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I have a 5 day old chick who is limping on/favoring the left
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Doctoral Degree
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About 2 days ago she hopped up to the driveway on one leg.
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What do you do for a chicken with a broken foot or toe.
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Her foot is curled up. She will not apply pressure to it.
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My pet chicken lost her toe nail and is limping on it and
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My hen is limping. Her name is Jackie and she's about 2
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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I have a 21 year old African parrot who developed a limp for
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She suddenly started limping on one leg and mostly sitting
She suddenly started limping on one leg and mostly sitting down, when she does stand it isn't for very long and her tail is down. She was panting last night but this morning isnt … read more
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I have a chicken that has become progressively lame on her right leg.
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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I am a new Chicken owner and thought my hen hurt her hip as
I am a new Chicken owner and thought my hen hurt her hip as she started limping 3-4 days ago and yesterday she started holding her foot up so i looked at it and did research on the bump with a black s… read more
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I am new to having chickens. We got out first flock May 5th,
I am new to having chickens. We got out first flock May 5th, they are just over 13 weeks now. Over a week ago I noticed one of my birds has white poop caked on the feathers around her "vent area". Did… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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My hen is sick and possibly a second hen is getting sick!SYMPTOMS:-lim
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chicken: yesterday I noticed..limping and on her left foot..small hard
My Araucana chicken is just about a year old and yesterday I noticed she was limping and on her left foot between the toes she has a round balloon like growth and on bottom of right foot a small hard … read more
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Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
Hi, our one year old hen has hurt her right foot and wont
Hi, our one year old hen has hurt her right foot and won't put any weight on it. I noticed her limping badly last night and there seems to be some swelling on her 'ankle' joint. This morning she won't… read more
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i have a peachface lovebird ,ive had him for about 6 months,i
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