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She's not doing much, she just standing going to sleep tail
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I have 6 chickens and I believe they have fowl pox, but one,
I have 6 chickens and I believe they have fowl pox, but one, who doesn't have the same dark spots on their crop, is all the sudden lethargic, not eating, and in general just doesn't seem to feel well.… read more
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Hi have a new laying hen (free) that has Fowl Cholera....she
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\buff orpingtons. My 8 week old chicks are appearing to have
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I am pretty sure my chickens have the northern fowl mite,,,
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Hi there its Janice from New Zealand, I have an Emu that
Hi there its Janice from New Zealand, I have an Emu that isn't feeling that well I wonder if you can help me. I noticed this morning that it had a big poo hanging, still there this afternoon so I got … read more
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Our chickens exhibit random shaking of their heads, more like
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Doctoral Degree
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chicken: has an enlarged crop which is very pink under the feathers
my chicken has an enlarged crop which is very pink under the feathers what do I do please?… read more
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I have two listless Buff Orpingtons. The Cockerel is 17 weeks,
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One of my hens, Geronimo, is not well. She is a Buff Orpington,
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We have a small flock of 7 hens and one rooster. Born in late
We have a small flock of 7 hens and one rooster. Born in late March 2009, most began laying early to mid August. Our 2 Buff Orpingtons are causing concern. One insists on brooding and we have isolated… read more
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Dr. Pat
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I am a small animal veterinarian in Texas. I have never practiced
I am a small animal veterinarian in Texas. I have never practiced on birds, but recently purchased some Buff Orpington chicks so as to produce my own eggs. The birds are now 5 months old and have been… read more
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