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I have 2 Rhode Island Red Hens that are sneezing, runny nose
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Water belly was thinks no of draining it my self this
Water belly was thinks no of draining it my self this morning … read more
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Chicken with swollen eye and it is shut. 11/2 year old. She
She does not want to eat or eat much. Shows sign of being sleepy. I feed her by hand and give her water by mouth with droplet. but left eye is shut and swollen… read more
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Have a hen, Rohde Island Red with one eye lid closed over
Have a hen, Rohde Island Red with one eye lid closed over and the area around the eye vey swollen. Other eye is bright and clear. She is eating well and behaving normally. Tends to keep her distance f… read more
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I have a hen who is not drinking or eating, she went through
I have a hen who is not drinking or eating, she went through her molt about 2 months ago, so she stopped egg laying during the molt. The molt is finished now. Is the hen egg bound or is there somethin… read more
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We just moved to a new home and Have adopted the 4 hens that
We just moved to a new home and Have adopted the 4 hens that were living here. They have all been doing great. They are caged in a coup & have a hen house they all go into at night. One started moltin… read more
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I have a red golden pheasant she has a red puffy head and dry
I have a red golden pheasant she has a red puffy head and dry scaley legs I've tried dusting and Oxyteracycline but no use what else can I do for her?… read more
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I have over 100 chickens. I have two young hens with very swollen
I have over 100 chickens. I have two young hens with very swollen pussy eyes on one side. I'm afraid this will spread to my whole flock. I had a duck with the same thing but in both eyes. I gave the h… read more
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I am new to chicken farming and I just recently purchased 1
I am new to chicken farming and I just recently purchased 1 brown leghorn rooster and 5 red sex link hens from an individual at our local "sale barn". One of the hens seemed very lethargic and stayed … read more
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This summer I had a hen die from something I have never encountered
This summer I had a hen die from something I have never encountered before. About two months later, a rooster died from the same, and now I have another hen suffering from this. Her eyes are swollen s… read more
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I have a turkey who is holding his head and neck in a hunched
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Doctoral Degree
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Chicken has watery Eyes also nasal discharge If this is a
Chicken has watery Eyes also nasal discharge If this is a upper respiratory infection what antibiotic can I use for a laying hen.… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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I think my brood of 24 dual purpose hens have Coryza though
I think my brood of 24 dual purpose hens have Coryza though only one is symptomatic with a swollen face particularly around the eyes. I have a dozen week old chicks in my house , I was going to swap o… read more
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birds: have a respitory infection..sneezing..we need to treat with?
Our young birds have a respitory infection. They have sneezing, and chest rattleing. What do we need to treat with? Kathy… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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Hen: wheezing..3 years old and had diarrhea for about a week then died
Have a Rhode Island Red Hen that is 3 years old and has started wheezing. What should I do? Also had another Rhode Island Red Hen that was 3 years old and had diarrhea for about a week then died. Are … read more
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Doctoral Degree
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chicken: looked sleepy..one eye had little bubbles/foam..breathing
I have bought 4 chickens at an auction on Saturday, they all looked fine until today when one chicken looked sleepy and didn't come out of the coop. On closer examination the hen had one closed eye, o… read more
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Chicken with swollen eye, hard scabby bump on her back. pics
Bantam hen has swollen left eye and hard, scabby bump on her back. Photos here: http://mikeandlisasfamily.shutterfly.com/19… read more
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Bachelor's Degree
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chickens: small flock..feathers as if she were just molting
I have a small flock of chickens which i keep in 2 separate pens side by side. They are all silkie bantems. One of my hens began to loose some feathers as if she were just molting, but it has continue… read more
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