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My duck is very sick. swallen foot and can not walk. One
My duck is very sick. swallen foot and can not walk. One just died this week from not walking. Need help please … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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The vet said she is underweight, fluid in her abdomen, low
The vet said she is underweight, fluid in her abdomen, low body temperature, and her tail is pointed down. She is lethargic and in pain. … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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I have a 7 week old easter egger chick that seems to be sick
Hello! I have a 7 week old easter egger chick that seems to be sick and has been for the past week. I started to notice something wasn't right when she was distancing from her flock, she's thinner tha… read more
Dr. Patsy Fields
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My chicken has a swollen wattle on her left side.. her
My chicken has a swollen wattle on her left side.. her appetite is great and she is pooping and laying just fine.. what could cause the swollen wattle? And what can i do to help her. … read more
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Dr. Patsy Fields
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I have a rooster with a swollen wattle and a hen with a
I have a rooster with a swollen wattle and a hen with a swollen eye … read more
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Can I use human albendazole for chickens. Flower. She is
She is very lethargic and you can hear her that her stomach is upset.… read more
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Dr. Patsy Fields
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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
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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Our barred rock chick seems to be having a left leg issue.
Hi there, our barred rock chick seems to be having a left leg issue. She is limping and only stands on her right leg and occasionally loses balance because she is only on one leg. Could you help us wi… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,940 satisfied customers
She has what looks like Bumblefoot, but it's not. Could be
She has what looks like Bumblefoot, but it's not. Could be gout? But her skin is shedding off. Poor girl's joints are swollen too. Post-frostbite? (Also, she's a black chicken, her feet are naturally … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,940 satisfied customers
Am I able to share pictures with you to see some diarrhea
am I able to share pictures with you to see some diarrhea one of my chickens is having? … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,940 satisfied customers
Can't gold it's neck up, has gunk around its eyes, isn't
Can't gold it's neck up, has gunk around its eyes, isn't eating or drinking much or at all, and just stands in one spot almost all day. … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,940 satisfied customers
Fluffed up and not moving or eating really. She is older --
Fluffed up and not moving or eating really. She is older -- 5 or 6 years -- and we do not believe she has been laying eggs for at least 4 or 5 months (we have 9 chickens so it isnt that easy to tell).… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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54,287 satisfied customers
1 yr old hen. Lays regular. Active. No feed changes, but free
1 yr old hen. Lays regular. Active. No feed changes, but free ranges. Wednesday night She didn't go to roost, carried her in, had a full crop. Thursday morning, crop still full, didn't come out of hou… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Can I give my easter egger human Cipro. .. i have 500 mg
Can I give my easter egger human Cipro for diarrhea. .. i have 500 mg tabs...she looked sluggish 2 days ago and was the last out of the coop. When I got home from work she look better and yesterday sh… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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We have a flock of hens. 10 full grown and 10 pullets at 4
We have a flock of hens. 10 full grown and 10 pullets at 4 1/2 months. I am really concerned that within the last 2-3 weeks I now have 3 pullets with cracked beaks. One was an injury that we have hope… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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We have a 12 week old chicken that will no longer stand on
We have a 12 week old chicken that will no longer stand on its legs. It lays with both legs completely behind her. The problem started with just one leg that seemed displaced and she would be able to … read more
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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hen: 8 months old) who last week was lethargic..fecal matter..egg
I have a hen (8 months old) who last week was lethargic, not getting off roost. I took her out, saw fecal matter on her bottom, left to get cell to call a friend who has chicks, and when I came back o… read more
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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
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Dr. Elaine
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