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I have a six week old chick who I noticed yesterday had a
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Our chicken's eyelid is swollen shut and the wattle on the same side as the swollen eye is also swollen. Any suggestions as to what we should do?… read more
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I have a 2 yr old cheek conour, first time Mom, with four
I have a 2 yr old green cheek conour, first time Mom, with four eggs. She is in her box and she and dad very attentive, however she didn't buid a nest. She has plenty of material to choose from. My co… read more
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My 6 1/2 week old chick has been sleepier than all other (7)
My 6 1/2 week old chick has been sleepier than all other (7) chicks. She doesn't open her eyes, only to eat and peck around the crate. She eats & drinks well, is growing well, feathering out beautiful… read more
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I have one rooster with bad mucous drainage, he seems fine
I have one rooster with bad mucous drainage, he seems fine one minute and then is down the next his eyes are red but not swollen, another hen seems to be gasping for breath and I don't notice any muco… read more
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Dr. Bob
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We have 7 we old easter egger and Barred Rock chicks.. they
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I have had about 20 chickens die after going sluggish for a
I have had about 20 chickens die after going sluggish for a day or so over the past 3 months. Took two into vet and we have a preliminary diagnosis of probable Marek's disease. However, I have never o… read more
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One of my 12 week old chicks is lethargic when not feeding/participati
One of my 12 week old chicks is lethargic when not feeding/participating with the rest. The first thing I noticed is one eye closing and her standing very still. She rests a lot. Her droppings looked … read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
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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My 3 month old Black Copper Maran rooster has clear to yellowish
My 3 month old Black Copper Maran rooster has clear to yellowish discharge from his beak/nose and a little bit of bubbly eye discharge in one eye. No sneezing, loss of appetite/water, everything else … read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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My Chocolate Orpington is about twenty weeks old. Since we
My Chocolate Orpington is about twenty weeks old. Since we have had her (about 5weeks), she has had a whitish discharge from both eyes. She shakes her head and it comes off. On some days there is none… read more
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Dr. Bob
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I think my brood of 24 dual purpose hens have Coryza though
I think my brood of 24 dual purpose hens have Coryza though only one is symptomatic with a swollen face particularly around the eyes. I have a dozen week old chicks in my house , I was going to swap o… read more
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my chickens are rattly when they breath some had a nasal discharge,diarhea,some
my chickens are rattly when they breath some had a nasal discharge,diarhea,some have died,,i have treated with antibiotics 2 times,when i get new chickens they get it too.they seem to have a fever,get… 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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hens: fed..odd eggs since starting to lay..color than normal
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chick: 6 three week old pullets..watery liquid..just a battle wound
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a hen chicken who has been lethargic and not eating
I have a hen chicken who has been lethargic and not eating over the last few days. Her comb is bright red but is drooping. She sits down and shakes her head and closes her eyes but when I approach her… read more
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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my 3 month old chick has been loosing its feathers for a couple
my 3 month old chick has been loosing its feathers for a couple of weeks. I treated it with dust for mites a couple of weeks ago and she has been eating and drinking fine. But is continuing to loose f… read more
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