I need a chicken vet in the Mobile, AL area!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Rebecca Thomas, Jun 24, 2018.

  1. Rebecca Thomas

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    I cannot seem to find good info on where to locate an avian vet in my area. Area code 36544. Willing to travel 30+ miles. I have a chicken who has suddenly gone very pale with no sign of lice/mites. I am worried about her and would like to get her to a vet. Does anyone have the scoop on the easiest way to find out where you can take a chicken??
     
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    Google vets and start calling them and asking.
    Is you girl eating and drinking on her own? How old/young is she?
     
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  5. Rebecca Thomas

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    She's 14 months old. She eats and drinks. But this is my most friendly chicken who usually comes running and wants to play and she's being very reserved.
     
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    Hi Rebecca,

    I sure hope you get an appointment for her today!

    Take a poop sample with you so they can test for parasites. What does her poop look like by the way?

    What kind of chicken is she?
    Has she laid any eggs in the past few days?
    Is she showing any signs of broodiness or molting?
    Is she walking with normal posture?
    Is her comb uniformly pale or does the color come and go?
    Have any new birds been introduced recently at your place?
    Would it be possible to post a couple of photos of her?
     
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    Hi there,

    I'm sorry but I've been working all day so I have yet to take any pictures. I came home to a cat-tastrophe for which I will need a vet for another chicken. One of my younger chicks got out and was attacked by a cat. :( Survived but is currently in the house getting treatment and TLC.

    I check all the rest of my birds, including the original chicken with an issue. I saw no evidence of mites, lice, etc on anyone. Everyone appears to be eating, drinking, and laying eggs. No one is listless or droopy.

    The bird in question, along with another bird, is starting to lose feathers around the neck. Perhaps they are about to molt. They are 14 months old with no previous molts. When I checked on Fuzzy (the buff orpington in question) her comb was its normal red again, but then its like she "goes pale". Red for a while, then pale pink for a while.

    Is it possible this is a response to adding new chicks to our coop? I just added 6 new babies (5 weeks) in a penned off area where they can come on the big bird side but run and hide if they need to. The big birds have mostly left them alone but this is when I noticed Fuzzy go pale. Maybe its just a coincidence? Thoughts?
     
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    During a molt their hormone levels drop ( they may also stop laying , but not always) and that can cause the comb and wattles to be less vibrant as well as shrink some in size.
    Losing feathers around the neck can be a clue to this.
     
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    Ahhh good to know. I will monitor egg production to see if it drops off. Will all birds in a group molt at the same time or is it breed dependant? Only the buffs seem to be doing this right now, and in fact my Americauna is laying like a beast!
     

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