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My chicken has lock jaw. She cannot close her mouth. She
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Doctoral Degree
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I have an 8 year old Gold Laced Wyandotte hen with something akin to diarrhea. This had been going on for awhile. Her poops are quite loose, with a lot of excess liquid, and a good deal of force behin… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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I have had yet another sudden death in a large show cockerel.
I have had yet another sudden death in a large show cockerel. All birds tend to be no more than 2 years old or younger. they suddenly lose their voice but seem well enough otherwise and run around fin… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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What might cause a flock of second year layers to produce eggs
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Doctoral Degree
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I have two chickens born in incubator feb 8th female seems
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Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
hens: treated the area..looking healthy and laying eggs.
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Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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silkin: year old male..that has developed green diarrhea
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
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Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
Hello, I have a 16 weeks old Wyandotte cockerel who started
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hen: our other breed wyandotts..free range..our beloved cochin
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Doctoral Degree
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Hi, I have a very large cockerel with a very loud crow, we
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please could you give advice on my cockerel. I think he is
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Doctoral Degree
1,297 satisfied customers
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