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One of my pet hens is laying soft shelled eggs - we have had
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My Rhode Island Red, one and one half yrs old has stopped
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Dr Pat, we have been having a really hard time with our
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I have a 20+ year old toulouse goose, she has lost her wing
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I have four backyard chickens, all 1 year old. Three of them
I have four backyard chickens, all 1 year old. Three of them are laying perfectly normal eggs. One of them is laying weird eggs consistently. The weird eggs are rounder, and the shell is softer, and t… read more
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one of my chickens is laying eggs without shells, in fact most
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my sun conure is a female and has no mate. she has started
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Doctoral Degree
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i have a pet chicken that has laid 3 1/2 eggs with no shells.
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Dear Dr, I have a problem with my female Cockatiel, she
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Chicken approx 2 years old - not laying or smashed egg or part
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Hi I am worried about my Chickens. I found one that has not
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I have a goose, 16 years old. This morning, she was slow moving,
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My chook is about 23 weeks old she was laying well but then
My chook is about 23 weeks old she was laying well but then she stopped has diarrhoea but today has produced I think an egg with out a shell. She is eating and drinking and wandering around happily as… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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Hi Dr Jo We have Indian Runners; 2 ducks, 1 drake. The ducks
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I have a white Leghorn, Amelia, 3 years old, that stopped laying
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