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She's only 7 mos old, pecking at herself near the tail. And
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I have a buff Orpington hen that is 12 weeks old. She is the
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Our buff orpington age 1 + years is lethargic, eating only
Hi, our buff orpington age 1 + years is lethargic, eating only some, is staying in coop. We noticed her comb is slightly off. I don't feel a mass in her abdomen. Her feathers look good. The scales on … read more
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my polish black featherd hen has her feathers looking grey
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my jersey giant hens have lost feathers on thier backs and
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I have a buff orpington hen, 8 months old, who seems to have
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Hi, we have a flock of eleven one year old hens, no roosters.
Hi, we have a flock of eleven one year old hens, no roosters. Four are Barred Rocks, four Rhode Island Reds, one Buff Orpington and two white Sex Links. For several months a number of them have been l… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
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One of our healthy looking Gold-sexlinked hens became very
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Two of my four hens have ruffed-up looking feathers on their
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I have chickens who are laying but i have noticed that hair
I have chickens who are laying but i have noticed that hair is missing from the same area on all of them and it is on the top inbetween the lower part of the back. It looks as if it is red but all ski… read more
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Some of my hens are losing their feathers. One hen, which otherwise
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ive got an organic egg raiser as a client. he has 2500 chickens
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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 a 2 yr old Buff Warpington that is all of a sudden losing
I have a 2 yr old Buff Warpington that is all of a sudden losing mass quantity of feathers. My flock has recently had a run of lice, which was treated with powder. We also had too many roosters which … read more
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I have a Buff Orpington hen about11 1/2 months old. She had
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hen: feathers..swollen..s active and scratching, but I am worried
my 9 moth old orpington hen has feathers missing and some look broken off of her rear end... not near the vent and thae same area appears swollen... she's active and scratching, but I am worried about… read more
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