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I have 4 bantams and rooster. One had 6 chicks. One of those
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Doctoral Degree
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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I have 3 African Pearl grey guineas hens that are not eating
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Doctoral Degree
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One of my 16 week old guinea hens is acting strange. She seems
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Our hens have stopped laying.for six wees. The have all finished
Our hens have stopped laying.for six wees. The have all finished mating and their feathers have grown back They are from one year to three years old.We have 6hens, Two pullets at POL, and one rooster … read more
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Dr_Kitty
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My flock of (now) 8 hens were born on May 10th of this year.
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I have 5 bantams "hens" that are 3 months old. Turns out the
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Several of my two year old laying hens have appeared to have
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Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
chicken: Suddenly stopped laying eggs and she has begun biting herself
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Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
hen: shows signs..signs of labored breathing and a comb..herself
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a small flock of chickens 2 rooster 3hens 2 guineas
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LennyDVM
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ive got an organic egg raiser as a client. he has 2500 chickens
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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hen: lost hte feathers on her back..sensitive..behavior..hiding
I have a blue cochin hen about 1 year old who has lost hte feathers on her back. She has a lot of scabbing and mottling, with the skin being hard it seems sensitive. She is displaying behavior of bein… read more
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
hens: think my..attacked one..dried blood..Hides during the day.
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Doctoral Degree
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My roosters are getting swollen knuckles in their feet. One
My roosters are getting swollen knuckles in their feet. One older bird is so bad he has lost the first knuckles on one foot. The youngest rooster is fine. They are all separated, too and the two roost… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
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Doctoral Degree
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chickens: her twice I had to bring her in the house to nurse her back
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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I have 25 chickens and 3 roosters and I just noticed that the
I have 25 chickens and 3 roosters and I just noticed that the hens are loosing their feathers around their neck and their back end and the area around is very reddened. What could be the problem?… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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I have two roosters in with fifteen hens. All are 10 months old. Hens are laying well. Roosters have lost feathers around their tail and vent, also some tail feathers. Skin above vent and some on tail… read more
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