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My hen is thin and losing her feathers around her neck.
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I may be too late but I'm really hoping. New to chickens.
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We have a 3ish month old Mille Fleur d'uccle pullet. The
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One of my young hes was laying normal eggs a few weeks a go,
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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A muscovey duck lays soft eggs and has extreme difficulty
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,070 satisfied customers
My Rhode Island Red, one and one half yrs old has stopped
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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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2-Rhodes and 1 Buff Orph., each 1 1/2 yrs. of age. Have not
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Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
My chicken (Jenny) has been ill since Sunday. Her symtoms are
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Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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Hi,Our 19 week old Easter Egger chicken has been having some
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
We have a small flock of chickens. Various breeds. We have
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One of my hens has passed a what appears to be a soft, partially
One of my hens has passed a what appears to be a soft, partially formed eggshell - very soft and papery, found in the nest box. All the hens seem well and laying regularly but I'm new to henkeeping an… read more
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Dr. B.
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chickens: One lays an egg with a very thin shell..nest all the time
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DrBen
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
hen: month old..in my bathroom in a large cage..her stool
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I have aquired a 16 year old, female ostrich. What is the
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hens: hatched..no signs..strange egg appeared but we couldt specify
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