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My chicken won't walk forward. He will only move backwards
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My grandson has 11 silkier chickens. One of them began
My grandson has 11 silkier chickens. One of them began tucking her head under her belly which then caused her to start rolling. What might cause this and is there a fix?… read more
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Our 2 week old chick was fine but 3 days ago started ducking
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ok. my showgirl has wry neck. Took her to vet and they did
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I suspect a young hen in my flock has wry neck. How can I treat
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I am new to owning baby chicks. They are not quite 2 weeks
I am new to owning baby chicks. They are not quite 2 weeks old yet. We just had one chick die last night of unknown causes - she was fine one day and the next suddenly would not eat anything or drink … read more
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my goose cannot balance, he nearly topples over when he tries
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I raise & show nice quality Silkies. A couple of weeks ago
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Two and a half weeks ago, I got three new chicks (about 3-4
Two and a half weeks ago, I got three new chicks (about 3-4 weeks old) and put them with my two 2 week-old sizzle chicks. The very next day, one of the chicks died. It had looked very sleepy, eating a… read more
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I want to thank Dr. Bob for his suggestion of a possible treatment
I want to thank Dr. Bob for his suggestion of a possible treatment for Petunia, our bantie hen who was laying soft shelled eggs and having a milky discharge. He suggested pulverizing egg shell and fee… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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We have a approx 10 day old chick that was fine when we purchased
We have a approx 10 day old chick that was fine when we purchased it, but now cannot use its legs. We have been supporting it so it can eat & drink. Is there anything else we should be doing? Is this … read more
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have a 12 day old chicken that I think has diarrhoea. When
I have a 12 day old chicken that I think has diarrhoea. When we got the chic, from the wholesaler they told us it was vaccinated. We checked with our vet and he said it was okay to give it Baycox catt… read more
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
chicken: month old female..tucked..eat and I can get her to drink.
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I purchased 7 chicks from a broker who got the chicks from
I purchased 7 chicks from a broker who got the chicks from Privett Hatchery and then kept them at his chicken facility for 3 days until I was able to get them from him. Six have died, becoming more an… read more
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chicks: were healthy till june..slight limp..started limping late june
Hello, we purchased 15 chicks in March. All were healthy till June, one had a slight limp and was dead the next day, no sign of trauma. Another started limping late June or early July. We thought she … read more
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I have a two year old Speckled Sussex rooster who has been
I have a two year old Speckled Sussex rooster who has been sick for two weeks. It's almost as if he's had a stroke, staggering around and twisting his head to one side. He's gotten progressively worse… read more
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I have a silkie chicken approximately 4 - 5 months old. I have
I have a silkie chicken approximately 4 - 5 months old. I have had no problems until Thursday, when the bird woke up with a wry neck. Other than the chicken walking backwards/circles it does not appea… read more
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