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I'm in New Zealand & we are coming into our winter months
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we have 80 chicken chicks and 20 turkey chicks - 3 days old
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This summer I had a hen die from something I have never encountered
This summer I had a hen die from something I have never encountered before. About two months later, a rooster died from the same, and now I have another hen suffering from this. Her eyes are swollen s… read more
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This morning while watching the bellbirds in the tree, a small
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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Hi my rooster seems to have mites or a fungus on his wattle
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
We have had two chickens in the past month gol onthier side
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
chickens: egg..runs which was greenish and the sleeping house is wet
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i had 4 free range chickens that i have had for a few years
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chicken: found dead in the pen after coming..feeding..watering..comb
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My chicken poults are dying 2-3 at a time every couple of days
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we have an ex battery chicken who has hurt her leg. We are
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I have an aviary with about 40 zebra finch. I have had 14 birds dye on me today???? What could be the problem. I have had them for years with nothing like this ever happening.… read more
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