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I had 12 chickens that are now around 4 months old - various
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My 9 week old silkie suddenly passed away. I am not sure
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It seems that every day one bird comes out with its eye
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I've lost 2 chickens and now I have another sick with the
I've lost 2 chickens and now I have another sick with the same symptoms. She is acting drunk...can't stand up with out tipping over. The others were having trouble holding their heads up. What can I d… read more
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My chickens I think are sick with something. Small backyard
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We are raising Cornish cross meat birds and have lost two this
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Doctoral Degree
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I lost 16 chickens over noc to raccoon. (horrible) A family
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Dr. Bob
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One of our 9 chickens has become very sick. 3 days ago she
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7,940 satisfied customers
I have a sick chicken. She was laying in the nesting box all
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swollen eyes nasel drainage, sneezing chicken and 1 peacock, what can I get to stop this infection..... I have about 35 birds... I have separated the 2 sick ones… read more
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I started out with about 24 chicken of different breeds. About
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Our 11 yr. old cockatiel just died about an hour ago. He acted
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Hi have chickens and turkeys. A friend gave some barn chickens
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