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I just contacted you about my chicken...got off here
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veterinarian, practice owner
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I have a Cornish cross hen with prolapsed vent. Yesterday
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We have a backyard chicken that is in pretty rough shape and
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I have an emergency with my hen. Can i send you a photo? How
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I have a chicken with a very bright yellow mucus on and
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,921 satisfied customers
Found our 5-6 month old hen laying down in the coop this
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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Thank you for this service. I have some "backyard"
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,921 satisfied customers
I just discovered that my female guinea (2 1/2 yrs) has a
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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I just noticed that the backs of 3 of my chickens, just about
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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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I have 10 backyard chickens that get good care. Noticed irritated
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Hi. My young chicken has a prolapsed vent, i have bathed it
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I have a Jersey Black Giant chicken, 3 years old, always a
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my hen is about ayear old and has started bleeding when she
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Dr. B.
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chickens: became lethargic with runny diarrhea..feathers..appetite
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I have three Barred Rock Hybrid hens in NC. One has become
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Dr. Elaine
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Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
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