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I have a one year old Brahma hen. Today around noon and
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She seems swollen around her crop area. I felt her, her crop
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My parakeet's vent looks swollen. She prefers to be in a box
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I have a 3-4 year old hen who is listless, abdomen swollen
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Good Afternoon, I have a 6 month old Welsummer chicken that
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wont eat..lay down..impacted crop, but there are no hard lumps
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Hi, need some advice. I have a black rock chicken which may
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budgie: has a swollen tummy..egg bound..home remedies I could follow
My budgie has a swollen tummy, she does not seem to be in pain, but do you think she could be egg bound and if so do you have any home remedies I could follow. Many thanks… read more
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