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I have an egg laying rhode island red that seems to have a
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I have a laying hen about 30 months old. She wants to lay on
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My 2 year old Plymouth Barred Rock he has shown signs of
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Hi Dr Pat, my daughter has a frizzle chicken with a no feathers
Dr Pat, my daughter has a frizzle chicken with a no feathers on the underside. We thought she was moulting initially and the feathers did improve there last yr but now ghete is nothing but bare red sk… read more
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My chickens free-range. Recently I had an Orpington that just
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Hello Dr., I have a pullet about 8 months old, not yet laying.
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chickens: backyard..laying eggs..about 7-8 months old..10 weeks
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My chicken is a Rhode Island Red mature hen. She has a cough
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I have a speckled sussex approx 3 years of age...exhibited
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Hi, We have a sick chicken. She is sitting in her coop and
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One of my hens appears to be ill. Her feathers are all puffed
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Just went out to check chickens and found small Rhode Island
Just went out to check chickens and found small Rhode Island Red audibly wheezing, stretching her neck out with each breath, closing her eyes. Another chicken, a Buff Orpington, is sneezing and wheezi… read more
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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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Rhode Island Red hen seems to feel fine, but loose poop has
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hens: corner, wouldnt eat, or drink..crate..getting better
We have 16 hens (was 17) (breeds ranging from Rhode Islands Reds, Buff Orpingtons, Delawares, Red Sex Links, and Black Sex Links). About a month ago, one of the Rhode Island Reds became ill, she staye… read more
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we have a small flock of chickens that we rasied from bitties (18) they all have done well until just lately when we have now lost 4 of them and don't know why? we had them penned up in a large chicke… read more
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We have 31, 6 mo. old chickens. Last Fri. night one of the
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