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Los Angeles vet?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Shrader, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. Shrader

    Shrader Songster

    Apr 7, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Hi all.
    One of my chickens is acting a little strange this morning.
    She's keeping to herself, kind of hunched over and not eating.
    This just made me realize that I don't know of a local vet that treats chickens.
    I've called all around and can't find one.
    Does anyone know of a vet that I can get to look at my girl?
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I am not aware of one. Most livestock vet's dont see chickens, so you may try to look up an exotic bird vet. Many seem to have luck with those willing to even look, but they are big $$.

    If you could give all possible info on the bird, from life history, diet, living situation, any changes, what droppings look like, status of the crop and so on, we might be able to point you in the right direction in figuring out what is happeneing.

    Being hunched over and not eating could be a number of things, from needing to pass an egg to cocci.

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