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My hen has just finished treatment for lead and zinc
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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
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I've done a lot of research, and I'm almost positive my hen
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I have a large cage with peach and white Doves. I've noticed
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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I have a young pullet recently started laying, her eggs have
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What would cause my hen to retain fluid to the extent that
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Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
Chicken is squinting the left eye, wattles pale, lethargic,
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Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Hello There- One of our hens, a 1 year old Easter Egger,
Hello There- One of our hens, a 1 year old Easter Egger, seemed a little sluggish a few days ago. She normally lays every couple of days, and it had been 3 days since her last egg, so I started to wor… read more
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
We bought four chickens 2 1/2 years ago from a free range chicken
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Doctoral Degree
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In my flock I have one Khaki Campbell and two white Indian
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Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
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Doctoral Degree
1,388 satisfied customers
one of my chickens died 3 weeks ago, the other two were fine
one of my chickens died 3 weeks ago, the other two were fine and now another seems to have the same symptoms. tail down low, lethargic not eating and staying out of the way, also the diarhoea is now p… read more
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Bachelor's Degree
1,292 satisfied customers
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
chicken: swollen..egg..warm water for about 20 minutes..past 3 days
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Dr. Elaine
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Doctoral Degree
1,388 satisfied customers
Hi I have 3 chickens one of which i have noticed is unwell.
Hi I have 3 chickens one of which i have noticed is unwell. This morning when i went to get them up.She was last out of the coop.I saw that her comb was to one side and her tail was down. She drank lo… read more
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Andrea Roberts
veterinary surgeon
Bachelor's Degree
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we have a chicken who seems to be blind in one eye (gone opaque
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Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
1,297 satisfied customers
I have a quaker parrot with a history of yolk peritonitis.
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