Chicken vet

Sep 30, 2021
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So I am taking a chicken to the vet for the first time in my life. I am overwhelmed and a sick chicken is not something I have the energy to mess with on my own right now. Do I need to bring a poop sample or will the chicken make one for me on the drive? šŸ˜†
Kidding. But seriously...anything I need to know? I'm sure they will ask about poop and symptoms and why I don't just get a damn goldfish...
 

Callender Girl

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I hope you have a good chicken vet. I am So Lucky to have finally found one who actually has her own chickens and knows what to do.

I have taken poop samples -- just in case. Although most of the time, by the time I get my chicken to the office, said bird has nicely made at least a few samples in the carrier.

Just tell the vet everything you can about what you've noticed and why you think your bird is sick.

Good luck -- and I totally understand the goldfish thing. Although, admit it, chickens are pretty cool critters and USUALLY make your life more fun!

Every time I take a chicken or duck to the vet, I am sure my farm-raised late father is rolling over in his grave, wondering how he raised such a goofy daughter. He had one solution for a sick chicken -- and it was always fatal.
 
Sep 30, 2021
358
825
161
Utah
I hope you have a good chicken vet. I am So Lucky to have finally found one who actually has her own chickens and knows what to do.

I have taken poop samples -- just in case. Although most of the time, by the time I get my chicken to the office, said bird has nicely made at least a few samples in the carrier.

Just tell the vet everything you can about what you've noticed and why you think your bird is sick.

Good luck -- and I totally understand the goldfish thing. Although, admit it, chickens are pretty cool critters and USUALLY make your life more fun!

Every time I take a chicken or duck to the vet, I am sure my farm-raised late father is rolling over in his grave, wondering how he raised such a goofy daughter. He had one solution for a sick chicken -- and it was always fatal.
Yes! I feel like a crazy person! I have had chickens for ten years and never felt the need to take one to the vet. My mother has had chickens for three times that long and never done it but I feel like I need one at this point because I am going to integrate new babies soon and some of them are hers. This "chicken cold" is an ongoing problem so I feel I need to do my due diligence.
 

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