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My Buff Orpington is walking funny, she looks like she
My Buff Orpington is walking funny, she looks like she unbalanced. She is eating and drinking. She was fine yesterday but this morning was wobbling around. I have examined her feet and her legs and th… read more
DrPatsyFields
DrPatsyFields
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Dvm
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We recently started our flock with 5 week-old 'chicks'.
We recently started our flock with 5 week-old 'chicks'. Today, we discovered that one of them (a buff Orpington) has a rather bloody vent and is being pecked by the others. Given her age and the fact … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
45,556 satisfied customers
I have 6 buff orpingtons and Today I went outside and she
I have 6 buff orpingtons and Today I went outside and she was laying in the sun, I figured she was just sun bathing but when I returned later in the day before sunset she was still laying there just p… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,599 satisfied customers
Pullet started walking funny, couldn't stay on roost. 2 days
Pullet started walking funny, couldn't stay on roost. 2 days later, much worse. Legs akimbo, can't stand. Wants to eat and drink. Gave her electrolytes with dropper and isolated her. Back story, broug… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,599 satisfied customers
Dr. Bob,This is my Leghorn that had the prolapsed vent
Hi Dr. Bob,This is my Leghorn that had the prolapsed vent and coccidiosis when I first contacted you. Is this Vent Gleet??? I have some Nystatin oral solution. If I actually get you, I'll update you o… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have a very small (14) flock of pullets - just started
I have a very small (14) flock of pullets - just started laying about three weeks ago. One suddenly had trouble walking, feet curled under her. Appetite good, attitude good. But she died after three d… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
45,556 satisfied customers
I have a complicated & potentially serious problem that has
I have a complicated & potentially serious problem that has just today blindsided me. I have 11 Buff Orpingtons. 3 from last year's flock are molting & for the past 2 days have been kept separate from… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
45,556 satisfied customers
One of my Plymouth Rock hens has a bare neck. It looks sore
One of my Plymouth Rock hens has a bare neck. It looks sore - red around the spots where the feathers should be. She scratches it. We also noticed when we picked her up that her belly is bare. Dry and… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Dear Dr. Bob, I also have a question about feathering. One
Dear Dr. Bob, I also have a question about feathering. One of my chickens did not seem to get her healthy feathers back after moulting. She is the only one of my 4 that have this problem. The feathers… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have seven 11-week old pullets (Welsummers, Buff Orpingtons,
I have seven 11-week old pullets (Welsummers, Buff Orpingtons, and Ameraucanas). They are vigorous and seem well, eating and drinking fine. I noticed tonight that one Welsummer and one Ameraucana seem… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I bought 4 lavender orpington pullets about 6 wks. ago from
I bought 4 lavender orpington pullets about 6 wks. ago from a couple who are licensed to raise and sell poultry. They have all had runny brown poop and I found one dead about 2 wks. ago. This morning … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have a 4 month old buff orpington who is wheezing and straining
I have a 4 month old buff orpington who is wheezing and straining for breath. She is the only one in the flock who is sick. I don't know if I should treat her, or put her down. I am trying to keep my … read more
oopiedoc
oopiedoc
senior veteriary associate
DVM
28 satisfied customers
Hello Dr., I have a pullet about 8 months old, not yet laying.
Hello Dr., I have a pullet about 8 months old, not yet laying. About 8 days ago she demonstrated lethargy (not flocking with the others but drowsing on the ground) and seemed to lack appetite. She als… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
chickens: backyard..One is molting, is loosing weight
I have 6 backyard chickens all about 9mo. old. One is molting, is loosing weight, and has bottom portion of her waddel has some whiteish and peeling stuff. Should I be worried?… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
I have a chicken that has been sick for over two weeks. My
I have a chicken that has been sick for over two weeks. My Buff hen is not eating. We feed her with a syringe in the morning and again at night. Giving her vitamins, antibiotics and baby food. She can… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
We have a Buff Orphington who has a black, infected, smelly
We have a Buff Orphington who has a black, infected, smelly spot on her skin. She seems to be hiding in the corner of the coop, and is not active. What could this be?… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
Several of my layer hens have had featherless butts since early
Several of my layer hens have had featherless butts since early spring. Now I see a couple that have picked their feathers off of the crop area and at least one that is losing feathers off of her head… read more
Deb Jankura
Deb Jankura
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
320 satisfied customers
We have a small flock of 7 hens and one rooster. Born in late
We have a small flock of 7 hens and one rooster. Born in late March 2009, most began laying early to mid August. Our 2 Buff Orpingtons are causing concern. One insists on brooding and we have isolated… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Veterinarian Avian Health Consultant
Doctoral Degree
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