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Dear Dr. Salkin, I have an 8 month old cuckoo Marans hen
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We have a small backyard flock consisting of 6 chickens.
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My 2 year old hen has one eye shut, going on a week. She
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Can I give my easter egger human Cipro. .. i have 500 mg
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Sick chicken. I have a one year old Ameraucana hen. She
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Hello. About two months ago I found my 1 yr old Black Cooper
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I am new to chicken farming and I just recently purchased 1
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My Leghorn has black spots on her face and comb and just doesnt
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I have a Warren laying hen who has been showing these symptoms
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My 8 month-old New Hampshire Red hen has had a runny dark stool
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My 18 month old barred rock hen quit laying about 4 or 5 days
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I have ex battery hens. I found one of the hens yesterday with
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One of my hens has been losing her feathers at her bottom end.
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I have a hen chicken who has been lethargic and not eating
I have a hen chicken who has been lethargic and not eating over the last few days. Her comb is bright red but is drooping. She sits down and shakes her head and closes her eyes but when I approach her… read more
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