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I have a 27 year old wing macaw. She ate normally yesterday.
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Last night when I locked up my coop all of my girls were
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I have an 8 month old Silverlaced Winedotte hen...she lives
I have an 8 month old Silverlaced Winedotte hen...she lives in the house with me...the last 2 days she is not herself...loose white stools...just picks at her food...not eating enough...she will stand… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My chicken is lethargic, kind of dazed looking and behaving
My chicken is lethargic, kind of dazed looking and behaving strangely. She has not laid an egg in at least a couple of days and her crop seems sloshing with liquid and full. Her backside looks pasted … read more
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7-week old chicken girl has vent gleet and constipated.
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Have a hen with possible uterine or bowel prolapse- obvious
Have a hen with possible uterine or bowel prolapse- obvious pain. Is this fixable? She is bleeding as well thank you … read more
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I have a 15-wk old Ameraucana who past day has been
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Hen has large swollen mass hanging bum...can not feel an
Hen has large swollen mass hanging bum...can not feel an egg...have bathed her several times...this is day 3 should I press on the mass at all ? … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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I have 5 egg laying hens. I am relatively un-experienced.
Hello. I have 5 egg laying hens. I am relatively un-experienced. However, my birds eat the right feed (egg-laying feed) and I feed and water them very well and keep their coop clean with fresh hay onc… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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I have 14 chickens, four of which are two years old. All laying
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Hello Dr.Bob. I have today lost one of my one year old Rhode
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I found a baby dove (Wednesday, Sept 5), feathered and walking
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hen: has lost some feathers on her keel..No mites or bugs..crop
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
hens: two year old..diarrhea dripping..little more..thought maybe
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
One of my chickens (my favorite) had to be put down. She had
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I believe my hen is egg bound. Ive given her a couple of warm
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my pullet is about four months old, and this morning as i was
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I noticed that one of my chickens a Barred rock was very red
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