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My grand daughter has four pullets about 5 or 6 mo old. one
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We have two pullets (roughly 4 months old), one of which has
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I'm wondering what to do about tapeworm in chickens.
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I have young pullets that I just raised from baby chicks.
I have young pullets that I just raised from baby chicks. All were fine. Healthy. They are almost 5 months old now and all of a sudden, starting with one of my other momma hens, she was fine, eating r… read more
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Took her to the vet (who is now gone until Tuesday) three
Took her to the vet (who is now gone until Tuesday) three days ago for standing around breathing with open-beak. Vet could find nothing wrong physically, did a throat culture which was negative, so be… read more
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I have a couple of mocking birds we rescued after their nest
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Fiona! I have the same question about the peacock, he keeps
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What wormer medicine do I need to give my 9 mo old silkie chickens
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I have a young pullets that seems to have waterery poop draining.
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Hi my name isXXXXX have a Croad Langshan pullet with a
Hi my name isXXXXX have a Croad Langshan pullet with a craw problem. I noticed at just a few days old that her craw looked fuller than the other chickens. It didn't seem to bother her but it has kept … read more
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I have seven 11-week old pullets (Welsummers, Buff Orpingtons,
I have seven 11-week old pullets (Welsummers, Buff Orpingtons, and Ameraucanas). They are vigorous and seem well, eating and drinking fine. I noticed tonight that one Welsummer and one Ameraucana seem… read more
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healthy..eats, drinks and is active but her manure in watery and loose
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my rooster shakes his head, streches his neck, gapes his beak,
my rooster shakes his head, streches his neck, gapes his beak, and has a little wheez after his crow i think it is gapeworm. what can I give him to kill this here is th USA? have used ivmec, pyrantel,… read more
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I have 9 bantams who live semi- free range in my garden.
I have 9 bantams who live semi- free range in my garden. Some of them are sneezing and extending their necks, but seem ok otherwise. one is not well, with a bubbly throat, beak open, not really eating… read more
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pet..loves..lot of mucus coming out of her mouth and breaths heavily
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