Can anyone suggest tips on finding a good veterinarian for chickens?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by akd23237, Dec 20, 2008.

  1. akd23237

    akd23237 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm in Miami, Florida, I might have to take my rooster.
     
  2. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    Have you looked in the phone book and called around to see if anyone looks at chickens !!

    I would also call your state vet and ask if they know anyone, I'm sure they could help you also !!


    Whats wrong with your rooster ??
     
  3. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
    Good Luck..........I paid 101.50 to hear she had never held a chicken before.

    Finally, after two weeks of rehab....I had to kill my pullet.

    Mary
     
  4. akd23237

    akd23237 Out Of The Brooder

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  5. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    If you have a zoo near you (and the zoo has jungle fowl and pheasants and such) ask them who the vet is... several members at our silkie club have the local zoo vet.
     
  6. akd23237

    akd23237 Out Of The Brooder

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    dihunicorn- great idea, thanks!
     
  7. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Most vets know very little about chickens. The Veterinary Medicine program at Cornell For example includes one poultry course & it's focused on commercial operations.
    In my opiniion it's foolish to take a chicken to the vet due to the cost alone. The vet bill is more than the chicken is worth. I see reports here of people spending hundreds of dollars on a dead chicken. I think it's crazy but I know others here disagree.
     
  8. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
    Quote:I agree....and I did exactly that. Two weeks later dh was doin' the deed. No hope.......nerves severed and money wasted. Two weeks spent Chicken Sitting for a poor girl in traction that thought she was a lap chicken......but just couldn't find the chicken wheelchair....to expensive, too many tears........it's not what I would do again.

    Don't regret it though......it's a lesson like anything else.
     

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