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One of my hens comb has flopped over. It is a very cold snap
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Why do some of our eggs have a separate opaque disc of albumen
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Yesterday I had to cull one of our back yard chickens. She
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Hi, One of my chickens, a Light Brahma, has been sneezing
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Two year old Barred Plymouth Rock hen, very healthy, and active right up until last night. This morning found bird collapsed with clear/yellowish liquid coming from mouth and nose. No dietary changes,… read more
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hen: which is about 28 weeks old..for laying eggs..runt
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I have 27 hens plus one creamy leighton rooster,two young plymouth
I have 27 hens plus one creamy leighton rooster,two young plymouth rock roosters(one has lost a eye due to injury?my vet removed it as it was not responding to meds..Now i can't let him forrage in the… read more
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Hi Vet on line, Recently I got a hen and two 5-month old
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Hi, need some advice. I have a black rock chicken which may
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I purchased four Hybrid chickens on 11 February 2011. It was
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hens: fed..odd eggs since starting to lay..color than normal
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hens: backyard..started laying slightly bloodied eggs..bleeding
We have 3 backyard hens 2 are approx a year and one approx 5 months in age. A couple of days ago one of the older hens started laying slightly bloodied eggs. Then had some significant bleeding from th… read more
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Hi, Have an Isa Brown hen aged about 21/2 years. She stands
Hi, Have an Isa Brown hen aged about 21/2 years. She stands in one place the whole day and doesn't struggle when picked up. She has a pale comb which is still erect, is puffed up and shivering/trembli… read more
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I have three pet hens that we received as chicks about May 1st. Two of the three began laying the end of August/beginning of Sept. However, now only one of the hens lays with any consistency. The othe… read more
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