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Two days ago, she was laying at the back of the coop,
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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One of my hens comb has flopped over. It is a very cold snap
one of my hens comb has flopped over. It is a very cold snap and the water has been frozen although I have made sure they have fluid water during the day. Today she didn't want her corn but only wante… read more
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My hen has been diagnosed with impacted gizzard my vet
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I have 3 1 year old hens living in the garden free range, access
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Dr. Bob
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One of my 2 year old Rhode Island Laying Hens ("Minnie Pearl")
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jh7192
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Doctoral Degree
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I have 11 hens and 1 cockerel. Today I found dead hen no sign
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Doctoral Degree
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hens: crow..free ranging around the garden... she lays eggs
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silkin: year old male..that has developed green diarrhea
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
My Barnevelder hen has a pale, shrivelled comb and wattle,
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Doctoral Degree
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Doctoral Degree
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I recently had a rhode Island hen that got injured. I put her
I recently had a rhode Island hen that got injured. I put her (?) in a separate pen hoping that she would survive. She did, thankfully, while she was healing I found three eggs in the pen with her, I … read more
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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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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