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We have two Speckled Sussex hens and they seem to be losing
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Dr. Bob,I have a 9 month old hen who has loose stool on
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Ive got a rhode island red hen that is about 12 months old
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Doctoral Degree
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I am worried. I have 10 laying hens, all very healthy. One
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I have a nearly 2 year old Rhode Island Red hen. She has not
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Several of my chickens have no feathers on their rumps and
Several of my chickens have no feathers on their rumps and the skin is very red and angry looking . In some cases the feather loss and redness has encircled the tail. They have been treated for mites … read more
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a Delaware hen that is 18 months old . She was fine
I have a Delaware hen that is 18 months old . She was fine till about 2 months ago . We have 5 hens total all different breeds. About 2 months ago she started to lay shell-less eggs , so I made more o… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a Jersey Black Giant chicken, 3 years old, always a
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I have about 40 chickens that have feather loss on their rear
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I have a little flock of 1.5 year old black sex link chickens
I have a little flock of 1.5 year old black sex link chickens (5 hens and 1 rooster) about 3 hens have areas of bare skin on them and look like they have a number of broken feathers. They are in a chi… read more
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i have about 15 rhode Island red laying hens, they are approx.
i have about 15 rhode Island red laying hens, they are approx. 3 years old, the egg shells are very thin and the eggs are watery. Also they used to be very brown in color and now are almost white. Ano… read more
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I have a 1 year old hen, sits alot. doesnt appear ill, keeps
I have a 1 year old hen, sits alot. doesn't appear ill, keeps her tail pointed down when she stands or walks. There is some yellow crusted discharge on feathers near vent and around vent but nothing e… read more
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hens: laying..egg..Listless, vent pasting, coccidiosis like stance.
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Andrea Roberts
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Bachelor's Degree
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we have five black rock hens. one of them has serious moulting,
we have five black rock hens. one of them has serious moulting, has got thin and looks ill. her feathers look all manky. white stubs from where her feathers have been are showing though. what might be… read more
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