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Yesterday I went out to check on the birds and one sounds
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About 2 days ago we noticed her limping. Last night I found
About 2 days ago we noticed her limping. Last night I found her laying on the ground unable to move. I brought her in the house. I was able to get her to drink and eat some dried worms. She has pooped… read more
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My chicken seemed very healthy, but fell il quick and died.
My chicken seemed very healthy, but fell il quick and died. She came out of the coop yesterday morning and fell onto her breast. I picked her up and petted her and removed her from the others, I thoug… read more
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My backyard chicken's comb is turning black and she is
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I have 2 Polish hens ( 6 months old) that have growths on
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Is beak clicking a sign of a certain illness in chickens?
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My Leghorn has black spots on her face and comb and just doesnt
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I have 3 exbats and who i have had for a few years. two of
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I have a plymouth hen that is 5 1/2 years old. 2 days ago she
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