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I have a five year old bantam Cochin. She's eating and
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I have a hen and her comb use to stand up all the time and
I have a hen and her comb use to stand up all the time and was bright red now its a dull red and layed over on her head and the tips are a kinda light purple color and ever since she has been this way… read more
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Lame in one leg no weight bearing at all and listless,
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Several of my girls (i have 12) have very pale combs. one in
Several of my girls (i have 12) have very pale combs. one in particular is losing weight, pale comb, and i noticed another of the larger girls has been plucking and eating her feathers. What should i … read more
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My White crested polish was attacked by a weasel. she has
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Good afternoon, I have 3 very large 2 1/2 year old hens and
Good afternoon, I have 3 very large 2 1/2 year old hens and also 3 3 month olds that are not cooped together. A few days ago I noticed one of the big girls, Stella, limping and favoring her left foot.… read more
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bantams: tail..blind..me coming, she has eaten the odd bit..syringe
Dear Dr Bob, Again i need your advice! One of my bantams was on the floor of the coop this morning ie- not roosting, and she now has her head twisted over her back, almost looking at her tail, and she… read more
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A couple of my chickens are losing lots of feathers, more
A couple of my chickens are losing lots of feathers, more than what would be considered the moult. The first was a leghorn. She lost atil feathers and large patches, then started to walk low like she … read more
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Doctoral Degree
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One of our chickens was found dead this morning, there was
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Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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bantam: lumps in the ball of their feet that look like balls of poo
Good morning. Two of my bantam chooks have feet problems. There are lumps in the ball of their feet that look like balls of poo. It wont wash off, and I can't pull it off either. Can this be cured wit… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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Two of my bantam hens were trying to sit on the same nest.
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hen: month old..old blue..not layed an egg for 4 days..tail feathers
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I have black Javas and Rhode Island reds and their cross which
I have black Javas and Rhode Island reds and their cross which is an Auburn Java. Some of the birds have pale combs, some have what appears to be white spots( like broken off feathers about the neck. … read more
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Doctoral Degree
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My chickens are having some type of cold . A few of the hens
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Hi I have three bantam slikies one of them has had untidy feathers
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I have a bantam Rhode Island Red hen that has developed some kind of skin affliction on her head. Her appetite is good, however she is not perching or socializing too much with the other chickens. At … read more
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