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We just treated our small flock of chickens lice with a .25%
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I have a Cochin Rooster who is beautiful and looks perfectly healthy, except I often hear him cough as if he had flegm in his throat and the tone of his 'Crow' has changed.… read more
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We are "first year" hen owners and have 12 chickens. Recently,
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I have a couple hens who have bare patches on their backs in
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One of my hens has passed a what appears to be a soft, partially
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I have an Indian Ringneck who loves peanuts in the shell...I
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my chicken is losing her feathers only on one side its not
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Dr_Kitty
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My lovebird has a small abrasion on the top of one wing. I
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I took my chicken to my vet because they treat chickens (I
I took my chicken to my vet because they treat chickens (I was told anyways), MY girl has been wheezy and short of breathe at times. No discharge for eyes,nose, mouth. No evidence of worms in feces. A… read more
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Hi, we have had 4 hens out of 12 die within two months, approximately
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I have chickens that are free range.............two of the
I have chickens that are free range.............two of the hens are losing their feathers, esp. on the neck and the wings.......they are not molting. The feathers look as though they are falling apart… read more
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Sorry, not a parrot question. I am raising 4 gambels quail
Sorry, not a parrot question. I am raising 4 gambels quail chicks. Two of them have developed large nodules on their toes. I looked up bumble foot and avian pox and they do not quite match these sympt… read more
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