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Two hens died w/o symptoms became sluggish died. One died
Two hens died w/o symptoms became sluggish died JA: I'm so sorry to hear that. Let me get you the Vet right away. Before I do, is there anything else you'd like me to share? Customer: one died she had… read more
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I recently bought two 3week old chicks who died presumably
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Dr. Bob
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My Barnevelder hen has a pale, shrivelled comb and wattle,
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I have had two hens die recently. Symptoms were: lethargy, loss of color in comb, drooping eyelids and vomiting. We have approx. 35 chickens that are free ranging in approx a half acre during the day … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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1 adult chicken that had bloody weep from her eyes
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my chickens are rattly when they breath some had a nasal discharge,diarhea,some
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I have 3 2 yr old deleware laying hens. One has diarrhea and
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I have broilers that are 3-4 weeks old have very few feathers
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I have a two year old Speckled Sussex rooster who has been
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hi my son keeps a few chickens for eggs and last week he found
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I have a young light sussex hen that has gone pale coloured
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