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We were closing our chicken coop door and our hen flew up
We were closing our chicken coop door and our hen flew up and got her neck stuck between the wall and the door. She then ran to the back of the coop with her eyes closed head drooped over and very let… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,449 satisfied customers
Two days ago, she was laying at the back of the coop,
Two days ago, she was laying at the back of the coop, sprawled out, mouth open like she was panting, very lethargic and didn't move at all when I picked her up. I brought her inside and gave her elect… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,449 satisfied customers
I noticed today that my chicken is limping. I gave her an
I noticed today that my chicken is limping. I gave her an Epson salt bath and examined her foot. It is slightly swelled up and red but I did not see any black scab just what looked like a small yellow… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,449 satisfied customers
He has one eye closed, not swollen or sick looking, just
He has one eye closed, not swollen or sick looking, just closed. He also can't walk straight n seems so disoriented. Feet are getting crossed up as he walks. … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,449 satisfied customers
I have a 5 month old hen that hurt her leg and is will not
I have a 5 month old hen that hurt her leg and is will not walk on it. I find no obvious injuries or none that can be seen as to what happened. She is has been segregated into the house to heal becaus… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,449 satisfied customers
She is very thin and has watery poop and for a few weeks
hi. she is very thin and has watery poop and for a few weeks what looks like vent gleet. she is weak too. comb looks good. … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
50,597 satisfied customers
My birds combs have some occasional spots. Dark hard ones to
My birds combs have some occasional spots. Dark hard ones to white tiny ones. If a smoker flicked their cigarette ash and it landed on your birds comb. It may be nothing and it may be the start of a s… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
50,597 satisfied customers
I have a hen that seems to have gone blind suddenly. She
I have a hen that seems to have gone blind suddenly. She does have a small case of fowl pox. At first I had to force feed her because she was so week. Now she will eat on her own, but can't seem to fi… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Veterinarian Avian Health Consultant
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
My goose is sick, isn't eating, eyes are droopy. He still
My goose is sick, isn't eating, eyes are droopy. He still walks around alittle bit but mostly stays in his shed. He is drinking some water. He is a Chinese Crested Goose and his neck is also bent not … read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Veterinarian Avian Health Consultant
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
Dr Pat, I have a young rooster, about 8 months old. Condition
Hi Dr Pat, I have a young rooster, about 8 months old. Condition looks fine, however he has always been quiet, lethargic, does not eat much, hunkers down, waits to be lifted into chicken coop each nig… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Veterinarian Avian Health Consultant
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
My daughter, 10 yrs old, said she made a cozy spot for our
Our Green Cheeked Conures (1.5 yrs old) main tail feather came off. My daughter said it came off on its on . She had made a cozy spot for the bird on one of her book shelves. I checked the cozy spot, … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
My cockatiel is not going to the bathroom regularly
My cockatiel is not going to the bathroom regularly. She is eating and drinking normally, though… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
In the last 6 months, I have been having my Khaki Campbell
In the last 6 months, I have been having my Khaki Campbell ducks lay soft shell eggs and 2 have died. Another one has started now too. They are between 1.5 and 2.5 years old. I contacted the hatchery … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
We had the yard sprayed for mosquitos today, and our chicken
We had the yard sprayed for mosquito's today, and our chicken is now having what sounds like a serious asthma attack. What can I do? We have nebulizers and meds here for my daughter, who suffers from … read more
Dr. Jaime
Dr. Jaime
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
231 satisfied customers
8x10 area, now devoid of grass but covered with baled straw..bedding
We have five layers housed in a very nice 8x10 shed with three windows and a skylight. During the day, they are out in a 8x10 area, now devoid of grass but covered with baled straw. The large coop has… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Hello my budgie .has been preening herself all the time for
Hello my budgie .has been preening herself all the time for two weeks now and constantly itching her neck and under her wing.She seems depressed and does not sing anymore but is eating normally. She h… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have a 1 1/2 yr. old Road Island Red chicken. She has developed
I have a 1 1/2 yr. old Road Island Red chicken. She has developed black spots on her comb, wattles and ear lobes over the past 2 weeks. What could be causing this & how can she be treated.… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Veterinarian Avian Health Consultant
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
We have a small flock of 7 hens and one rooster. Born in late
We have a small flock of 7 hens and one rooster. Born in late March 2009, most began laying early to mid August. Our 2 Buff Orpingtons are causing concern. One insists on brooding and we have isolated… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Veterinarian Avian Health Consultant
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
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