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My 7 month old silkie hens have gone lame. One went lame and
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I have a 4 month old chicken and she has a soft "sqishy" spot at the bottom of her neck/ top of her chest, no pain, eating and drinking okay, Watery bathroom, no blood. … read more
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I have seven (7) beautiful hens, of different breeds. I
I have seven (7) beautiful hens, of different breeds. I noticed my Welsummer hen today was just standing around, not running or eating. They foraged in my back yard today. They love it when I let them… read more
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my polish black featherd hen has her feathers looking grey
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I have some hens that have lost feathers and the skin is very
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my jersey giant hens have lost feathers on thier backs and
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My rooster is 21 weeks old this Thursday. He started limping
My rooster is 21 weeks old this Thursday. He started limping around noon today. He is not using his right leg much. It looks like he has arthritis in his foot. He tries to walk on it, but it looks pai… read more
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Two of my four hens have ruffed-up looking feathers on their
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hen: less than 12 mths old, has become listless, unsteady..crop
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Chicken has watery Eyes also nasal discharge If this is a upper respiratory infection what antibiotic can I use for a laying hen.… read more
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I have a small group of chickens, 5 hens and 1 rooster. Ive
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My chickens were not sexed before I got then, How can I tell the roosters from the hens. They are about 3-4 months old at this time.… read more
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