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I added 4 hens to my flock and now all of them are sneezing
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Second opinion] I have an egg laying rhode island red that seems to have a distinct gurgling sound when she breathes. She is eating and drinking normally. No sneezing or visible mucus, she occasionall… read more
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I'm in Los Angeles and have 4 backyard chickens. One has
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We have a rooster that lives with us. He has been making a
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Sick chicken. I have a one year old Ameraucana hen. She
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I am new to chicken farming and I just recently purchased 1
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One of my 12 week old chicks is lethargic when not feeding/participati
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My Chocolate Orpington is about twenty weeks old. Since we
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I have an Orpington Chicken who seems to be having seizures.
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One of our pet chickens started acting funny about 3 weeks
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I have 11 hens. One of them seems unwell. She is fluffed up
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I have a chicken who is breathing through her beak and is wheezing.
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Hi, I a have a pet Pilgrim goose, 1 1/2 years old, that has
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