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I have a 5 month old rooster bantnam red cockerel that all
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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She is limping and can barely apply pressure when she walks.
She is limping and can barely apply pressure when she walks. She is eating and drinking and active as much as possible. we are keeping her in the coop to limit her movement … read more
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She has appeared tired or weak in the legs since Tuesday
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I have a chicken with a raw/scabby sore on her back near her
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Have a very active chicken who was in corner of coop today with head under wing. My husband pulled her out. She won't walk won't eat. Drank a little. Comb bent over. It's been raining and wet in coop … read more
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I have a miniature chicken that we found laying outside of
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My chicken is about 5 years old and all of a sudden
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I have a flock of only two (pampered) hens since 2010. My 4
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My dog attacked one of my hens last night. I rescued her, and
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I need help with my chicken, she is flopping around like she
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I have an 8 month old blue orpington that is acting very lethargic.
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