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My 2 year old Buff. She she is not laying. Low energy. Her
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My chickens are dying one by one they are healthy and then suddenly die. We did have one that seemed to have a cold and got ruffled feathers and lathargic prior to dying. I think they need an antibiot… read more
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I had a flock of 25. I lost one about a month ago for no
i had a flock of 25. I lost one about a month ago for no apparent reason. 1 more a week ago, now 2 yesterday and 1 today. … read more
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I think I sent in my question a moment ago but did not get a
I think I sent in my question a moment ago but did not get a confirmation... I am in need of a chicken expert. Not birds. I have a flock of young hens that have been dying over the past few months. I … read more
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I have a small, young flock of backyard chickens (8 hens, 2
I have a small, young flock of backyard chickens (8 hens, 2 years old). My White Leghorn ("Legs") stopped laying about a month ago and I assumed she was stressed or going into molt. She then became li… read more
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I have a flock of 35 hens that have been laying since July.
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I have chickens About ten hens and one rooster, I have noticed
I have chickens About ten hens and one rooster, I have noticed over the last few weeks some of them have been losing feathers and skin looks bumpy, I have noticed that all other chickens have been pec… read more
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I have had 3 chickens die within the last 2 weeks. The symptoms
I have had 3 chickens die within the last 2 weeks. The symptoms include the area surrounding the cloaca is very swollen and bloody. After I notice the symptoms it is 4-5 days and I find them dead.… read more
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Dr. Bob
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I had a chicken die last night out of the blue...no apparent trauma to the bird..today I noticed one other chicken has a droopy crown and all of the chickens appear to have a whitishness to the tips o… read more
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It looks like our chickens had a fight (or a cat attacked one
It looks like our chickens had a fight (or a cat attacked one of them and then they ran back into their coop. One of them has a bloody bloody comb (but eyes and rest of head seem alright. The other on… read more
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I have a problem with my flock (11 girls ranging in age from
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Hi again Dr.Bob, I think this will be the last questions I
Hi again Dr.Bob, I think this will be the last questions I have about my chicken problem. This is hard to ask but Im an animal lover and hate animals to suffer. The second "new" chicken that brought i… read more
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i recently acquired a 10 week old wheaten chick only to have
i recently acquired a 10 week old wheaten chick only to have it get sick within the first week of bringing it home. it had the early growth of fowl pox on 1 eye lid area...which was growing but it was… read more
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I have 2 chickens ( 1 roosters and 1 hen) who have showed paralysis
I have 2 chickens ( 1 roosters and 1 hen) who have showed paralysis and eventually death. I have 1 rooster right now that is in the paralysis stage. These chickens are almost 3 years old. My entire fl… read more
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Back in July I bought a Light Sussex chicken with 12 chicks
Back in July I bought a Light Sussex chicken with 12 chicks to go with our 5 existing hens. Everything was fine for the first few weeks, but from week 8 the first chick died, and they have continued t… read more
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I have a mixed poultry flock of standard, bantams, a couple
I have a mixed poultry flock of standard, bantams, a couple of peacocks and 2 turkeys. 13 birds total. I've had birds for 9 years now but this past year have experienced mortality in about 5 bantams w… read more
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Hi , I have a chicken with a enlarged abdomen. We had another
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I bought 100 day old chicks from hatchery. 3 months old they begain to die one at a time , they would lost the uses of they right leg,they would run and move around the pen on one leg,they would stay … read more
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