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One of my hens has a swollen eye and her comb had bled a
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I have 10 hens 2 are pullets but at least half are sick with
I have 10 hens 2 are pullets but at least half are sick with some kind of respiratory disease or something. They sneeze have snot, have a gurgling sound and cough...one is really lethargic and keeps h… read more
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I have several chickens who appear to have mycoplasmosis -
Hello, I have several chickens who appear to have mycoplasmosis - closing eyes that get crusted, red, and puffy, also coughing, not eating or drinking. One already died. Is it safe to use human antibi… read more
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My 2 year old hen started with a droopy tail and not eating
My 2 year old hen started with a droopy tail and not eating yesterday evening. She laid an empty wrinkled shell today. I noticed her one eye she keeps squinting, and blinking a lot. She's quite thirst… read more
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I have a sick chicken. Can you advise me on chickens? She is
I have a sick chicken. Can you advise me on chickens? … read more
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We are located in southern Ca. We have a 22, 15 week old
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My 3 week old chick. Scissor beak. One eye. May have wry
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I had a question about my hen who is having respiratory
Hi there, I had a question about my hen who is having respiratory problems. the past 5 days we've been giving her VetRX in her water and some all natural herbs for respiratory in her food. She continu… read more
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I have 2 Rhode Island Red Hens that are sneezing, runny nose
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I have a hen with foaming bubbles in one eye. No other
I have a hen with foaming bubbles in one eye. No other symptoms, no diahrrea or respiratory issues … read more
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I have a diarrhea problem with my 1-year old hens. I only
I have a diarrhea problem with my 1-year old hens. I only have 6 and 5 seem healthy. One Easter egger has a black behind. I contacted the extension agent (University of Arkansas) who suggested I worm … read more
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my chickens are coughing and have nasty eyes they range in
my chickens are coughing and have nasty eyes they range in age from 7 weeks to 10 months old. I have treated them for coccidiosis as my web search told me to look for rust colored poop and I found it,… read more
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My 3 month old Black Copper Maran rooster has clear to yellowish
My 3 month old Black Copper Maran rooster has clear to yellowish discharge from his beak/nose and a little bit of bubbly eye discharge in one eye. No sneezing, loss of appetite/water, everything else … read more
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Please advise. We have two free range hens with chicks having
Please advise. We have two free range hens with chicks having featherloss in their neck and towards the back of their head area only. They were scratching and appeared to be itching. Some started deve… read more
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We have had two chickens in the past month gol onthier side
We have had two chickens in the past month go on thier side with stiff legs and not walk. We have tried several antibiotics to no avail. One has died quickly, and the other is in segration. We are giv… read more
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I have 2 Buff Orpington pullets that have an eye problem. We had a mit
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One of the wild turkeys, which visit our property almost everyday,
One of the wild turkeys, which visit our property almost everyday, has swollen feet. I actually remember her being around last winter with her toes swallen. After many months of disappearance, she cam… read more
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Back in July I bought a Light Sussex chicken with 12 chicks
Back in July I bought a Light Sussex chicken with 12 chicks to go with our 5 existing hens. Everything was fine for the first few weeks, but from week 8 the first chick died, and they have continued t… read more
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