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We had one hen that seemed to go blind, she started walking
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My 8 mo. Old Black Copper Maran is very still. She never
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We have 5 newly(ish) purchased chickens, one of which whose
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Interesting question I have been up sizing my flock to 300
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Veterinarian
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I have a leghorn rooster (cockerel) that has frostbite on
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Dr. Bob,This is my Leghorn that had the prolapsed vent
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Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
My New Hampshire Red (NHR) hen was treated a few weeks ago
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Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
One of my 6 month old Brahma hens developed a limp with no
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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
326 satisfied customers
my 3 chickens have large bald patches, red skin and broken
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Dr. B.
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We have 7 laying hens, 5 white leghorns and 2 buff orpingtons.
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Dr. Elaine
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Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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Never having fowls before, I bought 3 brown leghorns as point
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Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
I have a little flock of 1.5 year old black sex link chickens
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Fiona Steel
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hens: last part is a pale brown / yellow colour and very runny
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Doctoral Degree
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