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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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She appears to weak to walk. Was fine yesterday. She is
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I have an isa brown chicken that's breathing is noisy and
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I have a sick turkey (no known poultry vets near me) that
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My chicken is laying on the side. 2 days ago it was staying
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I have a small flock of healthy free range chickens. One
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
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We have a wild duck who seems to have something stuck in
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Friends, My silkie Harriet is quiet and lethargic. Her belly
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We have a hen that has a growth on the side of its head. It
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Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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I found my chicken in the run laying in a corner, I picked
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We have three Black Sexlink hens, two years of age. One has
We have three Black Sexlink hens, two years of age. One has lost most of her feathers on her neck and bottom. She has been anti-social for the last two weeks. The other two do not seem to affected.… read more
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I have chickens one of them has been limping for a few days
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Dr. Bob
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We have had two chickens in the past month gol onthier side
We have had two chickens in the past month go on thier side with stiff legs and not walk. We have tried several antibiotics to no avail. One has died quickly, and the other is in segration. We are giv… read more
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Dr. Bob
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My backyard chicken has become quite overweight and today appears
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Dr. MD Stafford
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