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She has crusty circular black/grey spots, the comb is
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She has a droopy comb and waddle. The underside of her comb
She has a droopy comb and waddle. The underside of her comb has a pale spot. She seems a little slow moving, but it may just be that her comb is covering one eye and she can't see well. … read more
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Hello, my hen has black spots on her comb. Apart from that she's healthy, just started laying eggs again. Would you recommend treatment? Appreciate your advice, thank you … read more
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I have a leghorn rooster (cockerel) that has frostbite on
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Dr. Bob,This is my Leghorn that had the prolapsed vent
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Dr. Bob
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My rooster"s (leghorn) wattle and comb ends are dark, they
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I have a leghorn chickens and some golden comets. I am living
I have a leghorn chickens and some golden comets. I am living in VA and it's been colder here. I have brought the chickens in at night to my basement when the temperature drops below 20 however they a… read more
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Hi, I have five chickens and one of them is not her usual
Hi, I have five chickens and one of them is not her usual self. She has become very quiet and today she just stood still most of the time when they were let out. Every now and then she made an attempt… read more
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we have a brown leghorn that has been somewhat lethargic for
we have a brown leghorn that has been somewhat lethargic for a few week, droopy pale comb with some dark spots. I treated for mites. Today she is falling over and is listless and the comb is black. Sh… read more
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My 8 month old Leghorn stopped laying eggs 1 month ago....I
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chicken: found dead in the pen after coming..feeding..watering..comb
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Dr. Elaine
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Doctoral Degree
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hens: comb..laying down and has lost most..bright red..its mouth open
we have 23 Leghorn hens. over the past couple of days the comb on one of them is laying down and has lost most of its bright red color. it also stand with its mouth open and makes a funny noise once i… read more
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