Taking your chicken to the vet

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Bobererato, Sep 14, 2019.

  1. Bobererato

    Bobererato Chirping

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    Greeting chicken lovers everywhere I have been away for awhile it in back now. Lol. I was wondering how many take their chicken to the vet. Susie has been three times now trying f to cure her upper respiratory infection I feel weird by the stares I get once the dog and at lovers realize my pet is a chicken. 20190913_143554.jpg
     
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  2. casportpony

    casportpony Enlightened

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    Welcome back!

    There have been a few times that I've taken mine to the vet. :D
     
  3. Rammy

    Rammy Crowing

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    I work for a vet and we font do livestock but I have taken chickens in on occassion for various problems. The staff loves it.
     
  4. Sequel

    Sequel Free Ranging

    I bring mine when they need it, and feel so lucky to have that option. Oh and I hope Susie feels better soon!
     
  5. Shadrach

    Shadrach Roosterist

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    I'm trying to get my vet to move in with me.:)
    I always take the chickens here to a vet if I can't fix the problem myself.
    I and one other man are the only people who take chickens to her.
     
  6. CatWhisperer

    CatWhisperer Songster

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    Upper respiratory infections can get into the sinuses and become chronic. She can pass it on to any new chickens you get. Kudos to you for caring enough to take her to the doctor.
     
  7. micstrachan

    micstrachan Free Ranging

    I have taken mine to an avian vet at a regular vet office where people might look at me sideways, and I have also gone to an avian vet at a bird clinic where she fit right in. One avian vet we visited had a rooster in the office... the lights dimmed and music came on as he puffed up his chest and crowed for my girl!
     
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  8. gtaus

    gtaus Crowing

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    No poultry vets where I live. You either treat your bird yourself, it gets better on its own, or you need to cull. I suspect most people around here who have chickens treat them as livestock, not pets. So loss is expected and is planned for from the start.
     
  9. slordaz

    slordaz hatchaholic

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    no vet here that sees them but they are willing to dispense medications needed and run fecal float tests for a fee. we mostly treat or cull ourselves here.
     
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  10. LozzyR

    LozzyR Songster

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    I have taken three chooks to the vet, the latter two it did not end well for them though. :hitWe have an avian vet so I take my girls to see her. When I took Lucy because she had lost her voice, a lady in the waiting room exclaimed “There’s a chicken in there!” when she saw Lucy in the cat carrier. The attention was quite nice, actually. :D When we lost the other two, they were so lovely and caring. Expensive, yes, but I guess if you are going to own an animal you should take responsibility for it. I can’t euthanise my own, so I would rather pay for someone to do it peacefully.
     
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