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Our chicken was attacked by a raccoon. Her face is bleeding
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We have a flock of hens. 10 full grown and 10 pullets at 4 1/2 months. I am really concerned that within the last 2-3 weeks I now have 3 pullets with cracked beaks. One was an injury that we have hope… read more
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We have 9 Rhode Island Reds (hens only) All have feather loss around the neck and a couple have feather loss on the chest area as well. The loss area is red and appears quite agitated. There is no los… read more
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, just noticed one of my chickens has missing feathers and
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One of my Plymouth Rock hens has a bare neck. It looks sore
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I keep 4 hens for egg consumption. Over the past few months
I keep 4 hens for egg consumption. Over the past few months commencing with one bird, and now 3 of the 4, they are "molting", or so I thought. Now I have observed them pecking at each other pulling th… read more
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Just starting raising chickens this year. We had 8 chickens.
Just starting raising chickens this year. We had 8 chickens. We noticed one chicken had blood on her butt. We found her dead on Thursday. Now today we found another dead chicken with blood on her rear… read more
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I have 3 hens, 1 hasnt had a full body of feathers for around
I have 3 hens, 1 hasn't had a full body of feathers for around 9 months initially we thought she was just molting and they would grow back although now we believe they are being plucked out by the oth… read more
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my chicken was being pecked by the other chickens today. They
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Have had hens with bare red vent areas all summer. Local vet
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My Leghorn has black spots on her face and comb and just doesnt
My Leghorn has black spots on her face and comb and just doesn't seem to be as cheerful as she usually is. Didn't lay today, but layed yesterday. What could it be?… read more
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My chicken has 2 bare patches on each side of her bottom. Is
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Oh dear, it started about four weeks ago, with one chicken
Oh dear, it started about four weeks ago, with one chicken that appeared to lose its feather around its vent, now half the flock have lost feathers from their rear end, round to their front. Leaving f… read more
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chickens: other pecking..bleeding..are still laying every day
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hens: that laid that egg, all of her feathers..have been pecking her
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15 chickens seem healthy except for loss of head and neck feathers.
15 chickens seem healthy except for loss of head and neck feathers. Now, 2 dead in one week. All seem to have some degree of feather loss. Cascade mountains, so cooped up extensively this winter due t… read more
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Several of my layer hens have had featherless butts since early
Several of my layer hens have had featherless butts since early spring. Now I see a couple that have picked their feathers off of the crop area and at least one that is losing feathers off of her head… read more
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