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A new chicken started hanging around my yard. She has a
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Thank you for this service. I have some "backyard"
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I just noticed that the backs of 3 of my chickens, just about
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I have a flock of laying hens and recently purchases 9
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I am worried. I have 10 laying hens, all very healthy. One
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Dr. Bob
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I have a small backyard chicken flock with 5 adult hens. They
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Dr. B.
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I have just lost 2, 3month old hens. Another looks like it
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Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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Oh dear, it started about four weeks ago, with one chicken
Oh dear, it started about four weeks ago, with one chicken that appeared to lose its feather around its vent, now half the flock have lost feathers from their rear end, round to their front. Leaving f… read more
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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We have a hen but not suRe how old she is I think she is a Coral a pure white fat old girl and she always has a plucked bum, although the other hens don't appear to be pecking at her. Any way this las… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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I have 3 2 yr old deleware laying hens. One has diarrhea and
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my hens are losing their feathers in various places. I thought
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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hi. I have 3 white leghorn hens and 3 copper maran hens, they
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Doctoral Degree
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Why are my chickens having clear water run back out of their
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Back in July I bought a Light Sussex chicken with 12 chicks
Back in July I bought a Light Sussex chicken with 12 chicks to go with our 5 existing hens. Everything was fine for the first few weeks, but from week 8 the first chick died, and they have continued t… read more
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I have six laying hens and 10 geese, 2 of which have died recently,
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