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We have a small backyard flock consisting of 6 chickens.
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Hello There- One of our hens, a 1 year old Easter Egger,
Hello There- One of our hens, a 1 year old Easter Egger, seemed a little sluggish a few days ago. She normally lays every couple of days, and it had been 3 days since her last egg, so I started to wor… read more
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I have a laying hen that will not willingly come out of the
I have a laying hen that will not willingly come out of the hen house. She used to be a bit aggressive. I. Let her stay in there for about four days then every three days make her go out to eat and dr… read more
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one of my chickens is laying eggs without shells, in fact most
one of my chickens is laying eggs without shells, in fact most times latley there is not any soft shell only slime, I think I know which one as she is being chased or pecked at by another, there is pl… read more
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My quaker just her first egg today. She is a single female,
My quaker just laid her first egg today. She is a single female, and I wonder how long we should allow the egg to stay in the cage with her.… read more
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I have an rhode island red hen who has stopped laying for at
I have an rhode island red hen who has stopped laying for at least a month. She now seems to stand away from the others and acts lethargic. Also puffs her feathers as if shes cold. She seems to be bre… read more
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One of my hens has passed a what appears to be a soft, partially
One of my hens has passed a what appears to be a soft, partially formed eggshell - very soft and papery, found in the nest box. All the hens seem well and laying regularly but I'm new to henkeeping an… read more
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Our 9-month-old Black Austrolorp hen has suddenly begun laying
Our 9-month-old Black Austrolorp hen has suddenly begun laying torpedo-shaped eggs. She is part of a 4-hen urban flock. Up to 2 weeks ago, her eggs were beautifully shaped. What is going on?… read more
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I have 3 cockatiels, all female, and they have been together
I have 3 cockatiels, all female, and they have been together in relative harmony over many years. About 7 years ago, the oldest one made an egg - her first one, at approximately age 7. I had to take h… read more
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my chickens are streaking their eggs with quite a lot of blood
my chickens are streaking their eggs with quite a lot of blood {herd size 700 birds frequency20 % of eggs are streaked } I cannot find any blood in their manure or on their anus, however there isquite… read more
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My Quaker Parrot is 13 years old and laid her first egg this
My Quaker Parrot is 13 years old and laid her first egg this morning. Since she has no mate, I know the egg is infertile, but I need to know what to expect. Is it normal for a Quaker to lay a first eg… read more
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chicken stopped laying eggs after a soft one cracked on its
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chickens: treated with 5 days of antibiotics..eating ok..eggs
I have recently bought my first chickens (3 point of lay hybrids at end of May).There was an initial hiccup with, I believe, Microplasma in 2 of the birds, treated with 5 days of antibiotics. They see… read more
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My Quaker parrot laid an egg -definitely unfertilized-and is
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Hi I have 3 chickens one of which i have noticed is unwell.
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Is there anything available to stop a Cockatiel Hen from laying eggs? My grandson has a female, I have a male... he is frequently away and I look after his bird, but she has been eggbound and it cost … read more
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Our 3-1/2 year old layer hen (pet) is starting to take a long
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