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I noticed this morning that one of my chickens seems to be
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One of my chickens is paralyzed she is 5 months old she
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I have a rooster - 10 weeks old - that one day was found
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My chicken is lying with her legs out behind her, I don't
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I have two chickens that have been trouble standing. One was
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9 month old chicken began struggling to walk and would
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I just noticed my 7.5-month-old buff orpington has diarrhea
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I have a hen aprox 1year old , a silkie. she just started laying
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I have a seven month old Maran chicken with respiratory distress.
I have a seven month old Maran chicken with respiratory distress. She is chirping (sneezing), is lethargic, her tail is drooping. She appears to be gasping and her bill remains open. She is not eating… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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chicken: one year old..AM...has diarrhea..herself..laying down
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