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by Chicken Vet
Fri Feb 18, 2011 1:34 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Sprained leg?
Replies: 9
Views: 3077

Re: Sprained leg?

Hello, If the vet has advised that your Bantam has no fractures then it could take several weeks for a sprain to recover. We would advise that you continue to treat her with medicine to reduce the pain so that she is more comfortable. There is a possibility that you hen is suffering from Mareks as s...
by Chicken Vet
Fri Feb 18, 2011 1:32 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Pasturella in chickens
Replies: 7
Views: 1064

Re: Pasturella in chickens

Hello, There are several actions you can take to help reduce the chance of Pasturella developing. Rodent control is an important consideration when keeping chickens, we would advise that you place Bait Stations around the hen housing area and make sure that these are regularly topped up with poison....
by Chicken Vet
Wed Feb 09, 2011 4:29 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: black hard scabs on roosters comp
Replies: 4
Views: 571

Re: black hard scabs on roosters comp

Hello, Chicken Vet agrees that if you can find out any history about whether the bird has been fighting it would be useful. The black scabby areas could be a result of frost damage and using vaseline will help to soften any hardened areas. It may also be a good idea to check the bird for any signs o...
by Chicken Vet
Thu Oct 21, 2010 2:54 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: New Pekins showing increasing signs of being unwell
Replies: 6
Views: 638

Re: New Pekins showing increasing signs of being unwell

Hi Claire, This sounds to me like it is respiratory problem. These are usually caused by Infectious Bronchitis or Mycoplasma. Isolate the affected birds for 3 - 4 weeks and treat with the antibiotics as prescribed. If this problem continues for a long period of time, seek veterinary intervention. I ...
by Chicken Vet
Thu Oct 21, 2010 2:48 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Chicken with impacted oviduct
Replies: 6
Views: 3051

Re: Chicken with impacted oviduct

Hi Maureen, Infectious Bronchitis is usually the cause of a compacted oviduct. However, there are other diseases which could cause it. You are correct that it is possible for the material in the oviduct to be absorbed, but if the bird is allowed to continue laying then the absorption rate will be af...
by Chicken Vet
Wed Oct 20, 2010 10:40 am
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Chicken with impacted oviduct
Replies: 6
Views: 3051

Re: Chicken with impacted oviduct

Hi Maureen, In my opinion, what you are describing sounds like she is an internal layer which is usually caused by an Infectious Bronchitis infection as a chick. The condition permanently damages the oviduct stopping her from transporting eggs from the oviduct out. Unfortunately, if this is the case...
by Chicken Vet
Tue Sep 28, 2010 3:38 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: The Chicken Vet.
Replies: 10
Views: 2374

Re: The Chicken Vet.

I am not aware of what part of the country you live but it is worth mentioning that The Chicken Vet has a network of associated practices around the UK . These practices have chicken friendly vet(s) many of them will have attended our veterinary CPD training courses in husbandry and diseases of dome...
by Chicken Vet
Tue Sep 28, 2010 3:37 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Puffed up quiet chicken not laying
Replies: 66
Views: 7837

Re: Puffed up quiet chicken not laying

Hi Mrs Tweedy, In my opinion, there could be a number of issues present here and I would firstly recommend that she sees a vet. If the bird has recently come into lay, then it is quite normal to see some egg irregularities. However, these should not persist, and if she is older than that then it may...
by Chicken Vet
Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:42 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: The Chicken Vet.
Replies: 10
Views: 2374

Re: The Chicken Vet.

Hello pebojuno Thank you for you welcome to Chicken Vet. :) We hope you have enjoyed looking at our site and found some of the information useful. We are continually adding to our list of Associated Veterinary Practices on our website - this is a list of vets who have a special interest in Chicken h...
by Chicken Vet
Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:20 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Chickens dying
Replies: 5
Views: 739

Re: Chickens dying

Hello Jilly So sorry to hear about your dying birds. The advice you have been given so far is good and we would recommend regular worming and treating the birds and hen house for red mite. We recently had a client with a very fit and healthy POL bird that just dropped off the perch overnight. On pos...

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