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I have 3 hens. All are Rhode Island REds. 2 were born in
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My hen has a thick yellow discharge. She is not moving
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I have a 2 year old black chicken that eats wheat well, has
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My chicken is puffed up, lethargic, comb looks like it has
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Our 1.5 year old chicken Roxy has grown increasing lethargic
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Is beak clicking a sign of a certain illness in chickens?
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we have a 5 month old hen. She is beautiful and a pet. She
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I have 3 exbats and who i have had for a few years. two of
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I have a 3 year old hen and her comb and eye area are turning
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My Dominique hen is extremely swollen between her legs and
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hen: month old..her beak open, watery diarrhea withsome formed stool
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My hens are in their first molt and i have one girl who just insists on staying on the nest even though she has no eggs...she is very defensive when I approach her. She is going on two days now and he… read more
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Hi I have 3 chickens one of which i have noticed is unwell.
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Our Rhode Island Red hen of 9 months old has not laid an egg
Our Rhode Island Red hen of 9 months old has not laid an egg for over one week. She has a build up of feces on her vent feathers. Closer inspection showed a almond -sized "beige" colored ball. This wa… read more
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