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Our golden polish chicken had a mild case of bumblefoot. We
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veterinarian, practice owner
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I have 5 New Hampshire Reds and all have started laying but
Hi I have 5 New Hampshire Reds and all have started laying but two. Peggy I think is egg bound. no egg yet but is standing still with her tail down since sunrise. not moving or eating or drinking. I s… read more
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I suspect my chickens have sour crop. Their crops are full
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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She has been unable to stand or walk for a few weeks and
Hi! She has been unable to stand or walk for a few weeks and initially the vet said she thought she had an injury so she put her on antiinflamatories. But now she had very large very loose bowl moveme… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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My hen has had tail down for 2 wks (orig bent to side not
My hen has had tail down for 2 wks (orig bent to side not straight), then developed diarrhea. Otherwise healthy (good appetite, running around). Today she has emerged w a serious limp and a lump on th… read more
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We lost 4 of 10 chickens this week. First was the "mama"
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47,464 satisfied customers
I have a 9-10 month old leghorn hen who I noticed had a
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Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have two sick chickens. The first started last Monday w a
I have two sick chickens. The first started last Monday w a droopy tail and green diarrhea. I've been giving her probiotics, electrolyte, yogurt and scrambled eggs. She's slowly stop eating and I'm ma… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
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47,464 satisfied customers
Beautiful healthy hen suddenly acts blind. Eating and
Beautiful healthy hen suddenly acts blind. Eating and drinking well (with help getting to bowl). Have given poultry drench etc. no signs of illness. Beautiful healthy feathers. Was vaccinated as day o… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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47,464 satisfied customers
There seems to be something (virus/bacteria/fungus...) going
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We have a pet chicken (Plymouth Barred Rock) a little over
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Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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well hello do you specialize in silkie chickens? My Silkie stopped walking. She has a
well hello do you specialize in silkie chickens? My Silkie stopped walking. She has a lot of strength in her legs and can move them freely without any problems, but she can't stand up or hold her bala… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Veterinarian Avian Health Consultant
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
Hi I was hopeing you could help me I have a chicken (hen) that
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My 6 year old speckeldy was showing signs of lethargy for a
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ABout a month ago I noticed my hen had a droopy comb and diarrhoea.
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