1. cornfedhogedito

    cornfedhogedito Chillin' With My Peeps

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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.

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  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    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
     
  3. deacons

    deacons Chillin' With My Peeps

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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.
     
  4. cornfedhogedito

    cornfedhogedito Chillin' With My Peeps

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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!
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    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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