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She has bumble foot. Cayuga duck. I noticed she was limping
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One of our Pekin ducks seems to have a broken toenail (that
One of our Pekin ducks seems to have a broken toenail (that looks like a hangnail.) it does not appear to be bleeding too badly but it looks swollen and she's limping. is it possible someone could tel… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I have a hen that wont put weight on one foot, she keeps it
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Chickens. We have a pullet (apprx 7 months- Lavender Buff
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We are concerned that one of our hens might have broken her
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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We have a chick that about 8 weeks old that had curled toes
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I have two ducks I rescued but when we got them, one of the
Hello! I have two ducks I rescued but when we got them, one of the ducks had a noticeable limp and struggle to walk. We thought maybe they weren't being fed properly so we put them on duck feed. We go… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I have a peking 8 weeks old with bowed legs and swollen
i have a peking 8 weeks old with bowed legs and swollen hocks. I have been supplementing food with brewers yeast for about 3 weeks and it's getting worse. He can't stand and he is to the point that it… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My duck seems to be limping and I checked her out and I see
My duck seems to be limping and I checked her out and I see a bone showing from her one toe. It looks like she's missing something. It looks ok no blood or anything just bone Nd a limp. Should I do an… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My chicken has a broken toe on her left foot, and I was
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I have a baby duck with a possible injured/ broken leg. Just
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My daughter has several domesticated ducks and one of them
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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He has one eye closed, not swollen or sick looking, just
He has one eye closed, not swollen or sick looking, just closed. He also can't walk straight n seems so disoriented. Feet are getting crossed up as he walks. … read more
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I have a duck that has been limping for a couple days now.
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hen: whose middle toe is in an almost 90 degree angle
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i hatched a silkie chick which had slightly splayed legs, i
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I have a young turkey, my first. Her toe curled up on one
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