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I have an egg laying rhode island red that seems to have a
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My chicken can't stand up, I think she may be dying. She was
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I have a flock of only two (pampered) hens since 2010. My 4
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I have a Rhode Island red hen that I recently found on the
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All four of my laying hens have swollen crops. They also are
All four of my laying hens have swollen crops. They also are dropping feathers. They free range in my large backyard and are cooped at night. Their major diet is an organic grain mix. Plenty of fresh … read more
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I have a Silkie girl with a milky substance all over her
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Dr. Bob
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Hi, we have a flock of eleven one year old hens, no roosters.
Hi, we have a flock of eleven one year old hens, no roosters. Four are Barred Rocks, four Rhode Island Reds, one Buff Orpington and two white Sex Links. For several months a number of them have been l… read more
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There are no vets in the Northern Va. area who will examine a hen other than an exotic pet vet who will charge us a small fortune. So, what can I do in the mean time, give her increased greens and sus… read more
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My chicken is a Rhode Island Red mature hen. She has a cough
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We have 3 hens who were 2 yrs old last April. They two Rhode
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15 chickens seem healthy except for loss of head and neck feathers.
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Chicken (normally one egg per day layer) produced 2 eggs in one day (yesterday). Second egg was incomplete with only partial shell. Hen had been very off colour the night before. feed is layer mash pl… read more
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I recently had a rhode Island hen that got injured. I put her
I recently had a rhode Island hen that got injured. I put her (?) in a separate pen hoping that she would survive. She did, thankfully, while she was healing I found three eggs in the pen with her, I … read more
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