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My hen is not pooping much but strains to do it a lot. I
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One of my hens passed on Sunday. When I picked her up, I was
One of my hens passed on Sunday. When I picked her up, I was shocked when I felt her breast, and it was only her bone that I could feel. I was devastated.Though it's been really hot, I keep fans and f… read more
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About 6 mos ago got 3 chickens, one started holding neck in
about 6 mos ago got 3 chickens, one started holding neck in and gradually progressed to ataxia and died, about 3 weeks later the second chicken started with keeping one eye closed initially looked lik… read more
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I have a chicken with bumblefoot. I am soaking its feet in warm water with Epsom salts and applying Neomycin. But I also have some Amoxicillin tablets left over from when my cat was sick. They are 100… read more
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I have a chicken, who is 2 or 3 years old. We have just
I have a chicken, who is 2 or 3 years old. We have just returned from holiday and my mum has been looking after the chickens (5 in total). We noticed that Bella is very listless and will not move out of the way if you go near her. Her belly is very swollen and feels warm, but you can feel her breastbone. She sits down a lot and can't even jump over the wooden plank to get out of the run into the garden. Her tail is bobbing up and down as she breathes and she looks very sorry for herself. I watched her yesterday and she was eating and drinking OK. Her comb was very pale and small, so I put some shellmax and poultry cider vinegar in the water, which she drank and her comb returned to red, but still small. I also put some Flubenvet in the pellets. She is still very poorly and if you try to pick her up she falls over as she can't walk very well. Any ideas? … read more
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Hi. One of my chickens has lost some feathers including all
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I have had my chickens for 3 months now. Two have established
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Is beak clicking a sign of a certain illness in chickens?
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I have a pekin bantom chicken that is spending a lot of time
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Help!!!! My hen is having difficulty bearing the weight of
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chicken: months old..soft..dirty feathers below her vent..yellowish
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I have three chickens one of which is having problems laying
I have three chickens one of which is having problems laying we think shes egg bound what can we do… read more
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budgies: 2yrs old..last couple..its feathers up, its eating well
i have two budgies one over 2yrs old other about 5mths old. the younger has started in the last couple of weeks to put its head into the back of its neck nearly all the time. it puffs its feathers up,… read more
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my son has a female parakeet maybe 8 yrs. old . weve noticed
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Do cockatiels generally breath through their mouth and what
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Our chicken was foudn several days ago away from the coop,
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budgie: She usually mimics different sounds like she barks
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I have a plymouth hen that is 5 1/2 years old. 2 days ago she
I have a plymouth hen that is 5 1/2 years old. 2 days ago she became very weak that she can barely walk without almost falling over. She cannot get into the hen house at night as she is took weak. Whe… read more
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