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I have a chicken which has stopped eating is not laying and
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I am a new hen mom, picked up 6 hens this past Friday -
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Listless falling forward. She ate a scrambled egg and I have
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I have over 100 chickens. I have two young hens with very swollen
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Our 9-month-old Black Austrolorp hen has suddenly begun laying
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I have 3 hens. all have been good layers but now it seems that
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Dr. Bob
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hen: month old..feathers..Sometimes shakes head..head and open beak
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chickens: thin shelled eggs with spots of sand..listless..eating well
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
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Chicken has watery Eyes also nasal discharge If this is a upper respiratory infection what antibiotic can I use for a laying hen.… read more
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
We have 6 hens, three rhode island reds and 3 buff orpingtons.
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Dr. Bob
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hens: is sneezing/coughing and her eyes look..wet and cold weather
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Dear Sirs, I have 5 chickens all in good lay except one. All
Dear Sirs, I have 5 chickens all in good lay except one. All chickens bought from Auction in March. 1 rhode island in lay, laying 24 eggs in june has had an occasional cough like an extended cluckfor … read more
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hens: egg..walking slightly strangely lifting her legs..drinking well
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