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I came home to finding that one of my hens is lethargic and
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we have 80 chicken chicks and 20 turkey chicks - 3 days old
we have 80 chicken chicks and 20 turkey chicks - 3 days old - and so far 2 turkeys arrived dead, 2 have died since, and one chicken chick has died today. They all seem to start breathing through their… read more
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I am new to chickens. I started out with two that were 3-4
I am new to chickens. I started out with two that were 3-4 months old. when they got to be 5-6 months old, I added two more, 3-4 months more. Of my two oldest, one of them started producing eggs, then… read more
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weird symptom in my chickens- one just died at 6 weeks old.
weird symptom in my chickens- one just died at 6 weeks old. NO symptoms, then they lay down. no energy, some times hard breathing. foul clear fluid runs from vent, some thick clear fluid in mouth, con… read more
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I think that I have a chicken who ate a poisonous plant, is
I think that I have a chicken who ate a poisonous plant, is there anything to do for the chicken? It has been very weak and lethargic for 3 days now… read more
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I had a rooster that just died. He had been having this gray
I had a rooster that just died. He had been having this gray matter around his vent for months. I wormed him, and hoped it would go away. It didn't. I brought him into town around my other chickens. Y… read more
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we just got our new chicks from the hatchery yesturday and
we just got our new chicks from the hatchery yesturday and one was lethargic and not active. wouldn't eat or drink unless shown the waterer and food. Now this morning we woke to find another chick lis… read more
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I have just lost 2, 3month old hens. Another looks like it
I have just lost 2, 3month old hens. Another looks like it may be sick too, it will probably die tomorrow; they only last a day. They seem to have a runny stool but no blood. I have them on a pelleted… read more
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hi My silkie birds have a white scour coming out of them.
hi My silkie birds have a white scour coming out of them. One has already died from it and now I see 2 more with the same thing... What do I do?… read more
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chickens: became lethargic with runny diarrhea..feathers..appetite
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I had a baby chicken about 2 months old, started to make a
I had a baby chicken about 2 months old, started to make a weird sound, then it started to lay and not move, then another one's leg got limp, we separated the chickens form the other ones, then the on… read more
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my chickens are coming down with swollen eyes,they gasp for
my chickens are coming down with swollen eyes,they gasp for air and it seems they fiil up with fluid or something.I had this problem this winter after recieving a couple of silkies. one just died in t… read more
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eggs..winter, then stopped laying, permanently, at 2 years of age
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I have a @ 5 month old Isa Brown bought from a bird auction
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i have a sick rooster when he breaths it sounds like hes gurguling
i have a sick rooster when he breaths it sounds like he's gurguling or is all stuffed up he's not realy acting sick though he's eating and drinking and out and about with the other birds. Also none of… read more
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one of my chickens died 3 weeks ago, the other two were fine
one of my chickens died 3 weeks ago, the other two were fine and now another seems to have the same symptoms. tail down low, lethargic not eating and staying out of the way, also the diarhoea is now p… read more
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Hello - my elderly mother had a sun conure for 5 years and 2 parakeets - separate cages and very well cared for. When she got up this morning she found all 3 birds dead. They were completely fine yest… read more
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