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Please move if not in the right place.

 

found a Vet that sees poultry. They charge $10 for making an appointment and $50 for an exam of the bird. THEN depending on what they suspect is wrong work you up a price to test, x-ray mri and treat!

 

Does this sound normal? I have never taken a chicken to the vet before, heck my dogs and cats have never been either. Yes they get vaccinated by me.

 

Anyway, just seems steep for a chicken. heck I could get 8 more to replace that 1 bird for that price.

 

Thanks

Screen Name should have been cornfedhogeditor! Don't know what happened but it did so I'm stuck with it!!  2 RR hens, 1 RR Roo May 2014, 2 Crossed EE hens 1 Roo Oct 2014, 1 Game Hen 2 Ducks May 2015, and 6 EE Oct 2015
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Screen Name should have been cornfedhogeditor! Don't know what happened but it did so I'm stuck with it!!  2 RR hens, 1 RR Roo May 2014, 2 Crossed EE hens 1 Roo Oct 2014, 1 Game Hen 2 Ducks May 2015, and 6 EE Oct 2015
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Originally Posted by cornfedhogedito View Post

Please move if not in the right place.

found a Vet that sees poultry. They charge $10 for making an appointment and $50 for an exam of the bird. THEN depending on what they suspect is wrong work you up a price to test, x-ray mri and treat!

Does this sound normal? I have never taken a chicken to the vet before, heck my dogs and cats have never been either. Yes they get vaccinated by me.

Anyway, just seems steep for a chicken. heck I could get 8 more to replace that 1 bird for that price.

Thanks

That sounds about right, though the $10 to make an appointment is kind of strange, but I think you will find that most office visits are $50-$70. Blood tests and x-rays are very expensive, but fecal floats and gram stains are more reasonable.

-Kathy
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Yep, I would agree that's about what I'd expect. When I've brought a hen in for an exam and walked out with Baytril, it was around $100.

Fun little flock of 8: I RIR, 1 Barred Rock, 2 Golden Comets, 4 Golden Laced Wyandottes

Watch the best-ever chicken commercial here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLwML2PagbY

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Fun little flock of 8: I RIR, 1 Barred Rock, 2 Golden Comets, 4 Golden Laced Wyandottes

Watch the best-ever chicken commercial here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLwML2PagbY

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Dang thats crazy! Just sounded high to me, but I'm cheap when it comes to having to pay for things I might be able to do myself!
Screen Name should have been cornfedhogeditor! Don't know what happened but it did so I'm stuck with it!!  2 RR hens, 1 RR Roo May 2014, 2 Crossed EE hens 1 Roo Oct 2014, 1 Game Hen 2 Ducks May 2015, and 6 EE Oct 2015
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Screen Name should have been cornfedhogeditor! Don't know what happened but it did so I'm stuck with it!!  2 RR hens, 1 RR Roo May 2014, 2 Crossed EE hens 1 Roo Oct 2014, 1 Game Hen 2 Ducks May 2015, and 6 EE Oct 2015
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post #5 of 5
Shop around... The fist vet I saw was $65 for an office visit and exam for 1 bird. Next one I saw was $45 for 1-2 birds or $68 for 3-4 birds.

What state do you live in?

-Kathy
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