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We have two pullets (roughly 4 months old), one of which has
Hi there! We have two pullets (roughly 4 months old), one of which has been exhibiting signs of having gape worms over the past week or so (e.g. stretching her neck and yawning, shaking her head, diar… read more
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One of our ex battery hens starting gaping and the other hens were pecking her. I separated her and took her to the vet who recommended Panacur wormer - probably tapeworm. She had the full treatment w… read more
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I have a Bielefelder pullet-about 22/23 weeks old. She makes
I have a Bielefelder pullet-about 22/23 weeks old. She makes these honking/pig grunt noises a lot, but also lets out these loud, high pitched squeaks that are like hiccups or sneezes. I wormed her las… read more
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I think my peacocks have gapworms. They are opening their
I think my peacocks have gapworms. They are opening their mouths and gasping. I wormed about 6 weeks ago with safeguard. What should I do? … read more
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! I have a cochin hen who is continuously clucking and
hello! I have a cochin hen who is continuously clucking and opening her mouth. I think she must have a virus or parasite of some kind. She is eating and drinking normally--and acting fine other than t… read more
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We have recently started to get in to breeding Heritage Breed
We have recently started to get in to breeding Heritage Breed poultry and we want to do our very best to be selling healthy birds. I have a quality Australorp rooster that we want to breed our Austral… read more
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I have a young pullet with gapeworm (yes, I am sure). What
I have a young pullet with gapeworm (yes, I am sure). What is the proper medicine, and for how long do you treat? Thanks very much; the amount of mis-information out there is amazing. Terri in Norther… read more
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Dr. Bob
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2,854 satisfied customers
Hi, my 2012 hatched peachicks are dying. When the birds outgrew
Hi, my 2012 hatched peachicks are dying. When the birds outgrew the small pen we moved them to a floored pen with pine shavings on the floor to absorb waste - which is the same material that we have u… read more
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
hen: that is gasping..whose comb and head area..bright red to dark red
I have a Barred Rock hen that is gasping for air and whose comb and head area has changed from bright red to dark red.… read more
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my rooster shakes his head, streches his neck, gapes his beak,
my rooster shakes his head, streches his neck, gapes his beak, and has a little wheez after his crow i think it is gapeworm. what can I give him to kill this here is th USA? have used ivmec, pyrantel,… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
hen: month old..gaping with her mouth all day..beak..breathing..lungs
i have a 6 month old light Sussex hen today she has been gaping with her mouth all day , i have felt her throat about 1 centimeter from her beak i can feel a lump the size of a small pea. i can also h… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Hi, Please could you help I have three Aylesbury ducks born
Hi, Please could you help? I have three Aylesbury ducks born 10 weeks ago. They stopped quacking about 2 weeks ago and eventually it was suggested by a vet (without seeing them) they may have gapeworm… read more
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Hi Vet on line, Recently I got a hen and two 5-month old
Hi Vet on line, Recently I got a hen and two 5-month old pullets. One pullet seems to have white thread-like like things on her eye. Occasionally I see white things on her beak and then later they wil… read more
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Fiona Steel
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224 satisfied customers
I took my chicken to my vet because they treat chickens (I
I took my chicken to my vet because they treat chickens (I was told anyways), MY girl has been wheezy and short of breathe at times. No discharge for eyes,nose, mouth. No evidence of worms in feces. A… read more
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Hi - i have a pekin hen that appears to be very croaky and
Hi - i have a pekin hen that appears to be very 'croaky' and having trouble breathing. Every so often she appears to gasp for breath. She is not laying and her comb has gone pale but she is fat (for a… read more
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hens: sleepy..few days and droppings are grossly runny..showing signs
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a 1 year old hen, who was very lethargic yesterday
I have a 1 year old hen, who was very lethargic yesterday and by evening, she was having trouble breathing....actually gasping for air. I separated her from my small backyard flock of 7 and put her in… read more
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hens: my 14..wheezing..eating and drinking water..acting strangely
Help! One of my 14-month old Barred Rock hens developed a weird wheezing sound sometime today while free ranging. She is eating and drinking water but is acting strangely. What's up? She is now hangin… read more
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