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I have six two week old chicks. One of my Barred rocks isn't
I have six two week old chicks. One of my Barred rocks isn't growing much or feathering. She also is the only one i had an issue with pasty butt with. Now I believe she has a prolapsed vent. She strai… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Avian Medicine Residency
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I have a chick that is two weeks old and seems to have vent
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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My 1ish year old Mille flour. Fleur hen is making a weird
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My chick is closing one eye and is gasping for air. It
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
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We found a 1-2 day old baby dove in our yard. we could not
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Mom parakeet died. Three 3 week old babies. Tried to feed
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
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A baby chick aspirated water and can't eat because it is
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I have a 7/8 day chick She's just sleeping and isn't walking
I have a 7/8 day chick She's just sleeping and isn't walking around normally … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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Baby chick about 5wks old has been sneezing, gasping,
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.My 6 week cockatiel sometimes cough or sneezes a bit
Second opinion] .My 6 week cockatiel sometimes cough or sneezes a bit when being hand fed with syringe, is it a sign of aspiration and beginning of aspiration pneumonia ? He has started to wean himsel… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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I have sick chicks it started a last Monday they had coccidios
I have sick chicks it started a last Monday they had coccidios so I gave them sulment. for 5 days. on day two one chick had a runny noises and snezzing with silent gasping so I seperated it and was sp… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have a 2 week old cockatiel and the mother has been feeding
I have a 2 week old cockatiel and the mother has been feeding and keeping it warm at night. tonight she fed it about a couple hours ago and is sitting on top of cage instead of down with the baby. I t… read more
Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
I am new to owning baby chicks. They are not quite 2 weeks
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Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
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I raise & show nice quality Silkies. A couple of weeks ago
I raise & show nice quality Silkies. A couple of weeks ago I sold some of my chicks that were about 4 wks old. I did my usual visual check - eyes, ears, nostrils, vent, etc & everything seemed fine. A… read more
Dr_Kitty
Dr_Kitty
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Doctoral Degree
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Two and a half weeks ago, I got three new chicks (about 3-4
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My 5 day old chick has stopped chirping. She makes a tiny
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
chick: day old..its head and there is a tinge of blood in its poo
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I had9 sebright chicks hatch on 8/3 and 8/4 They were all
I had9 sebright chicks hatch on 8/3 and 8/4 They were all fine for a week, altho I did note that they didn.t seem to be growing the way chicks usually do. But, they were bright eyed running around, ea… read more
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