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My cockatoo started making a wheezing noise today. Very
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6 month old hen acting subdued and not interested in food.
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I found one of my buff Orpington hens dead with no apparent
I found one of my buff Orpington hens dead with no apparent signs of trauma. I noticed that some of the other hens are missing feathers on their lower backs near their tail feathers. I also have a roo… read more
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I have a 4 month old buff orpington who is wheezing and straining
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I have a Buff Orpington chicken who is almost a year and a
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Doctoral Degree
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hens: No other sx; no cough, runny nose, swollen eyes or sneezing.
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Just went out to check chickens and found small Rhode Island
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Doctoral Degree
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One of my hens, Geronimo, is not well. She is a Buff Orpington,
One of my hens, Geronimo, is not well. She is a Buff Orpington, about 4 years. She is lethargic for a couple of days. Will drink small amounts of water, uninterested in food. Her comb is listing to th… read more
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Bachelor's Degree
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my grey parrott, now 30 years has started to chirp, she sounds
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Doctoral Degree
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We have a small flock of 7 hens and one rooster. Born in late
We have a small flock of 7 hens and one rooster. Born in late March 2009, most began laying early to mid August. Our 2 Buff Orpingtons are causing concern. One insists on brooding and we have isolated… read more
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