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We have six hens, no roosters. They are free range during
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On June 29th I took my Black Australorp to the vet because
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Our 1 year old rooster stopped crowing today and now has a
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we have had a series of sudden deaths of chickens that have
we have had a series of sudden deaths of chickens that have died in the hen house over night. two weeks ago we had one or two chickens die each night, we just put in our pullets- (8-10 weeks) last nig… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Dr. Bob
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I have a couple hens who have bare patches on their backs in
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Doctoral Degree
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I found one of my buff Orpington hens dead with no apparent
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I have about 40 chickens that have feather loss on their rear
I have about 40 chickens that have feather loss on their rear ends. And I have a couple of them that have a knot or swollen area in their breast. Can you help what do I do?… read more
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I just sent a question to you about my injured hen. I got a
I just sent a question to you about my injured hen. I got a quick response saying as soon as I pay you'll answer the question.I had some problem with paypal and then lost you. Did you get my question … read more
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