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One of my roosters comb is turning black on the tips and
One of my roosters comb is turning black on the tips and comb is a blotchy light red and white. Our lowest temp has been high 30s liw 40s what do u think the problem could be … read more
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We have a roo who was fine until a couple of days ago and he
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Year & a half old Easter egger rooster. Today he got very
Year & a half old Easter egger rooster. Today he got very worked up & suddenly couldn't stand & became lathargic. Now his comb has turned black & he makes a gargling sound when he breathes. He is gett… read more
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One of my Roos has a comb that is veryhot to touch. The others
One of my Roos has a comb that is very hot to touch. The others are not. Also it lays over on the side. I can't see any wounds or black spots on it although it's dark almost grey on the end.… read more
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Several of my girls (i have 12) have very pale combs. one in
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I have two silkie chicks, one is about 6 weeks old, the other
I have two silkie chicks, one is about 6 weeks old, the other is about 10 weeks old. I received them shipped via USPS a little over 2 weeks ago, and the older one was lethargic sneezing, and shaking i… read more
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I have a Rhode Island Red chic (about 5-6 weeks old). About
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Blue Cochin chicken acting sluggish and is off feed, but drinking.
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I am asking about a problem with cochins, one rooster and then a younger hen succumbed to and now the brother of the hen is failing to a wasting type of disease while our other breed wyandotts seem to… read more
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I have a Cochin rooster whoes craw is very hard. I can manipulate
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I have lost 3 birds (one each week). They seem to be all puffed up in the chest area...feathers are real full. Stand around with little movement and then are dead the next day. I have lost 2 full grow… read more
Dr. Elaine
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a hen chicken who has been lethargic and not eating over the last few days. Her comb is bright red but is drooping. She sits down and shakes her head and closes her eyes but when I approach her… read more
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