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My chickens are losing their feathers they are only 11
My chickens are losing their feathers they are only 11 months old, what could the cause be? Also, I have a few of them that are pecking each other what can I do and why do they peck each other at this… read more
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I have a complicated & potentially serious problem that has
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, just noticed one of my chickens has missing feathers and
Hi, just noticed one of my chickens has missing feathers and looking sore round the top of her head… read more
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What causes chickens to pick at others butts and they peck them till they bleed and die. How do we stop this from happening?… read more
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What is the best way to reintegrate a chicken who has been
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hi i have a chicken that is got swollen rectum and is bleedin
hi i have a chicken that is got swollen rectum and is bleedin from rectum what is her proplem she is still esting and laying eggs i feed her with pellets and houshold sgraps she has lost som fetters f… read more
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I just checked one of my poulty and its leg appears to be bleeding
I just checked one of my poulty and its leg appears to be bleeding slightly. I caught it for a closer look and it appears as if one of its scales has been ripped off! It looks quite painful and there … read more
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Oh dear, it started about four weeks ago, with one chicken
Oh dear, it started about four weeks ago, with one chicken that appeared to lose its feather around its vent, now half the flock have lost feathers from their rear end, round to their front. Leaving f… read more
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Hen being pedked at the annus end by othr hens drawing some
Hen being pedked at the annus end by othr hens drawing some blood, I have separated the hen being attacked but it starts up on return to other.… read more
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
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chickens: other pecking..bleeding..are still laying every day
We have six chickens, one of them moulted in the autumn around its rear but still has not regrown her feathers, and is now looking very sore as well as starting to lose some feathers on her back, anot… read more
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I have a Barred Plymouth Rock with diarrhea and red red skin.
I have a Barred Plymouth Rock with diarrhea and red red skin. I washed off the dried soiled feathers, but I am not sure what to do to treat the inflamed skin. She is not exhibiting any other symptoms.… read more
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My chickens have lost or are losing their down feathers around
My chickens have lost or are losing their down feathers around their vents. What is this and is it contagious? Are their eggs okay to eat with this?… read more
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A couple of my chickens are losing lots of feathers, more
A couple of my chickens are losing lots of feathers, more than what would be considered the moult. The first was a leghorn. She lost atil feathers and large patches, then started to walk low like she … read more
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One of my hens appears to be ill. Her feathers are all puffed
One of my hens appears to be ill. Her feathers are all puffed out as if she were cold and she moves very little. She is also lighter in weight than her coop mates. She is about 8 months old. I have ha… read more
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We have a small flock of chickens, all seem to be healthy,
We have a small flock of chickens, all seem to be healthy, good layers, peaceful. One of the barred rocks has had bare, red, irritated flesh on vent area since she was a chick, now this seems to be wo… read more
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Hi i have a new flock of 6 chickens that i just purchased in
Hi i have a new flock of 6 chickens that i just purchased in may . I have been keeping them seperate from my other flock of 4 due to pecking,i have tried to introduce them a few times but the older he… read more
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Several of my layer hens have had featherless butts since early
Several of my layer hens have had featherless butts since early spring. Now I see a couple that have picked their feathers off of the crop area and at least one that is losing feathers off of her head… read more
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Why are my chickens attacking each other and plucking the chickens rear ends. They have already pecked one to death. We believe their diet is well balanced and they have fresh water each day. We have … read more
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