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My 3 month old normal grey cockatiel recently started to
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My hens have been loseing their feathers along the comb and
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I just noticed that the backs of 3 of my chickens, just about
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I have 10 backyard chickens that get good care. Noticed irritated
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My chickens are loosing feathers, at the front bottom of their
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I picked a feather off the floor yesterday and it had what I at first thought was seed stu
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So i am trying to figure out if i have a lice/mite problem
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a chicken that has been molting since before Thanksgiving.
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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Hello, my family and I have a chicken that we have had for
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OUR CHICKENS ARE INFESTED WITH SOMETHING THAT LOOKS LIKE A
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hens: tail feathers..biting at their own skin and dying.
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my 3 chickens have large bald patches, red skin and broken
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One died..it neck where feathers meet and looks like it is all sore
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