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I have a 6 year Barred Rock. Last week I noticed she was
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Hello, I have a sick chicken, I noticed a few days ago that
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My chickens have red, swollen behinds and loosing feathers,
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I HAVE TWO PET AFRICAN GEESE. ONE OR BOTH HAVE LAYED OVER
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I recently purchased 4 laying hens. I was told they were aprox.
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I keep 4 hens for egg consumption. Over the past few months
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Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
I have 10 week old hens. We have one in question, that may
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Two of my four hens have ruffed-up looking feathers on their
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hens: has been lethargic all day..Feathers puffed up.
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Doctoral Degree
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Some of my hens are losing their feathers. One hen, which otherwise
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Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
15 chickens seem healthy except for loss of head and neck feathers.
15 chickens seem healthy except for loss of head and neck feathers. Now, 2 dead in one week. All seem to have some degree of feather loss. Cascade mountains, so cooped up extensively this winter due t… read more
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I have three Barred Rock Hybrid hens in NC. One has become
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Im a proud owner of 5 chickens (silky bantam, black frizzle,
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Hen: feathers..1-3 wide along croup, breast bone to lower abdomen.
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Dr. Laura Devlin, DVM, DABVP
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my chickens molted last year and are still missing feathers
my chickens molted last year and are still missing feathers on neck are They have no paristes are laying but no feathers Help… read more
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