I used to have dogs at the past, their vet was the best in the area of 20 miles. He performed 11 surguries for breast cancer to one of my dogs in a period of 8 years, that dog lived untill 14 yo and died of a heart attack naturally couple of years ago. I called that vet and asked him to see my chickens, and he refused, because they are "only chickens" I asked the local pet shop for a vet and they didnt bother to help me, because they are "only chickens" I want to make sure my hens are healthy and i want to pay for it but i am propably lost. My questions: Do chickens need a special vet? Arent they animals like the rest? Are those people (vet+petshop) ignorant, or am i ignorant by asking them for help for my chickens Should i look for a chicken vet? Is that a different proffesion other than the vet? I find my "only chickens" more important creatures than i find those people as human beings edit: Is calling random unknown to me vets and asking them if they care about chickens normal?