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I knew chicken owner and have one bird who appears ill. I'm
Hey! I knew chicken owner and have one bird who appears ill. I'm a new … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
977 satisfied customers
I recently purchased two show chickens and I've noticed that
I recently purchased two show chickens and I've noticed that one of them has been sneezing a whole lot. At first, I thought that it was just a reaction to the cold weather, but I've started to notice … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
39,621 satisfied customers
I have a flock of chickens and recently it seems they are
I have a flock of chickens and recently it seems they are having a hard time breathing and have bad diarrhea. They walk around with their mouths open all the time. A couple seem to be sneezing and one… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
977 satisfied customers
I have a chicken that has had a horrible respiratory issue
I have a chicken that has had a horrible respiratory issue for a while now and nothing I do for her has improved her condition She has no problem eating or drinking but is very raspy, hoarse and gurgl… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
20,491 satisfied customers
I have a flock of 22 backyard chickens, about 20 weeks old,
Hello, I have a flock of 22 backyard chickens, about 20 weeks old, in New Jersey. Last week one of the chickens started "gaping", stretching her neck up and opening her beak, closing her eyes, and eve… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
39,621 satisfied customers
Took her to the vet (who is now gone until Tuesday) three
Took her to the vet (who is now gone until Tuesday) three days ago for standing around breathing with open-beak. Vet could find nothing wrong physically, did a throat culture which was negative, so be… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
39,621 satisfied customers
I have an 8 month old orpington hen that jus this morning is
I have an 8 month old orpington hen that jus this morning is making a whistling noise and hiccupping every 3rd or 4th breath. She is mostly coop raised with a side garden of 30 to 40 feet with 13 othe… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
39,621 satisfied customers
My chicken throws up when I pick her up. dark no scent. she
my chicken throws up when I pick her up . dark brown no scent . she also has her beak open like maybe breathing out her mouth . any help?… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
39,621 satisfied customers
I have a chicken(a bluebell) that has been squawking loudly
I have a chicken(a bluebell) that has been squawking loudly and shaking her head for about 2 weeks, when I caught her today to listen to her breathing she is wheezing, it sounds very horse and moist. … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Hello Doctor, 14 chickens (5 lb) and 1 rooster (7 lb) flock,
Hello Doctor, 14 chickens (5 lb) and 1 rooster (7 lb) flock, 15 months old. I give them Wazine every 3 months. I've treated them 3 times in a row with Corid. They had gap worms from the beginning but … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have seven 11-week old pullets (Welsummers, Buff Orpingtons,
I have seven 11-week old pullets (Welsummers, Buff Orpingtons, and Ameraucanas). They are vigorous and seem well, eating and drinking fine. I noticed tonight that one Welsummer and one Ameraucana seem… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
hens: be puffing and has got very weak, it spends..spends most
my grandaughters have 3 hens and one seems to be out of sorts, It seems to be puffing and has got very weak, it spends most of the time sitting down on the ground, hoping you can she some light on the… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Ive had one hen, an Ameraucana, die over the past five days,
I've had one hen, an Ameraucana, die over the past five days, preceded by a sort of wheezing sound when breathing. She went fast, within a matter of hours. Now, another hen, a cochin, is exhibiting th… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have 9 bantams who live semi- free range in my garden.
I have 9 bantams who live semi- free range in my garden. Some of them are sneezing and extending their necks, but seem ok otherwise. one is not well, with a bubbly throat, beak open, not really eating… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
dog: rescue..also has its eyes closed alot of the time
we have three rescue chickens one is making a sound like a small dog also has its eyes closed alot of the time. she has been eating today. she lifts her head up and opens her beck… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Hi there, I have a six month old silkie chicken, who just
Hi there, I have a six month old silkie chicken, who just seems to lose weight, never started laying. Two weeks ago she had a crop impaction and my husband and I (who are doctors and have some surgica… read more
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Dr. MD Stafford
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DVM
233 satisfied customers
hello i have a chicken that is stretching its neck skywards
hello i have a chicken that is stretching its neck skywards to take every breath. Perky in every other way. treated 4 weeks ago with antibiotics for respitory probelms and wormed with panacur 10 days … read more
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Andrea Roberts
veterinary surgeon
Bachelor's Degree
1,292 satisfied customers
our gamecock hen was found this afternoon, and appears to be
our gamecock hen was found this afternoon, and appears to be in respiratory distress, we purchased her on Saturday May 3, she has not shown any signs of being sick until today. She is stretching out h… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
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Dr. Bob

Dr. Bob

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35 years in general practice, including avian.

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Dr. MD Stafford

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233 satisfied customers

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BVMS MRCVS

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