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Our red shaver hen just over a year old has become lethargic
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I have a hen who is feeling poorly, she seems weak and has yellow, greenish yolk caked around her vent. Could an egg have broken inside? What can I do. Flush her out with a turkey baster?… read more
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Hi one of my hens has just gone through her first moulting. She lost and then regrew feathers, started laying eggs again for about a week, then lost some more feathers. At this stage the weather dropp… read more
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I have a small, young flock of backyard chickens (8 hens, 2
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I have a nearly 2 year old Rhode Island Red hen. She has not
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hens: fluffed..eyes closed..pale..sh had liquid coming out of her vent
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I have a problem with my flock (11 girls ranging in age from
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We think our chicken is egg bound. We dont know she last lay
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Good Afternoon. I have a sick hen who is into her 3rd year
Good Afternoon. I have a sick hen who is into her 3rd year of laying I think. She has been behaving unusally for a few days in that initially she stopped scratching around the garden looking for food … read more
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We have a chicken, who has not been laying for about 4 months.
We have a chicken, who has not been laying for about 4 months. She has just about finished moulting and has a cough but with no discharge from the nose at all. I think she has been generally run down.… read more
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My 18 month old barred rock hen quit laying about 4 or 5 days
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My Rhode island hen has been very active now she stays in one
My Rhode island hen has been very active now she stays in one spot with her eyes closed. she looks like she very depress. Her appetite is bad only drinks water and has watery stools stools. Also she's… read more
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