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I have a flock of 22 backyard chickens, about 20 weeks old,
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two of my hens are sick. They open their beaks and look like
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I have a bantum Wyandotte hen that is approximately 5-6 months
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I have 13 chickens running totally free and in a large house
I have 13 chickens running totally free and in a large house at night. All are well and not showing symptoms of just the one who is gaping as in gape-worm. The strange thing is that she produces what … read more
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Doctoral Degree
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
hen: month old..gaping with her mouth all day..beak..breathing..lungs
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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One of my hens has gone off her food recently and seems to
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Ive had one hen, an Ameraucana, die over the past five days,
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One of our pet chickens started acting funny about 3 weeks
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Doctoral Degree
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Hi - i have a pekin hen that appears to be very croaky and
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one of my hens has started making a noise which sounds like
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Doctoral Degree
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Hi, Have an Isa Brown hen aged about 21/2 years. She stands
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Bachelor's Degree
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Hi there, I have a six month old silkie chicken, who just
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