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Would my 6 to 9 week old chicks be undergoing some type of
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I am new to the chicken world and have 14 lovely bird that
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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My 3 week old chick. Scissor beak. One eye. May have wry
My 3 week old chick. Scissor beak. One eye. May have wry neck. Idk. She sounds like she has bubbles when she breaths and occasionally will look like she's yawning outstretched beak wide open. … read more
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Anna
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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I have a flock of 25 hens. 18 of them are 5 weeks old and 6
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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I have just been given a baby cockatiel who has been
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I have a two year old speckled sussex. She has, last two
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Dr. B.
Dr. B.
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21,531 satisfied customers
We have a flock of hens. 10 full grown and 10 pullets at 4
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Dr. Bob
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Dear Dr. Bob, I also have a question about feathering. One
Dear Dr. Bob, I also have a question about feathering. One of my chickens did not seem to get her healthy feathers back after moulting. She is the only one of my 4 that have this problem. The feathers… read more
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
We have 11 1mnth old chicks. one hasnt developed feathers
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
A couple of my chickens are losing lots of feathers, more
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
henrietta is stable, weak, but chirping and eating and drinking
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I have 6 speckled sussex chickens hatched on May 26 of this
I have 6 speckled sussex chickens hatched on May 26 of this year. Healthy except in the last month or so 4 of them have lost a lot of feathers on their back by their tail so there is a bald patch ther… read more
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