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I have an egg laying rhode island red that seems to have a
Second opinion] I have an egg laying rhode island red that seems to have a distinct gurgling sound when she breathes. She is eating and drinking normally. No sneezing or visible mucus, she occasionall… read more
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I have an egg laying rhode island red that seems to have a
I have an egg laying rhode island red that seems to have a distinct gurgling sound when she breathes. She is eating and drinking normally. No sneezing or visible mucus, she occasionally stretches her … read more
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I think my chicken is having difficult breathing. Just
Hi I think my chicken is having difficult breathing … read more
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I have over 100 chickens. I have two young hens with very swollen
I have over 100 chickens. I have two young hens with very swollen pussy eyes on one side. I'm afraid this will spread to my whole flock. I had a duck with the same thing but in both eyes. I gave the h… read more
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I have a Pekin bantam hen who has not regrown her feathers
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We have a humanitarian poultry project in Zambia Africa, 1350
We have a humanitarian poultry project in Zambia Africa, 1350 chickens. We have them in cages, ( 2 in a cage) the coop is large. Plenty of light ( Natural and artificial) Plenty of air. The problem we… read more
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I have had a respiratory problem with just my Orpington and
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Some of our hens have went of the lay and tend to hang about
Some of our hens have went of the lay and tend to hang about with their heads down and eyes closed, poo is normal with no signs of blood… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Hello during this heat wave i have lost several chickens overnight
Hello during this heat wave i have lost several chickens overnight with no obvious signs of illness i have fans and fresh water available for them daily but tonight i found 2 birds who seem to have di… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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chickens: thin shelled eggs with spots of sand..listless..eating well
Hi~ I have a flock of four backyard chickens, 6 mo old. One of them seems ill: she has not laid an egg in 3 days, and in the 2 wks prior laid thin shelled eggs with spots of sand-like grit on the shel… read more
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chickens: coughing and sneezing and this morning..wrapped..nasal
bought some chickens a few weks ago they have been coughing and sneezing and this morning the smallest one has its eyes glued shut and is not eating have bought it in and cleaned it up wrapped it up w… read more
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one of our chickens is struggling to breath, she is unable
one of our chickens is struggling to breath, she is unable to make the usual chicken noises. I arrived home to find her like this, she got up as usual this morning & appeared fine. she keeps putting h… read more
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I have a chicken who is breathing through her beak and is wheezing.
I have a chicken who is breathing through her beak and is wheezing. She shows no other signs of illness. She has a bright eye and comb. She seems ok but she does spend a little more time in the ark th… read more
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hens: is sneezing/coughing and her eyes look..wet and cold weather
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2,854 satisfied customers
Hi - i have a pekin hen that appears to be very croaky and
Hi - i have a pekin hen that appears to be very 'croaky' and having trouble breathing. Every so often she appears to gasp for breath. She is not laying and her comb has gone pale but she is fat (for a… read more
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i have a sick rooster when he breaths it sounds like hes gurguling
i have a sick rooster when he breaths it sounds like he's gurguling or is all stuffed up he's not realy acting sick though he's eating and drinking and out and about with the other birds. Also none of… read more
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Dear Sirs, I have 5 chickens all in good lay except one. All
Dear Sirs, I have 5 chickens all in good lay except one. All chickens bought from Auction in March. 1 rhode island in lay, laying 24 eggs in june has had an occasional cough like an extended cluckfor … read more
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I have a hen, chicken, that has lost hers voice. It has been
I have a hen, chicken, that has lost her's voice. It has been at least a week. I found her beening used by my young rooster. She had blood on her head and was jerky like she was in shock or had a head… read more
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