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I have a rooster, he was 3 in March. For about a month now
I have a rooster, he was 3 in March. For about a month now he has been loosing weight, lethargic, and not crowing. Still eating and drinking. Normal looking poops. I have cleaned the coop thoroughly, … read more
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We have a rooster who has stopped crowing and is making a rattling or purring sound when he breathes. … read more
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Hi! So turns out we have a rooster instead of a hen. They're four months old. I've heard of neutering a rooster to prevent fertilized eggs, is this a procedure that's' still performed? … read more
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I have a young Ameraucana rooster (about 4.5 months old) who
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We checked our roosters crop this morning and it was empty.
we checked our roosters crop this morning and it was empty. For the rest of the day he has been eating fine, even running when we throw veggies and looks like he is acting normal except his crow. I ha… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I need my roosters to have noncrowing surgery. The neighbors
the neighbors are complaining about them crowing and I don't want them to be taken away … read more
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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
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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New rooster about 5 mo old. Got him home and noticed he
New rooster about 5 mo old. Got him home and noticed he didn't crow. He tries to but no sound. Rattled breathing (congestion) eating like a normal bird. Drinking good. Sneezing. I immediately started … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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DVM
47,230 satisfied customers
My rooster is 10 months old and quite suddenly a few days
My rooster is 10 months old and quite suddenly a few days ago he appeared to be trying to crow with no success. As I studied him I realised he was having trouble breathing and his comb was very dark i… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Hello, My 1 year old Bantam rooster just stopped crowing a
Hello, My 1 year old Bantam rooster just stopped crowing a few days ago and I noticed his comb is dropping a little to one side, the other 2 hens seem fine and he is eating alright.… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have a dominique rooster who I believe has bumble foot. He
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Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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My rooster started acting ataxic Saturday evening after a normal
My rooster started acting ataxic Saturday evening after a normal day. He is wrying his neck and acting unfocused. He is getting worse since he couldn't get out of the chicken coop this morning, probab… read more
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Several of my two year old laying hens have appeared to have
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Dr. Bob
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Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I had a chicken die in the coop about 2 1/2 weeks ago. Upon
I had a chicken die in the coop about 2 1/2 weeks ago. Upon inspection it had a full crop blackish green discoloration in the abdomen. When cut open there was a bad odor and black stuff in abdominand … read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
My 6 month old rooster was thriving and very alert until 9
My 6 month old rooster was thriving and very alert until 9 days ago. I had introduced 3 pullets 5 days before that, the heat has been over 100 for days on end, and I put fresh straw in the pen. I also… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Our Welsummer rooster just died. We noticed this morning that
Our Welsummer rooster just died. We noticed this morning that he did not appear to be interested in eating and his comb was a little pale. This evening we noticed that he seemed to be sneezing and whe… read more
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Dr. Elaine
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Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
What do I do for a young, healthy rooster whose comb has started
What do I do for a young, healthy rooster whose comb has started to droop over the last 2 days? Up until then he was fine.… read more
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Dr. Hinson
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Doctoral Degree
1,196 satisfied customers
Hi, We have a sick Rooster. His symtoms are as follows. Siting
Hi, We have a sick Rooster. His symtoms are as follows. Siting around with fluffed up feathers, head hanging, looking depressed, limp combe,not eating, drinking lots and watery dropings. His symtoms s… read more
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