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We think our chicken has had rat poision. She has been ill
she has been ill for some days now, we have only just thought the poison might be what has caused the issue. hasnt vomited, started with her not wanting to be out with the other girls and just sitting, when got up for food one leg was a little not right while walking, now she cant walk at all and tips over. still eats and drinks when placed next to her … read more
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My pet duck has been hardly eating and has poop. I'm worried
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She is a emden goose, got attacked by something last Thursday, I am a RN so I cleansed the wounds and she is healing well, problem is she won't eat, she drink well. … read more
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7-week old chicken girl has vent gleet and constipated.
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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Salkin) Can you tell the age of this baby cockatiel by
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I have just been given a baby cockatiel who has been
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I have a Parakeet that is showing some kind of sickness. 1. He
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my 18 month old chicken has a swollen front just under her
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I have three VERY tame 2yrs old hens (probably Rhode Island
I have three VERY tame 2yrs old hens (probably Rhode Island red-part there of). Two days again I notice one hen didnt want to eat with the rest & when I picked her up to talk to her, (because she just… read more
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Hello- We have 2 rhode island red hens, approx 18 months old. My husband noticed the quieter one was acting sick on friday evening. We took her out of the enclosure and put her alone on saturday. She … read more
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hen: yrs old..feathers puffed..little but not as active as usual
Ill hen ( Rhode Island hybrid) approx 3 yrs old. Standing huddled, feathers puffed up looking miserable & flicking head regularly with eyes closing. Still eating a little but not as active as usual.… read more
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