straw in the pen. I also… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have an Orpington Hen whose neck has been bent to one side since friday (2 days) She is
I have an Orpington Hen whose neck has been bent to one side since friday (2 days) She is currently moulting, is still eating well. Sometime she seems to stretch it out and be almost back to normal. A… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
hens: is sneezing/coughing and her eyes look..wet and cold weather
My husband came in this morning saying that one of my young Maran hens is sneezing/coughing and her eyes look like she is holding them closed a bit. She is still eating and drinking and free ranging. … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have a chicken who is breathing through her beak and is wheezing.
I have a chicken who is breathing through her beak and is wheezing. She shows no other signs of illness. She has a bright eye and comb. She seems ok but she does spend a little more time in the ark th… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
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