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My 5 week old chick had a swollen eye. Possibly an abscess.
My 5 week old chick had a swollen eye. Possibly an abscess. It was protruding out of her head. It burst. Can I use Vetericyn eye wash and gel on it. Or is there something else I need to do … read more
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I have a problem with my chicks getting pox. 3 weeks old. Is
I have a problem with my chicks getting pox. 3 weeks old. Is there anything I can do to stop this problem? I keep clean water and cages for them. I use acv on water, prebiotic and vitamins also. Some … read more
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15 week old brahma cockeral was fine yesterday, today
15 week old brahma cockeral was fine yesterday, today walking funny and laying down … read more
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Our chicken had trouble walking 2 days ago, I splinted one
Our chicken had trouble walking 2 days ago, I splinted one leg but didn't improve, now she has trouble sitting up and splays out with both legs behind her … read more
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I have 2 chickens they are havimg congestion bad this
I have 2 chickens they are havimg congestion bad this morning sorry it keeps sending before I am finished … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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We have a 3ish month old Mille Fleur d'uccle pullet. The
We have a 3ish month old Mille Fleur d'uccle pullet. The past two days she's been acting weird. Today she mostly just lays, but will peck the ground around her. She almost waddlws waddles when she tri… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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I have young pullets that I just raised from baby chicks.
I have young pullets that I just raised from baby chicks. All were fine. Healthy. They are almost 5 months old now and all of a sudden, starting with one of my other momma hens, she was fine, eating r… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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I have pullets and a few hens that have pink colored eyes
I have pullets and a few hens that have pink colored eyes (where it should be white), some are sneezing. Not all, but they are all together. I have found 2 dead, but I don't know from what. (I have ab… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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44,980 satisfied customers
I purchased two 22 week old pullets from McMurry Hatchery.
I purchased two 22 week old pullets from McMurry Hatchery. They arrived by mail 10 days ago. Both birds had watery diarrhea for at least 5 days. Their poop is better now but not what I would consider … read more
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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
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Second time this year I added a lavender ameraucana and
For the second time this year I added a lavender ameraucana and black copper marans to my flock from a farm out of state--these are the ones I have a question about. In the spring I purchased five chi… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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44,980 satisfied customers
1. One of our pullets has injured her leg. I looks as though
1. One of our pullets has injured her leg. I looks as though her 'knee' is trying to bend forward rather that back, she has a hard time putting weight on it without it bending forward. What can we do … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Hello, I have 3 five week old light Brahmas. Two weeks ago
Hello, I have 3 five week old light Brahmas. Two weeks ago they all became ill. They went from running around, active little chicks to wobbly, then unable to walk at all. I immediately bought Corid an… read more
Dr_Kitty
Dr_Kitty
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Doctoral Degree
122 satisfied customers
I have a problem with my flock (11 girls ranging in age from
I have a problem with my flock (11 girls ranging in age from 4 yrs to 5 months) The oldest has a shrunken comb, evidence of what looks like scaly leg mite & won't sit on a perch. All birds have a decr… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
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Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
My three "chickens" which I obtained as pullets have turned
My three "chickens" which I obtained as pullets have turned out to be 2 chickens and a cockerel - they are now about 6 months old (bantams.) This is not a noise issue as there are no other cockerels a… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Hello- I am new to raising chickens. I was given 5 chicks
Hello- I am new to raising chickens. I was given 5 chicks that I estimate were about a month old , 6 months ago, so they are now approximately 7 months old. I believe they are Bantams and all but one … read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Veterinarian Avian Health Consultant
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
I have an out break of coryzo- birds lose weight, become listless,
I have an out break of coryzo- birds lose weight, become listless, develop a watery eye that develops into a white then yellow thick mass that can pressed out via the eye and or nostril. Death in most… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
chicks: weeks old..clean water, crushed mealies and growers pellets
I had three young ostrich chicks that I am hand rearing. They are three weeks old and were doing well under an infra red lamp with clean water, crushed mealies and growers pellets. I lost a bird yeste… read more
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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emu: late its been losing weight..staggering..good appetite
We have a 1 year old emu that has been on the failure to thrive side all of her/his life but as of late its been losing weight and losing its balance and falling or staggering. It has a good appetite … read more
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Dr. Lisa
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