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We have a rooster who has stopped crowing and is making a
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DrPatsyFields
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I have a young Ameraucana rooster (about 4.5 months old) who
I have a young Ameraucana rooster (about 4.5 months old) who became lame around 3.5-4 months. He initially was very healthy and mobile - then suddenly couldn't walk/stand properly. His legs cross, whi… read more
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My rooster suddenly stopped crowing and is staying in the
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I have a 4 month old chicken and she has a soft "sqishy"
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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I have a two year old rooster that has stopped crowing and
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Dr. Daniel G
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a small flock of older chickens (over 2.5 years old).
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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i have 14 hens and 1 barred rock rooster two days ago the rooster
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Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have a 1 1/2 year old rooster who has developed some interesting
I have a 1 1/2 year old rooster who has developed some interesting symptoms. He looks great, feathers are good, seems to be eating well, crowing and active...however, he has been doing something that … read more
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Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
My 3 year old chook passed away last night. Her crop was full
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
This is concerning a rooster. It can crow but there were a
This is concerning a rooster. It can crow but there were a few days that it couldn't but that was several months ago when it first started this. Crows really good but goes around squeaking ( squeaks l… read more
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Dr. Gardner
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Our bantam rooster's comb has darkened to a burgandy color
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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
ok i have 15 laying hens an one rooster an they all have come
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have 5 bantams "hens" that are 3 months old. Turns out the
I have 5 bantams "hens" that are 3 months old. Turns out they are roosters. :( I found a home for them, but they got very aggressive and were attacking other people and other hens (So 3 of the 5 were … read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
One hen could not walk. I put her in a cage. She ate and drank
One hen could not walk. I put her in a cage. She ate and drank well. I washed her rear end and kept her clean. 3 weeks : she died. Now a rooster is exhibiting the same problem. He can still walk a lit… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
My 6 month old rooster was thriving and very alert until 9
My 6 month old rooster was thriving and very alert until 9 days ago. I had introduced 3 pullets 5 days before that, the heat has been over 100 for days on end, and I put fresh straw in the pen. I also… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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My chickens were not sexed before I got then, How can I tell
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Dr. Pat
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