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My chick who is 1 week old, keeps shaking her head and looks
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Is there a nose that chickens make that is associated with
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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One of my hens has had her beak open for a few hours now and
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My chicken is lethargic. After examining her she has a hard
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My Rhode Island Red chicken is lethargic and appears not to
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My bantam hen has sneezing,head shaking and rattles when
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hi i have some sebright bantams i have one today she has her
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Dr. Bob
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I have one chicken she keeps opening her beak as if gasping
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My hen acts like it has something stuck in its throat. It
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hen: Last night I noticed she was not acting right.
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One of our pet chickens started acting funny about 3 weeks
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severe diarrhea..I tried antibiotics bu it would not go away.
Last year I had a Sebright with severe diarrhea for two or three months. I tried antibiotics bu it would not go away. I finally had to do her in. One of my other chickens now seems to have the same th… read more
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2,854 satisfied customers
I have ex battery hens. I found one of the hens yesterday with
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sun conure: my vet..shaking..hair stuck in her mouth..drank
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