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A new chicken started hanging around my yard. She has a
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My 6 month old buckeye hen stopped laying a week ago after
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One of my young hes was laying normal eggs a few weeks a go,
One of my young hes was laying normal eggs a few weeks a go, then suddenly she layis laying eggs with a very thin eggshell and some bumps on it. What is causing … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I have a 9 month old chicken hen -she stopped walking a few
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I have a small, young flock of backyard chickens (8 hens, 2
I have a small, young flock of backyard chickens (8 hens, 2 years old). My White Leghorn ("Legs") stopped laying about a month ago and I assumed she was stressed or going into molt. She then became li… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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ok i have 15 laying hens an one rooster an they all have come
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Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
I have a problem with my flock (11 girls ranging in age from
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My sex-link hen is walking hunched over with tail feathers
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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I have three - 18 month old, twelve - 8-9 month old and nine - 5-6 month old hens. I have 2 Bantam hens. All are Rhode Island Reds. We just purchased the 5-6 month old hens and introduced them into th… read more
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