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I have sick chicks it started a last Monday they had coccidios
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I have a 4 week old chick that is feathering at the same rate
I have a 4 week old chick that is feathering at the same rate as the others ,but not gaining as much weight. Yesterday I noticed she was breathing heavy , trembling , laying down a lot and looks like … read more
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I am new to owning baby chicks. They are not quite 2 weeks
I am new to owning baby chicks. They are not quite 2 weeks old yet. We just had one chick die last night of unknown causes - she was fine one day and the next suddenly would not eat anything or drink … read more
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we just got our new chicks from the hatchery yesturday and
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appox12 week old Barred Rock is sick. Were very very new
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I have 23 8 week old chicks. 3 Weeks ago 2 of them
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One of my hens, 29 weeks old, has suddenly started huddling
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i have 6 week old chicks, they all seemed healthy, one just
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Doctoral Degree
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Well question actually concerns Turkey poults. Age 2 weeks
Well question actually concerns Turkey poults. Age 2 weeks at time of incedence. By lunch 2 were found dead & by evening another had died & 1 more was strugling and almost gone. We took the sick one a… read more
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Hi there My chickens are six weeks old. One of them jsut
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we have 8 chickens roaming free-range in our garden, 3 of them
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I acquired 6 chicks when they were 6 weeks old in early November,
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Doctoral Degree
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Our cockatiel does not appear to be well. It continues to loose
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one of my chickens died 3 weeks ago, the other two were fine
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