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Thank you! We have 2 aggressive roosters and 15 hens. The
Hello! Thank you! We have 2 aggressive roosters and 15 hens. The pecking order is vicious with this bunch and one hen in particular is getting literally picked. I bought aprons for those that are gett… read more
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I have one hen that has a bright area around her vent or
I have one hen that has a bright white area around her vent or rear area. I do not see any signs of infection or lethargy. Should I be worried? … read more
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I just noticed that the backs of 3 of my chickens, just about
I just noticed that the backs of 3 of my chickens, just about the tail area, are missing feathers and have a little blood showing. One of the chickens, the one with the biggest area like this, has a y… read more
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This morning one of our hens has a large raw patch and
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I have 5 black hens, don't know the breed off had, they all
I have 5 black hens, don't know the breed off had, they all have spots on their backs that others are pecking on and they are raw and bleeding, also its along side of their heads also, One of them see… read more
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Barnvelder hen about 12 months . Two days of staying in laying
Barnvelder hen about 12 months . Two days of staying in laying box . vent area abit dirty. Clucking and ruffling neck feathers . Then shaking feathers out and wing flapping .Has gone out with others t… read more
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One elderly hen in our flock of eight died a week ago and now
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My new bird has a chipped and crusty beak and over night she
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Hello, I currently have two 1 year old hens (an Ameraucana
Hello, I currently have two 1 year old hens (an Ameraucana and a Black Australorp). I started off with four hens, all the same age, and raised them since they were approx 4 or 5 week old pullets. Appr… read more
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Our hen is loosing feathers in patches (right wing and lower
Our hen is loosing feathers in patches (right wing and lower back) as her skin became thick and yellowish. Some areas are now cracking. Otherwise, she is eating and drinking and behaving normally. We … read more
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One of my hens is plucking the feathers out of the other chickens
One of my hens is plucking the feathers out of the other chickens and eating them. Is there something lacking in her diet or just a bad habit?… read more
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hen: that has her feathers fluffed..than usual..laying..cage
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my hens are losing their feathers in various places. I thought
my hens are losing their feathers in various places. I thought it was molting but they kept producing eggs and now one has died. What can this be?… read more
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hen: lost hte feathers on her back..sensitive..behavior..hiding
I have a blue cochin hen about 1 year old who has lost hte feathers on her back. She has a lot of scabbing and mottling, with the skin being hard it seems sensitive. She is displaying behavior of bein… read more
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I have three Rhode Island Red hens. Two look beautiful, but
I have three Rhode Island Red hens. Two look beautiful, but the third, and largest, always looks as though she is molting. She has never been fully feathered. She lays the biggest eggs and is good nat… read more
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my pullet is about four months old, and this morning as i was
my pullet is about four months old, and this morning as i was letting them of the coop, notice one of my pullet was not very responsive. she was walking slow and like a little out balance when she wal… read more
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I noticed that one of my chickens a Barred rock was very red
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I have a small flock of chickens which i keep in 2 separate pens side by side. They are all silkie bantems. One of my hens began to loose some feathers as if she were just molting, but it has continue… read more
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