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veterinarian, practice owner
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My finch is unfortunate. He's had a bad leg since birth, the
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veterinarian, practice owner
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For the past 6 days magpie female duck has been moulting tail
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a Delaware hen that is 18 months old . She was fine
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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
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My blue orpington hen has devleoped hot spots in identical
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
I have a little flock of 1.5 year old black sex link chickens
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Bachelor's Degree
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I have various types of chickens, laying hens and 1 rooster
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Bachelor's Degree
2,379 satisfied customers
I have a small flock of Rhode Island Reds One year old (5).for
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Andrea Roberts
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I have 5 Parakeets in various colors. 4 male, 1 female. 1.
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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hi, i have recently rescued an orange winged amazon parrot
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Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
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My hen lost several feathers on one of her wings, a little
My hen lost several feathers on one of her wings, a little feather loss on her chest, and appears to be losing more feathers on the top of her head right behind her little comb. She is a Rhode Island … read more
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Andrea Roberts
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Dr. Bob

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35 years in general practice, including avian.

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