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N see an tell it looks like fowl pox we have removed the one
N see an tell it looks like fowl pox we have removed the one with it an no signs in any others … read more
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I have a D. I have a Deluce Rooster that's ~1 yr old. After
I have a Deluce Rooster that's ~1 yr old. After seeming very healthy, he suddenly fell over and couldn't get up. He'd supposedly been vaccinated for Mericks disease but is acting as though he has it. He's been quarantined from his hens, however, I need to know what to do for him. Ive made pedeolites (sorry about the spelling) and am planning to give him polyisol w/o iron this afternoon. Ive made him mash but so far he hasn't eaten any. He allows me to hold him, but is very difficult to force feed. He has great control over his head - moving it out of line from the spoon and kicks relatively well. Since he's small ~1 lb, I use a towel and have been unhurt to date, thankfully. Is there anything else I could do to help\cure him? … read more
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I have a 4 month old chicken and she has a soft "sqishy"
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Is it ok to have all my hens in one run and my 2 roosters in
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I have a gorgeous rooster l would like to keep.My hens hate
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Dear Dr. Salkin, I have an 8 month old cuckoo Marans hen
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47,417 satisfied customers
we have 6 hens different breeds also had 1 rooster 2 weeks
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Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Hello, My 1 year old Bantam rooster just stopped crowing a
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have a flock of 6 hens and 1 rooster. 1)Three of the hen
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I have a 1-year-old rooster that has grown some long (3"+)
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Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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I had a chicken die in the coop about 2 1/2 weeks ago. Upon
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Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
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hen: less than 12 mths old, has become listless, unsteady..crop
My Australorp hen, less than 12 mths old, has become listless, unsteady on feet and has an empty crop. She seems to have lost quite a bit of weight. This became evident yesterday. She has a chicken, 7… read more
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I have 11 hens and 1 rooster and they are all kept together.
I have 11 hens and 1 rooster and they are all kept together. 10 hens and the rooster have lost their feathers on their backs & butts. What could be causing this? Could the 1 hen that has not lost any … read more
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Dr. Bob
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ive got an organic egg raiser as a client. he has 2500 chickens
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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Hi, I have 12 hens, mostly Golden Comets and RIRs, between
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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I have 25 chickens and 3 roosters and I just noticed that the
I have 25 chickens and 3 roosters and I just noticed that the hens are loosing their feathers around their neck and their back end and the area around is very reddened. What could be the problem?… read more
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my chickens molted last year and are still missing feathers
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