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She is acting lethargic, reluctant to move and won't eat.
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I have a 2 year old black chicken that eats wheat well, has a real red comb, has clear skin, not infested with anything, and is free on the farm yard. At least for 6 weeks she stands up, walks stiff l… read more
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On Thursday afternoon something happened to my 4 month old
On Thursday afternoon something happened to my 4 month old chicken's beak. I found her with no top beak at all . We washed it and stopped the blood. Also cut back the bottom to try and even out. The t… read more
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We have a flock of hens. 10 full grown and 10 pullets at 4
We have a flock of hens. 10 full grown and 10 pullets at 4 1/2 months. I am really concerned that within the last 2-3 weeks I now have 3 pullets with cracked beaks. One was an injury that we have hope… read more
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new years eve, my little green cheek conure a few days ago
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hen: My little..morning, but tonight she is lethargic..her belly
My little red hen was quiet this morning, but tonight she is lethargic. Her crop is empty. She sometimes is looking at her belly, down between her legs. She laid a lot of eggs last fall, but has not l… read more
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Coughing poultry hen. showing signs started appox four weeks
Coughing poultry hen. showing signs started appox four weeks ago, Respiratory is fine, NO discharge from eyes or nose, crop feels full and looks normal, Second hen, same batch, coughs just very occasi… read more
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Hi I hope you can help, It started last winter when we found
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I have an ex battery hen i have had for about a year 3 days
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I have an 18 month old Andalusian hen who was semi-squatting
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My hen broke off the top/outer layer of her upper beak, and
My hen broke off the top/outer layer of her upper beak, and the newly exposed layer of her upper beak looks perfectly normal except the very tip (about 2mm) is broken off and easily bleeds. (Like the … read more
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hens: her rear and undernerath which is quite red and looks inflamed
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Doctoral Degree
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chickens: egg..I came home from work, she was sitting on her nest box
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I have had 3 ex-battery hens since February. One has laid consistently
I have had 3 ex-battery hens since February. One has laid consistently every single day. Another lays good eggs, but only a couple of times a week. The third either doesn't lay at all, or there are go… read more
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hens: her beak..laid a perfectly healthy looking egg yesterday..wings
I got 4 ex-battery hens 5 weeks ago. Today, the one that looked, and still looks, the healthiest and best feathered, is just standing around, and lifting her head and opening her beak with no noise co… read more
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I have an old green parakeet that has lost the use of her legs.
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Doctoral Degree
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I have an Congo African Grey about 7 years old. On its beak
I have an Congo African Grey about 7 years old. On its beak about 1/4" from her nose is a white line running down her beak. I have checked books and see many grays have this. could their beak break? M… read more
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