I posted last week about an injured rooster, and my great surprise that no vets in my area will treat poultry- not the farm vets, not the avian vets, not the exotic and 'pocket pet' vets. My story ended after 2 days of frantically calling vets, with the death of my chicken. I called 40 veterinary offices and found only 2 that would treat poultry, one 2.5 hours away and the other 3 hours away. We're at our busiest time of year at work, and I couldn't get a day off on short notice to make a 5-6 hour round trip to a vet. There are 50 vets though in my and the surrounding 3 counties, and none of those would treat, or even euthanize him. I had a beloved pet in pain and no one would help. Our local animal shelter agreed to euthanize him, but they don't even have chickens listed on the types of animals they service...they have pigs and horses listed, but not poultry!?! My flock is vaccinated and very well cared for, and I simply cannot believe that vets will refuse to treat these pets. They certainly treat my horses, dogs, and cats- it never occurred to me that I wouldn't be able to find someone willing to help an injured bird. So I want to know, because now I am curious...how many of you have a local vet that treats your birds? Have others of you run into the same problem that I have?