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We are renting a house and it came with chickens. 2 are in
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My chicken died unexpectedly. I have a flock of 11 and they
My chicken died unexpectedly. I have a flock of 11 and they live in a coop by during evening hours roam free in the yard. She was healthy-looking, happy chicken of 2,5 years old. She was on the top of… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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My Red Sex link hen just over last few days has lost some feathers
My Red Sex link hen just over last few days has lost some feathers around neck and looks like she has some white stuff around comb. The only thing different is weather has been in the 20's at night fo… read more
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Dr. Pat
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I recently purchased 4 laying hens. I was told they were aprox.
I recently purchased 4 laying hens. I was told they were aprox. 1 year old. one Americana who lays green eggs. Two reds and one blonde one, not sure the breed. I have had them now for two weeks, kept … read more
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I found one of my leghorns(I had 2) dead in the coop yard,on
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I bought 4 lavender orpington pullets about 6 wks. ago from
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Several of my two year old laying hens have appeared to have
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Doctoral Degree
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hens: tail feathers..biting at their own skin and dying.
My hens have lost their back and tail feathers. They are biting at their own skin and dying. I have seen them molt before. This is very different presentation. I keep them in a coop in my barn with my… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
hens: months old..pale..bright red..smallish egg and this isnt
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Can chickens walk up a 4 ramp to get into nesting box How
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I have a speckled sussex approx 3 years of age...exhibited
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I have some 1yr old brown sexlink hens that are laying good,look
I have some 1yr old brown sexlink hens that are laying good,look healthy and are plump. One day they look good and the next day they are dead.I dispose them as soon as I find them. They are totally co… read more
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went out this morning and had one chicken dead. It was one
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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chicken: laying..Their appetite..respiratory..their feather coat
Please help with my chicken disease problem. I had four 5 year old hens who stopped laying months ago. Their appetite is good and they show no respiratory signs, and their feather coat is beautiful. o… read more
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One of my hens, Geronimo, is not well. She is a Buff Orpington,
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I have a 1 1/2 yr. old Road Island Red chicken. She has developed
I have a 1 1/2 yr. old Road Island Red chicken. She has developed black spots on her comb, wattles and ear lobes over the past 2 weeks. What could be causing this & how can she be treated.… read more
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I have a small flock of Rhode Island Reds One year old (5).for
I have a small flock of Rhode Island Reds One year old (5).for the past month to 6 weeks their feathers on their tummy and near tail on top have dropped with no new growth. thought they were broody bu… read more
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Hi, Have an Isa Brown hen aged about 21/2 years. She stands
Hi, Have an Isa Brown hen aged about 21/2 years. She stands in one place the whole day and doesn't struggle when picked up. She has a pale comb which is still erect, is puffed up and shivering/trembli… read more
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