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I have 6 month old backyard chickens and have regularly been getting soft shelled eggs even though they have already been laying for about 2 months. Today I found what I think is a lash egg. What shou… read more
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Very watery poop. 2 month old chickens. About 1 week. A shit
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My two two week old Easter egger and black barred rock
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I have 3 chickens that have quit laying eggs. They appear to
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Chicken has been extended neck, shaking head and making a horrid crow and continously gaping mouth to breath … read more
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veterinarian, practice owner
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She looks egg bound. An Easter Egger hen. Since yesterday
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I have 4 chickens. 1 has had diarrhea now for 3 weeks. I'm
I have 4 chickens. 1 has had diarrhea now for 3 weeks. I'm starting to get worried. … read more
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My Brown Shaver Hen only lays 2 or 3 eggs each week. Some
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I have a 2 week old chick that is lethargic, not eating
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My birds combs have some occasional spots. Dark hard ones to
My birds combs have some occasional spots. Dark hard ones to white tiny ones. If a smoker flicked their cigarette ash and it landed on your birds comb. It may be nothing and it may be the start of a s… read more
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Can I give my easter egger human Cipro. .. i have 500 mg
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My 4 year old Easter egger is making mewling noises and seems
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hens: two year old..diarrhea dripping..little more..thought maybe
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Dr. Bob
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I recently bought 100+ chickens for my egg laying business.
I recently bought 100+ chickens for my egg laying business. After purchasing the birds I noticed that some were acting sick so I seperated them from the rest of the flock. Two of the chickens died so … read more
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